INTERVIEW: Lil Yachty Talks 'Lil Boat 2' & His Message To Fans
By Isha Thorpe
April 26, 2018
Lil Yachty is one of the biggest young stars in the game now. He's only been in the music industry for a couple of years. But, almost as soon as he stepped on the scene, millions of young music lovers quickly gravitated toward him.
Thus far, Yachty released two studio albums, 2016's Teenage Emotions and 2018's Lil Boat 2; as well as several mix tapes and EPs. Since Lil Boat 2 dropped last month, it's already gotten great reviews. In fact, it's become his highest-charted project premiere to date. According to Billboard, the album debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Top R&B/Hip Hop chart with 64,000 equivalent album units earned in its very first week. "S**t hard," the rapper told us about the project.
When asked what made him most proud about Lil Boat 2, Yachty exclusively told iHeartRadio, "My fans like it. That's all that really matters." The artist worked really hard on it. He recruited other top stars to collab on it with him like 2 Chainz, Migos, Trippie Redd, Tee Grizzley and more. "I didn't record it all at one time. So, it's just a collection of recorded songs. But, I just felt like it fit the project, you what I'm sayin? It was cool."
But, Yachty revealed that he still has a lot of growing to do with his music. When asked if he felt like his music has evolved, since his first project, the rapper replied: "Not in this instant, no. With this project, [I] probably got better beats. But, I mean it sounds different only because it's just really, kinda [the] music I was making when I first started rapping and a lot of people didn't know me yet. So, it may be new to them, but not to me."
Wrapping up our conversation, the artist said about his overall message to fans of the album: "It really wasn't that deep. If you f**k with it, you f**k with it. If you don't f**k with it, it's cool. It's just some s**t to turn up and f**k with it. If it's not for you, I understand. It's all good."
Photos: Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio