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Playboi Carti finds himself at the top of Spotify’s Viral 50 chart, but completely by accident. The track that landed him the spot is actually a high-pitched version of a verse he has yet to officially release. Apparently, the song began as a collaboration between producer, Pi’erre Bourne, and an Atlanta artist named Young Nudy and was originally called “Pissy Pamper.” From there, the Carti verse was added and the song became known as “Kid Cudi.”
Now, a version of the song showcasing Carti’s verse alone has climbed the Spotify chart under the name of “Kid Carti.” Needless to say, although this little number has acquired several aliases and has been bounced all over the internet, fans are still finding it and eating it up. The person responsible for the Spotify upload actually turns out to be a high school sophomore who started his account to help people find music that wasn’t already on the streaming service. “[When] the song got leaked… I posted it to my channel not thinking about how big it would get.” He says the song skyrocketed in popularity after Playboi Carti performed the song as part of his Rolling Loud set.
The song has now been streamed over 2 million times, and has inspired the internet to get creative in the form of memes like this one:
When you in the studio but you gotta babysit – Part 2 pic.twitter.com/Fuzml9P5zR
— Lenarr Young (@Lenarr_) May 21, 2019
Although the song is still unreleased, you can listen to the full version below without a Spotify subscription.