Amongst all the slander, the disrespect, and all the jokes Miles McCollum aka Lil Yachty has skyrocketed into superstardom.  Last week, the 19-year-old musician, creative, designer, and style icon released his long awaited debut project titled Teenage Emotions.  After a week or so of listening has come with a summary of the album as well as personal feelings on it. The self proclaimed “King of the Teens” has had his name in numerous ventures but his fan base is certainly happy to finally get new music from him for the summertime.

Born in Mableton, Georgia, Lil Yachty’s rise to fame came quickly and out of nowhere.  It seemed as if his hit song “One Night” took him from a college dorm room to interviews at every publication.  In a little over a year Lil Yachty has endorsements from Sprite and Target, both of which led to commercials with Carly Rae Jepsen and LeBron James.  Business wise, Yachty is ahead of everyone else in his class, becoming the face of a few Urban Outfitters campaigns. As well as recently becoming the Creative Director for Nautica.  We can also expect a capsule collection from Nautica and Lil Yachty this fall.

His clothing choices seem to match his music, which is described as “bubblegum trap.”  Seeing that Yachty’s music is very positive and fun,  his music is tailored to make people have a great time and lose their insecurities.  Teenage Emotions definitely fit the mold while also standing out from his other projects. Some may say the project is a little long, but if production is your thing then this album is definitely for you.

Consisting of 21 songs, the project also has eight features with Migos, YG, and Diplo as our favorites. The album’s cohesion comes off as spotty at times, but added to the over all theme of teenage emotions which tend to run the same course. .  From the intro all the way to the last track Yachty deals with relationships, fame, trust, and family.

Unfortunately, not everyone was able to tap into their teenage emotions while listening to Yachty’s debut.  Earlier this week he took to Instagram to explain the low album sales that his project showcased.  Calling himself and his fan base “misunderstood,” which is a decent argument on his behalf.  At the end of the day, Yachty has had a hard time adjusting to the love and hate that he receives from all angles, so to combat that has decided to help him lift his spirits.  Here are five Lil Yachty songs that Lil Yachty should listen to to make him feel a little better.

  1. King Boat with production by Digital Nas
  2. Bagg – Young Dolph ft. Lil Yachty
  3. Better feat. Stefflon Don
  4. Good Day feat. Skippa da Flippa
  5. IDK – Summer Songs 2 mixtape

Yachty has more positive events to focus on within the next few months.  He recently got  back in the studio working on a new EP.  As well as his Teenage Emotions Tour and capsule collection with Nautica releasing later in the year.  He’ll be fine, check out Yachty on tour this summer and be on the lookout for other projects that he is attaching his name to.  2017 is halfway over and I’m sure he has much more in store for all of us.




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