Today, on Thursday, April 16th, Atlanta rapper Playboi Carti released his new single "@ MEH". Playboi Carti's music is highly anticipated due to how long it has been since he released his previous album "Die Lit", and how well that album did. Along with "Die Lit" doing well, Carti has battled with a ton of highly listened to leaks from what was supposed to be his "Whole Lotta Red" project. You may know some of these as "Pissy Pamper", "Molly", and "Whole Lotta Red". Soundcloud is flooded with all of those leaks. But, after his music being highly anticipated for years now, is "@ MEH" what we were expecting?
The sound on "@ MEH" is different from his previous sounds in a way. It has a little bit more of a pop flair to it. The beat is both slow and happy at the same time. However, this does not surprise us because Carti has referred to himself as a "pop star, not a rapper" multiple times. Although this sound does differ from what we heard on "Die Lit" and "Playboi Carti", the fact that he could pull off tweaking his sound a little bit shows versatility. Since he first came out with mixtapes and singles on Soundcloud, Carti has sounded pretty much the same: good, but the same. It may not be everyone's favorite Playboi Carti song due to this different sound, but Carti definitely pulled it off in a clean, and feel-good fashion. Because of this, the sound on
"@ MEH" receives an 8/10 on our Intersect 1-10 rating scale.
Playboi Carti has his signature way of rapping, that he did not veer from at all. He loves mumble rapping and has mastered it, and he loves his famous "baby voice". In fact, the term "baby voice Carti" circled the internet when his song "Pissy Pamper" leaked. Playboi Carti no doubt pulled out the baby voice on "@ MEH" and it always makes his rapping unique and intriguing. The rapping sounds like Playboi Carti, and Playboi Carti sounds good, so, the rapping on "@ MEH" receives a 10/10 on our Intersect 1-10 rating scale.
THE ART BEHIND THE SINGLE
The title "@ MEH" refers to the phrase that rooted from social media "at me then". This means that if someone is talking about you on the internet without actually saying your name, you want them to direct it to you instead of "sneak dissing". The lyrics of the song go with it perfectly as they say "I cannot beef about a bitch, yeah, but we can go beef about the bricks yeah" and "pussy ass nigga just talk shit, that pussy nigga ain't 'bout that shit." Because of this, the art behind there single receives a 9/10 on our Intersect 1-10 rating scale. The missing point is due to its lack of creativity and similarity to all of the other meanings behind his songs, but we understand this because he is sticking to his "feel-good music" brand.
IF YOU LIKE THIS SONG YOU SHOULD ALSO LISTEN TO:
If you like the upbeat melody: "Top" by Playboi Carti
If you like the rapping: "FlatBed Freestyle" by Playboi Carti
We would definitely recommend listening to Playboi Carti's "@ MEH" and we hope for an upcoming album. On our Intersect 1-10 rating scale, "@ MEH" receives a total score of 9/10. Listen to the single below.