Lil Yachty

There's something about the fluorescent red twists and the calm dragging voice that is forcing the music world take notice of Lil Yachty. Lil Yachty is an Edgewood Atlanta native with over 26 thousand followers on SoundCloud and more than 4 million streams on his song “1Night." His sound is reminiscent of the vibes and drawn out sound of fellow Atlanta rapper Father, from Awful Records. Yet Yachty stays true to the ATL-based genre I like to refer to as “sleepy trap.” He only adds to the further development of what we all know as trap music, and adds to my perpetually unanswered question: what is the identity of Atlanta rap? Ad-libs and all, Lil Yachty is worth the listen.

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