Eighteen-year-old rapper Lil Yachty has been making headlines for the last seven months, starting with his modeling stunt at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion show/album release party at Madison Square Garden. Since then, he's been remarkably active.
The flame-haired Atlanta native dropped his debut album, Lil Boat
, in March, and I kid you not when I say that every single song on the 14-track record has at least one million listens on SoundCloud, with single "1 Night" topping the list at 32.6 million plays. He made it on the cover of XXL
's 2016 Freshman Class issue, modeled for Puma and Pink Dolphin, appeared on Drake's OVO Sound Radio, and became the first artist to collaborate on a song with reality star and, arguably the world's most famous then-18-year-old, Kylie Jenner. He's performed with Young Thug, held a show at the Museum of Modern Art, and collaborated with some of the biggest of-the-moment artists in hip-hop, like PARTYNEXTDOOR, French Montana, Ty Dolla Sign, Desiigner, and ilovemakonnen. And, though he's currently on his Boat Show Tour, he'll hit the road again later this year to tour as an opener for Rae Sremmurd.