Lil Yachty is the stage name of rapper and singer Miles Parks McCollum. At only 19 years old, Lil Yachty has already seen underground and mainstream success the likes of which have paved the way for his peers and brought him huge recognition around the world. Yachty was born and raised in Mableton, Georgia but moved to Atlanta in early 2015 in order to begin his career. Atlanta has a huge base of popular hip hop artists such as Lil Jon, 21 Savage, and Gucci Mane. It has long been producing rap and hip hop that appeals to mass audiences, and has a key sound thanks to the Georgia accent. Lil Yachty is another who has seen success thanks to being in Atlanta.
Online social media services helped Yachty build an audience as he networked around the streets of Atlanta with underground and street fashion personalities. One of his recorded tracks, “One Night” was used in a video that went viral, and this kicked off Yachty’s career as more and more people headed to his Soundcloud account to listen to and download the song. Kanye West invited the young rapper to model for his Yeezy 3 clothing range at West’s show in Madison Square Garden, New York in February 2016. Yachty very cleverly released his first mixtape, “Lil Boat”, the following month, and it was an instant hit.In June of the same year, Yachty announced that he had signed a collaborative record deal with Quality Control Music, Capitol Records and Motown Records. He then released his second mixtape, “Summer Songs 2”, in July.
Most of Yachty’s solo success has come from his internet following, endorsements and downloads of his tracks. However, he has seen chart success with his well-known collaborations with other artists. The single, “Broccoli” from D.R.A.M. featured Lil Yachty, and reached no. 5 in the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2016. He has also worked with Chance the Rapper, Kyle and Tee Grizzley.Lil Yachty combines his hip hop roots with some unconventional genres and methods. He uses samples from old games consoles and games, as well as various children’s cartoon series’. It makes for some really interesting sounds and unbelievably catchy tracks. His style and overall appeal is bubblegum, but his roots keep it real and respected.
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Lil Yachty The Teenage Tour 2017
Lil Yachty is heading out on a tour of North America, calling it “The Teenage Tour”, and will be playing his unique, fun and totally not serious show each and every night. This is one not to miss out on before Yachty blows up all over the world.Starting in Dallas in August, Lil Yachty will head to cities such as Orlando, Columbia, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Portland, before playing his home city of Atlanta, then the Lost Lake Festival in Phoenix in October.