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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the Atlanta rapper features guest appearances from Pi'erre Bourne, Chief Keef, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Red Coldhearted, Travis Scott, Skepta, Bryson Tiller, Young Nudy, and Young Thug.
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Poke It Out
Yo, Yo Pi'erre, you wanna come out here? Iced up, ice watch Woah, woah Bad bitch, poke it out (woah) Poke it out, poke it out (woah) Bad bitch, poke... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 21, 2018
    85
    Die Lit is an anomaly, an album that works almost completely from its own lunatic script. At its best--which is to say almost the entire thing, really--the album almost seems to suspend gravity.
  2. May 21, 2018
    80
    It remains first and foremost a very fun album.
  3. May 21, 2018
    80
    Instead of sounding like a half-baked aberration or a tedious, overlong experiment, Die Lit broadcasts a refreshing and well-developed aesthetic--one that feels like Carti’s specific achievement. Its appeal feels distinctly corporeal, like it’s inducing some swag-rap equivalent of ASMR through exploring a limited and tightly EQd collection of sounds.
  4. May 21, 2018
    76
    A lot of the gratification of this record is in the production, which takes the age-old hip-hop trick of taking a fractional melodic idea, barely a song by itself, and spinning out of it a thick sonic weave.
  5. May 25, 2018
    60
    Through a more respectable body of work--is unlikely to win over any naysayers.
  6. May 23, 2018
    60
    Thanks to the lack of coherence or variety though, nothing on Die Lit really sticks. It's fun enough but, save for a few keepers, has the lifespan of a mayfly. Rock to it for the summer and forget most of it by September.
  7. Jul 17, 2018
    50
    Like Rae Sremmurd and Migos, these big-bass trap anthems owe much to their club-friendly vibe, but offer little in terms of substance or lasting impact.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 7 out of 35
  1. Nov 26, 2018
    10
    Incredible production from pierre bourne throughout the whole album, addictive replayability. Best songs are Flatbed Freestyle, R.I.P, Shoota,Incredible production from pierre bourne throughout the whole album, addictive replayability. Best songs are Flatbed Freestyle, R.I.P, Shoota, Right Now and Old Money Expand
  2. May 20, 2019
    10
    Possibly my favourite trap album ever released, each track is brilliant, the production is out of this world, it's really phenomenal.
  3. Feb 24, 2021
    9
    best trap album of all time??? 9/10
    best trap album of all time??? 9/10
    best trap album of all time??? 9/10
  4. jmo
    Apr 14, 2019
    8
    While at first Playboi Carti's debut album may seem shallow and uninteresting it's psychedelic hooks and memorizing adlibs combined withWhile at first Playboi Carti's debut album may seem shallow and uninteresting it's psychedelic hooks and memorizing adlibs combined with blissful production from Pi'erre Bourne make it a staple of trap simplicity. Carti may seem like not that much at first but thats because that's not what he wants, Carti shows the power of simplicity in music. He Uses what he needs and nothing he doesn't a key example of this is the intro track of this album "Long Time." Carti gives a vibe of nostalgia and reminds me of the standout track from Tyler The Creator's Most recent album, November. Carti uses playful production and simplistic lyrics to make a atmosphere. The Song, "Home (KOD)" makes you feel like your in the exact broken relationship carti is rapping about. The Percussion feels Claustrophobic exactally what it seems carti is going for. The Only time the album fails is on the track Pull Up where the beat and lyrics are too minimal and sleepy for me to care. Great Album and while will most likely not win over haters, Carti's fans will surely love it.

    Best Tracks: Long Time, Home (KOD), R.I.P, Flatbed Freestyle, Fell in Luv, Shoota
    Worst Tracks: Pull Up

    Overall: 8/10
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  5. Jun 5, 2019
    7
    Playboi Carti's debut album is intoxicating in its simplicity.

    FAV TRACKS: R.I.P., LOVE HURTS, SHOOTA, POKE IT OUT, HOME, FELL IN LUV,
    Playboi Carti's debut album is intoxicating in its simplicity.

    FAV TRACKS: R.I.P., LOVE HURTS, SHOOTA, POKE IT OUT, HOME, FELL IN LUV, MILEAGE, FLATBED FREESTYLE, R.I.P. FREDO, LONG TIME

    LEAST FAV TRACK: NO TIME
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  6. Nov 6, 2018
    7
    the album sounded fine mostly for Pi'erre Bourne's production but surely Playboi Carti has the potential. he proved it with ''magnolia''. wishthe album sounded fine mostly for Pi'erre Bourne's production but surely Playboi Carti has the potential. he proved it with ''magnolia''. wish him luck! Expand
  7. Jan 5, 2021
    0
    Lame and bland, it would have done us all a favour if it didn't see the light of day.

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