Interview: Lil Yachty Talks Future Collabs, College, Touring, and Music.
Just three years ago Lil Yachty was celebrating his birthday in his dorm room with friends, now his birthday celebration is him taking the stage at Echostage in Washington D.C. After his performance, his gang gets together on stage to eat a giant shimmery Simpson-Yachty look alike cate.
After just celebrating his 20th birthday, Lil Yachty, the young face of Nautica, sat down to talk about touring, his birthday, collabs, and more.
Lil Yachty and his Sailing Team are switching up the rap game with “bubble gum” and “mumble rap”.
Already being nominated for a Grammy at 19 and making millions, Yachty has managed to stay humble through his success.
“…was cool. I’m grateful”
I asked where he would be right now if he wasn’t working on music,
“I’d be in college, a junior, studying Broadcast,”
When it comes to musical influences, Yachty does not look to other artists for inspiration. He talked a little bit about the making of his debut studio album Teenage Emotions.
“I made this album extremely mobile and I was just free-styling, just making tracks, it was no real outlet I was just making music.”
When talking about future songs, Yachty said his dream collaborations would be with Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Chris Martin, or Kanye. Yachty seemed pretty optimistic about the future, saying that in five years he could even see himself acting. When it comes to fans Yachty appreciates them and keeps the energy up at every show.
“I want them to feel it because nobody has to pay to come see me, no one has to stop their day to see me… if they come and see me they care… I at least want them to know I appreciate them.”
He recently was scheduled toured with Bhad Bhabie on The Disrespect Tour this past November, but the shows were postponed until 2019 due to scheduling conflicts.
Currently Yachty is in China where he will be ending his nine-stop world tour.
Fans looking to see Yachty at future shows can set up tour alerts on Songkick using https://www.songkick.com/artists/8752689-lil-yachty.