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Music / Lil Yachty

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Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known better as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper and singer. He originally gained attention in 2015 for his meme-worthy early singles, with "One Night" getting used in a viral video on YouTube and "Minnesota" becoming a meme following its appearance on Drake's OVO Sound Radio show.

The two singles were followed by his mixtape Lil Boat, which codified his early style as being defined by Autotuned crooning over dreamy trap beats. Subsequently, Yachty found success as a featured artist on a pair of US Top 5 hits in 2016, "Broccoli" by DRAM and "iSpy" by Kyle, before releasing another mixtape, Summer Songs 2, followed by his major label debut album, Teenage Emotions in 2017.

From there his music began to shift into more traditional hip-hop styles, releasing a further 3 albums, Lil Boat 2, Nuthin' 2 Prove and Lil Boat 3. In 2020, Yachty began collaborating more heavily with an underground scene of rappers in Michigan, mostly centred around the cities of Detroit and Flint, and released an entire project with them in that style, 2021's Michigan Boy Boat. Then, in 2023, he released an unexpected New Sound Album in Let's Start Here., which eschews hip-hop entirely in favour of Psychedelic Rock of all sounds.


As an entertainment personality, Yachty's appeared in commercials for Sprite, Nautica and Urban Outfitters, as well as a Target commercial for which he covered "It Takes Two"note  with Carly Rae Jepsen. He also performed the theme tune for the 2019 revival of Saved by the Bell and voiced Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.



  • Summer Songs (EP; 2015)
  • Honey, Let's Spend Wintertime On A Boat (with Wintertime) (EP; 2015)
  • Lil Boat (mixtape; 2016)
  • Summer Songs 2 (mixtape; 2016)
  • Lil Boat 2 (album; 2017)
  • Nuthin' 2 Prove (album; 2018)
  • A-Team (with Zaytoven, Lil Keed and Lil GotIt) (mixtape; 2020)
  • Lil Boat 3 (album; 2020)
  • Lil Boat 3.5 (EP; 2020)
  • Michigan Boy Boat (mixtape; 2021)
  • Let’s Start Here. (album; 2023)

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