LIL YACHTY DROPS DELUXE ALBUM LIL BOAT 3.5 & NEW VIDEO
SHARES VIDEO FOR "FLEX UP" FT FUTURE & PLAYBOI CARTI, WATCH BELOW
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Lil Yachty has continued his impressive run in 2020 with the release of his deluxe album Lil Boat 3.5 via Quality Control Music & Motown Records. The deluxe version of Lil Boat 3 features 7 new tracks with heavyweight features from Future, Playboi Carti, Lil Baby, Vince Staples, and Cochise. Alongside the deluxe album, Yachty shared a glitchy new video for the standout track "Flex Up" ft Future & Playboi Carti, directed by Zhamak Fullad.
In May, Lil Yachty shared his surprise new album Lil Boat 3. The third and final installment of the famed Lil Boat series ushered in a new era for the 22-year old rapper, showcasing his growth as both an artist and a man - gone are the days of the "king of the teens". With features from A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Future, Young Thug, Lil Durk, Lil Keed, Drake, DaBaby, Tierra Whack and more, the highly anticipated 19-track studio album paid respects to the fun-loving Lil Boat while making clear that Yachty's sound is ever-evolving.
Lil Yachty is a 22-year old Atlanta native, a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer, creative designer, branding genius and fashion icon who smashed onto the scene four years ago with his debut mixtape Lil Boat. The sound of his debut mixtape was prophetic, creating a new wave of hip hop while laying out the blueprint for many of today's most popular rap stars to follow. In 2017, he released Teenage Emotions which entered the Billboard Top 200 at #5 and the 2018 follow up, Lil Boat 2,peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. Since then he has 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 is a "landmark moment that may change the way people rap," while The New York Times dubbed him as an artist "that tells us where music is going." In 2020, Yachty's recent solo track "Coffin" made rounds on TikTok with a dance challenge and hit #7 on the Billboard Top Triller chart. He's also grown his ever-expanding business acumen with the launch of his own crypto-currency as a partnership with Swiss platform Fyooz. With the Lil Boat trilogy now at a close, Lil Yachty has been recognized for unleashing a sound that effortlessly bounces between rap to pop creating something entirely his own.
"This year, through a mixture of time, distance, and restraint, it's become hard to deny Lil Yachty's recalibration...Lately, Yachty's been turning in acrobatic performances."
"Besides the actual sun, there is no source of joy in the world right now brighter and more sustaining than Lil Yachty."
"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." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
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November 27, 2020 1:50pm ET by Pressparty