Playboi Carti Whole Lotta Red Merch:
The second studio album by American rapper Playboi Carti Whole Lotta Red Merch. The album was released on December 25, 2020, by both Interscope Records and ASAP Rocky’s AWGE label. The album was completed in November 2020 after starting in late 2018. There are 24 tracks on the album, including guest appearances from Future, Kanye West, and Kid Cudi. Executively produced by West, who also appears on the song “Go2DaMoon”. Along with Pi’erre Bourne and Maaly Raw, among others, Carti’s frequent collaborators and producers handled production.
Whole Lotta Red by Playboi Carti has received mostly positive reviews. The public’s reaction was initially sharply divided. Carti’s first number-one album in the US.
Whole Lotta Red Artwork and Aesthetic Composition:
Playboi Carti released the cover art for Whole Lotta Red Merch via social media on December 22, 2020. This was designed by Jung “Art Dealer” Chung. It features a black and white picture of Carti, with a white outline and the word “Red” in large letters at the top of the cover. The cover is based on and pays homage to a cover of the late 70s punk rock magazine Slash; featuring David Vanian of the Damned.
The whole lotta red sees Playboi Carti showcase a unique depth he has developed while minimizing the use of his baby voice. The label next to the parental advisory reads “Volume One Number One “Red”, the fictional magazine from the Opium imprint. According to journalists, artists and merchandise designers have drawn inspiration from heavy metal imagery.