Today Lil Yachty shares his cover art and a March 9, 2018, release date for Lil Boat 2.
Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, aka “King of the Youth” is a 20-year old Atlanta native, a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer, creative designer, branding genius and fashion icon who smashed onto the scene two years ago with his debut mixtape Lil Boat. In May, 2017, he released Teenage Emotions which entered The Billboard Top 200 at #5 and remained on the charts more than four months. Since then he accumulated nearly 3 billion streams, found himself on the covers of Paper and FADER magazines, as well as landing the cover of The New York Times Men’s Style section and a XXL Freshman cover. Rolling Stone said his album “Teenage Emotions” was a “landmark moment that may change the way people rap”, while The New York Times Magazine dubbed him as an artist “that tell us where music is going”.
The New Yorker :
“It’s commonplace for young rap stars to claim that they’ve transcended hip-hop; it’s rarer for them to actually do it. Yachty does”.
“Besides the actual sun, there is no source of joy in the world right now brighter and more sustaining than Lil Yachty. So basically, the moral of the story is: cancel all your plans and stay at home, and instead just understand that the Goodest Night has now been had, by one Lil Boat, Esq. You will never have as good a night as Lil Yachty had Apologies”.
The New York Times :
“Lil Yachty’s excellence doesn’t originate in his choice of words, or even in the rhythm, he delivers them & he has created an alternate universe in which traditional narratives of rap excess are reframed as fantastical stories. And on the whole, his songs are dreamlike and entrancing. Lil Yachty has created an alternate universe in which traditional narratives of rap excess are reframed as fantastical kiddie stories. He has mainlined Gucci Mane’s vocal quirk a penchant for odd rhyme structures cloaked in unlikely melodies and distended it to absurdist lengths”.
The Source :
“It’s something about Lil Yachty as an artist that makes purveyors want to rush towards him in complete and utter approval”.
“The sheer obvious joy that Yachty takes in making music is one of his best qualities, and its infectiousness is one of the main reasons why people are flocking to him the way they are. It’s beautiful to see someone so fully consumed by their passion, and inspiring to see an artist so confidently exploring his form”.
Rolling Stone :
“Lil Yachty is probably going to change the world ».
“Yachty in his own unorthodox way has put hip-hop culture in a choke-hold. He doesn’t show any signs of relinquishing his grip.”
“You can’t deny the fact that he’s one of the most authentic rappers in the game ».
“Yachty is the master of our joy.”