Album: Mario Judah – Whole Lotta Red
The Modern Day Rockstar Beats Playboi Carti to the Punch, Sharing His Own Version of the Anticipated Whole Lotta Red Project
Before he ever dreamed of picking up a mic, Mario Judah was a massive fan of Playboi Carti–he was the user in the comment section of Carti’s SoundCloud uploads, dropping fire emojis and eagerly asking for more. Now that he has a platform following the success of his single “Die Very Rough,” Mario emerges as a champion for the cause of Carti fans across the globe who want nothing more than new music from their favorite artist. As Carti fails to respond to Mario’s social media ultimatum ( “either drop Whole Lotta Red or I’ll drop it for you”), Mario follows through on his promise and delivers Whole Lotta Red, his new album, performed in the style of Playboi Carti.
“I’m still a Carti fan but he’s making it difficult,” says Mario Judah. “I’m sticking up for all the Carti fans. I’m doing everything in my power to get him to drop. I’m beyond disappointed, I’m furious!”
Produced, performed, and mixed in its entirety by Mario Judah, Whole Lotta Red is a pitch-perfect evocation of Carti’s style, using helium-pitched vocals, energetic ad-libs, stop-start cadences, and borrowed phrases from Carti’s unique lexicon. The instrumentals channel the futuristic soundscapes favored by Carti and his favorite producers like Pi’erre Bourne. The album is home to recent single “Bih Yah,” an 8-bit carnival of a trap track that earned coverage in HotNewHipHop and UPROXX, among others. A labor of love from an impatient superfan, Whole Lotta Red is available on all platforms.
Your move, Playboi Carti.
Stream Whole Lotta Red: https://soundcloud.com/mario-judah/sets/whole-lotta-red
Watch “Bih Yah”: https://youtu.be/E5DCW-7-hCQ
Whole Lotta Red Tracklist:
1. Luv My Slatts
2. Bean & Lean
3. Bih Yah
4. Figi Freestyle
Starting his career as a producer, Mario Judah didn’t consider becoming a vocalist until earlier this year. Influenced by the gritty subject matter of rap music and the vocal styles of metal and hard rock, Mario arrived on a singular sound with his first single “Crush,” which brought a gothic and melodramatic majesty to melodic rap. He trended worldwide in October 2020 when he released his song “Die Very Rough,” a bombastic and insidiously catchy story of revenge, which went viral on Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok. “Die Very Rough” racked up over 30 million streams and spent three weeks atop Spotify’s Viral 50 chart. The rapper recently recorded a Genius Verified for “Die Very Rough,” which trended on YouTube and surpassed one million views in less than a week. The song inspired an entire universe of memes (one of Mario’s favorites compared his rap style to that of a Disney villain) and earned the Florida native the chance to perform his first-ever live set at Rolling Loud’s “Loud Stream,” which aired on Twitch to an audience of 1.5+ million.
Armed with influential co-signs from the likes of Lil Uzi Vert, Denzel Curry, Lil Yachty, Logic, and Zane Lowe, the rapper/singer/producer is bringing his dark and dramatic aesthetic to the mainstream. You have been warned…there’s no running from Mario Judah’s impending takeover.
Whole Lotta Red: https://soundcloud.com/mario-judah/sets/whole-lotta-red
“Bih Yah”: https://youtu.be/E5DCW-7-hCQ
“Die Very Rough”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IXOM4Q2Apc