Watch Lil Yachty Make His Television Debut Performing “Bring It Back” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“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 Yorker
GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum artist, fashion disruptor, and “King of Teens” Lil Yachty has released his full-length debut, Teenage Emotions [EMI Music Australia] – stream or download HERE.
Teenage Emotions merges Lil Yachty’s signature gleeful sing-rap and auto-tuned transmissions with hip hop bombast, pop and eighties cultural touchstones. The 19-year-old Atlanta native is proudly genre-defying, mining hip-hop, alternative, indie sounds as well as his hometown Atlanta trap DNA to solidify his mosaic approach.
The 21-track album includes features from Migos, Diplo, YG & Kamaiyah, Stefflon Don, Evander Griim, Grace and Sonyae Elise.
And, as the title indicates, the set is a reflection of young lives right now, from happiness to social media-saturated heartbreak to the dance floor, caught in a sound that effortlessly, constantly bounces from rap to pop to something entirely its own. Personally the nineteen-year-old strives to promote positivity and good vibes. In keeping with his good vibes attitude, Lil Yachty recently made headlines for his inclusive album art – watch the behind the scenes of the photoshoot for Teenage Emotions HERE.
“It caters to a teenager’s everyday lifestyle-heartbreak, happiness, that vibe when you waking up in the morning getting dressed and you just wanna dance,” says Lil Yachty.
Last week, Lil Yachty made his debut television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “Bring It Back” – watch the clip HERE.
Photo Credit: Kenneth Cappello
Lil Yachty cruised to the forefront of pop culture in 2016 with 2016 mixtapes Lil Boat and Summer Songs 2 and achieved an RIAA platinum certification for his smash “One Night.” He joined D.R.A.M. for the 5x-platinum “Broccoli,” receiving a 2017 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.” Following his initial Summer Songs EP, he dropped three more EPS in addition to the two acclaimed mixtapes—Lil Boat and Summer Songs 2—in less than a year. A highly sought-after voice, he guested on Chance the Rapper’s GRAMMY® Award-winning Coloring Book and the Fate of the Furious Official Soundtrack plus he appeared on a barrage of other singles (alongside such top guns as Young Thug, Charli XCX, Post Malone, T-Pain and many more), and, most recently, he connected again on Kyle’s Top 10 hit “ISpy.” And all that studio time came in between three electrifying tours, with shows often climaxing with some stage-diving alongside The Sailing Team.
Additionally, fans can now browse Lil Yachty’s webstore for exclusive Teenage Emotions merch bundles – check out the full selection at http://lilyachtyshop.com/.
Teenage Emotions TRACKLISTING
- Like A Star
- DN FREESTYLE
- Peek-A-Boo feat. Migos
- Dirty Mouth
- All Around Me feat. YG & Kamaiyah
- Say My Name
- All You Had To Say
- Better feat. Stefflon Don
- Forever Young feat. Diplo
- Lady In Yellow
- Moments in Time
- Otha Shit (Interlude)
- XMEN feat. Evander Griiim
- BRING IT BACK
- RUNNING WITH GHOST feat. Grace
- FYI (KNOW NOW)
- No more
- Made of glass
- Momma (outro) feat. Sonyae Elise
“The Atlanta artist has become one of rap’s most buzzed-about new names, an avatar of the genre’s contemporary, unmoored sound and visual aesthetic with a dizzyingly fast-growing listenership.” Noisey.
“Yachty gets top marks for being unapologetically himself.” XXL.
“Of his current burgeoning peers, Yachty is looking like the one most poised for crossover success.” Pitchfork.
Teenage Emotions OUT NOW
Lil Yachty Australian tour:
July 20 – Sydney, Big Top
July 21 – North Byron Parklands, Splendour In The Grass
July 22 – Melbourne, Prince Bandroom
July 23 – Perth, Metro City
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