The rap industry is focused on almost entirely by teenagers. Hip-hop music has evolved since it’s beginnings, and topics, themes, styles, and essentially, everything about it has changed. That being said, the music genre now has artists of all ages, backgrounds, and experience. Lil Yachty, a newer rapper, is considered a teen favorite.
The self-proclaimed “King of Teens” has a net worth of $3 million at just 19 years old.
Hip-Hop and Music
Lil Yachty’s rise to fame began since his singles “One Night” and “Minnesota” were released in August of 2015. Since then, the rapper has had immense success with his music. Yachty has worked with many big names in the industry. Some of the artists who’ve featured him are Kyle, Bhad Bhabie, Post Malone, Quavo, D.R.A.M, T-Pain, and many more.
His more recent albums, “After Da Boat” (2016), “Teenage Emotions” (2017), “Activated” (2018), and “Lil Boat 2” (2018) are extremely popular amongst younger listeners. His fanbase almost entirely consists of teenagers, considering he is one himself.
The rapper claims to have created the hip-hop style called “Bubblegum Trap”. In this style, the music is very auto-tuned, and creates a bubbly vibe, using light piano, which gives the style a cartoonish, sometimes childish sense. What makes the style unique is that the provocative lyrics don’t match with soft, child-like, upbeat tone. Therefore, A LOT of teens listen to this style and enjoy the balance between adult and child, which is similar to where many teenagers feel they are.
Personality: Likes and Dislikes
Many celebrities have reputations and personalities based on things they attribute with themselves. For example, Lil Yachty is famous for liking boats. He calls his group of friends the “Sailing Team”. He also loves pizza, which is VERY relatable.
However, there are also thing the rapper dislikes. Unlike most other rappers in hip-hop, Lil Yachty DOES NOT like to smoke or drink. He used to smoke, but disliked the feeling; and weirdly enough he’s claimed to have never been drunk, as he hates the burning sensation of alcohol.
Similar to Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty has a necklace designed as him in the Simpsons cartoon style. It’s a rather fashionable necklace and is something he’s known for wearing.
“Teenage Emotions” Album Cover
When the album cover for Yachty’s debut album titled, “Teenage Emotions” was released, the reactions were mixed. The cover shows the rapper sitting in a movie theatre with people sitting in the seats around him. However, what caught most people’s eyes was the gay couple kissing in the top left corner of the picture. Most fans, who are teenagers, supported the album and inclusion. However, most older fans disliked it, and the album cover received some homophobic reactions.
This brought a lot of attention to Lil Yahcty and his music and gave the world a glimpse as to how hip-hop has genuinely changed.
Since his recognition in late 2015, Lil Yahcty has advanced as a rapper, role model, and influencer. His safer music topics and creation of a whole new style show just how far he’s come. His several albums have brought him to be worth millions of dollars as a teen. All in all, we’re excited to see where Yachty goes, and can’t even imagine what’ll he be worth then.
Do you like Lil Yachty’s music? If so, what’s your favorite song?