Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum artist, fashion disruptor, and "King of Teens" Lil Yachty releases his full-length debut, Teenage Emotions. The transcendent collection merges Lil Yachty's signature gleeful sing-rap and auto-tuned transmissions with hip hop bombast, pop and '80s cultural touchstones. The 19-year-old Atlanta native is proudly genre-defying, mining hip-hop, alternative, indie sounds as well as his hometown Atlanta trap DNA to solidify his mosaic approach.
The 21-track album includes features from Migos, Diplo, YG & Kamaiyah, Stefflon Don, Evander Griim, Grace and Sonyae Elise and, as the title indicates, the set is a reflection of young lives right now, from happiness to social media-saturated heartbreak to the dance floor, caught in a sound that effortlessly, constantly bounces from rap to pop to something entirely its own. Personally Yachty strives to promote positivity and good vibes. In keeping with his good vibes attitude, Lil Yachty recently made headlines for the album's inclusive album art.
"It caters to a teenager's everyday lifestyle-heartbreak, happiness, that vibe when you waking up in the morning getting dressed and you just wanna dance," says Lil Yachty.
"It's commonplace for young rap stars to claim that they've transcended hip-hop; it's rarer for them to actually do it. Yachty does." – The New Yorker