No rapper ad-libs quite like Playboi Carti. The fidgety Atlanta upstart rarely sustains a thought for more than a few bars,
but whenever rhymes elude him, he just kicks around random words and consonants. Sometimes he fills entire verses with the word “what.”
On a more traditional album, such tics might scan as filler or transparent stall tactics,
but Carti commits to them so fully on his debut project that they become an attraction unto themselves.