Listen: Playboi Carti drops surprise new album 'Die Lit'

In today's world of digital music, it has become easier for artists to surprise their fans with new songs or even surprise albums when no one expects it. When Beyonce proved that she could hit number one on the charts by dropping an album no one knew was coming and then announcing it after the fact, others have tried to the same tactic. The most recent surprise album came from Playboi Carti, who just released his new album, Die Lit, today.

Playboi Carti not only released an album that no one knew was coming, but he had some big collaborators, making the fact it remained a secret even more of a surprise. Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Skepta, and more contributed to the album.

There were hints that something was coming when Playboi Carti released a new single last week called "Love Hurts" with Travis Scott. 

The new album comes one year after Playboi Carti released his debut mixtape with the song "Magnolia" helping him skyrocket to the top of the charts. It is an interesting move for the rapper to release the album with no fanfare since it is his official debut studio release. Fans should have a chance to hear his new music as he tours through the summer. AXS has tickets to a show on June 23 where he performs with Rae Sremmurd, Ferg, Nipsey Hussle, and Kamaiyah WondaGurl.