TRANSCRIPT Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Rapper Mavi on his latest album, “Laughing So Hard It Hurts”

Hailing from Charlotte, NC, young rapper Mavi is one to watch. He created his first album, “Let the Sun Talk,” during his freshman year at Howard University. After garnering great reviews, his career started to take off. He recorded a second album, “End of the Earth,” and got invited to collaborate with artists he admired and opened for Jack Harlow on tour. And last year, he recorded a stirring third album, “Laughing So Hard It Hurts.” Mavi crams 16 songs into 32 minutes on “Laughing So Hard It Hurts.” It’s an album about pain and relationships. It’s dense, intimate and even a little lonely-sounding at times. We talked with Mavi about why he made that choice.

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