Lil Yachty has shared his newest track “Love Music” via Quality Control / Motown. The laid-back single is his first release following his highly praised Michigan Boy Boat mixtape.
On “Love Music” the alwats-versatile rapper takes a turn from the rapid-fire, off kilter delivery of his latest body of work. The track yet again demonstrates a new side of Yachty backed by alt-pop production, showcasing his melodic prowess and story-telling abilities. The release is accompanied by a visualizer of the single’s artwork.
After dropping the last chapter to his Lil Boat trilogy in 2020 with Lil Boat 3 (and subsequent deluxe album LB3.5), Lil Yachty entered 2021 flying high with his mixtape Michigan Boy Boat. The tape was a homage to the emerging Michigan rap scene and was packed with features from fast rising midwest rappers. Lil Yachty is keeping busy this year, working on a new series for HBO Max based on the card game ‘UNO’, releasing his cryptocurrency “YachtyCoin,” partnering with Reese’s Puffs Cereal, and promoting his new unisex nail-paint line Crete.
Michigan Boy Boat, Yachty’s long-awaited 14-track offering features a comprehensive who’s who of rappers from Detroit and Flint including Tee Grizzley, Sada Baby, Babyface Ray, Louis Ray, YN Jay, RMC Mike, Veeze, Baby Smoove, Icewear Vezzo, Rio Da Yung OG, Baby Tron, Krispy Life Kidd, and Slap Savage. Just before the album was released, Yachty unveiled a behind-the-scenes trailer filmed in the Great Lake State.
Back at the end of May, Yachty released a video for “Plastic (feat. Icewear Vezzo & Rio Da Yung Og).” The black and white video was filmed in Detroit and was directed by Ethan Iverson. The haunting, piano-led track features a visual highlighted by Yachty’s signature braids and a square aspect ratio that gives the entire affair a claustrophobic feel. Throughout the video, Yachty, Vezzo, and Rio mess around with each other and trade unimpeachable bars.