Playboi Carti (real name Jordan Terrell Carter) was born on 13 September 1996 in Atlanta. Carter often skipped school to write music and work in H&M. When he was a teenager, Jordan often had to buy clothes in second-hand stores. This later helped him find his own unique style.
Carter started reading rap as a teenager. Back then, his pseudonym was Sir Cartier. The majority of his early work was uploaded to the internet and later deleted. In 2012, the young rapper signed a contract with Awful Records and changed his pseudonym to Playboi Carti.
The first signs of fame came to the rapper in 2015 after he recorded two singles "Broke Boi" and "Fetti" with the assistance of Da$h and Maxo Kream. He uploaded both songs to SoundCloud.
Soon Carti made a decision to leave Awful Records and started working with AWGE, which belonged to A$AP Mob band. In 2016, Carter helped them record the single "Telephone Calls" from Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends.
In 2017, Carti released his 1st solo mixtape Playboi Carti. While recording the album, he had some help from experienced rappers, such as Lil Uzi Vert and ASAP Rocky. The mixtape attracted the attention of different music magazines, including XXL and Pitchfork.