For fans who are wild for Lil Yachty and like to learn more about hip-hop culture and its top contributors, the newest episode of Rap Radar is just for you.
Lil Yachty: The Pattern
Lil Yachty. Image Source: Courtesy of Interval Presents
Lil Yachty’s unmistakable flavor, style, and undefinable artistry have set him head and shoulders above the rest. He doesn’t fit into any mold. And that is because he is the mold. Although many have tried to confine him to a box, he remains one artist who fits in none. Yachty continues to ride the wave of singularity by chiseling his masterpieces out of what moves him from genre to genre. As Vulture notes, the work varies greatly in style and quality, but being difficult to pin down also allows him to make unusual plays.” However, Yachty doesn’t merely make the plays. He masters them. Yachty’s works have contained elements of Detroit style, southern trap, psychedelic rock, and pop. All the elements come together as a definitive signature of the artist marking him as a dynamo. But according to the Daily Trojan, he is much more; he is a “Brand,” a label with which the artist entirely agrees. According to The Trojan, Yachty verified this in an issue of the New York Times. The artist told the Times, “I’m not a rapper but an artist. And I’m more than an artist. I’m a brand.”
Lil Yachty on Rap Radar
Fans of the artist will get the unique opportunity to listen in on a conversation with Rap Radar hosts Brian “B. Dot” Miller and Elliot Wilson. Today February 23, Rap Radar is hosting Yachty to discuss his creativity, his life, and his newest work, “Let’s Start Here,” a release defined as an unexpected pivot in style.
“Let’s Start Here”
“Let’s Start Here,” Yachty’s fifth studio album, dropped on January 27. According to Pitchfork, the project is “a highly manicured and expensive blend of Tame Impala-style psych-rock, A24 synth-pop, loungy R&B, and Silk Sonic-esque funk, a sound so immediately appealing that it doesn’t feel experimental.” With a unique sound, it’s not hard to see why it has the world talking. Buts there’s no better way to explore an artist’s choice of expression than to hear them discuss it. And the newest episode of Rap Radar promises to give fans some greater insight.
Rap Radar was co-founded in 2009 by Elliot Wilson, once Editor-and Chief of XXL magazine. Later Wilson went on to recruit Miller, a former contributor to XXL. Together, both worked to bring some of the greatest hip-hop artists into the pod sphere. According to Magzter, “they used their extensive network to bring exclusive interviews to audiences looking for new ways to engage with hip-hop music and artists.” And they continue offering top-tier content by opening up a space for fans to learn about and from artists in a more personalized setting.
New episodes drop every Thursday. But this episode is said to be sure to “turn heads.” So, for those who are fans of the artist or simply fans of the culture, tune in to hear what Lil’ Yachty has to share with the world.
Written by: Renae Richardson