X Games Norway 2018: Introducing Lil Yachty
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Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, aka 'King of the Teens' is an Atlanta native, a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer, creative designer, branding genius and fashion icon. Rolling Stone says his album 'Teenage Emotions' is a "landmark moment that may change the way people rap," while The New York Times Magazine dubbed him as an artist "that tell us where music is going." Since releasing his viral video for "One Night" in December 2015, Lil Yachty has been releasing music at an almost unbelievable pace: 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. 'Teenage Emotions' was released in May 2017 and hit at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #4 on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Chart. And as the title indicates, the set is a reflection of young lives right now, from social media-saturated heartbreak to self-acceptance to the dance floor, caught in a sound that effortlessly, constantly bounces from rap to pop to something entirely its own.
In March 2018, Lil Yachty released his second studio album, 'Lil Boat 2,' to critical acclaim. Featuring guest appearances from Quavo, Offset and Lil Baby, the album debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 and finds Lil Yachty exploring new musical territories beyond the mumble rap genre he helped to curate.