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Playboi Carti & Chief Keef Show Their Stylistic Similarities On "Mileage"

Trevor Smith
May 11, 2018 13:41
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Mileage

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Keef's influence is still audible in Carti's delivery, but his new music sees him continuing to grow as a writer and vocalist.


Playboi Carti's staccato, ad-lib-heavy vocal style can be traced back to the post-Finally Rich work of Chief Keef. On "Mileage," those stylistic similarities are clear, but so is the growth on both their parts. Carti's hook expands his proven style by going sweeter and more melodic. In this way, he edges closer to frequent collaborator Lil Uzi Vert. Keef has also continued to develop his sound over the last few years, and here, he sounds thoughtful and R&B-influenced in his writing. Only a year apart in age, the two sound more like like-minded collaborators than teacher and student, and there's no better place for them to meet than over this intricately catchy Pi'erre Bourne beat.

The song comes off Carti's new project Die Lit, which he released with short notice Thursday night. The project (which some have referred to as his debut album, but what's the difference these days?) also features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Young Nudy, Young Thug, and more. Listen to the full thing here.

Quotable Lyrics:
I'm with them animals
It's a real n***a, annual
Your hoe on automatic
Put her on manual
She can't handle me
Handle me, Betty Boop
You're lookin' for me
I'm on Saks Fifth Avenue

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