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JACQUEES – SINCERELY FOR YOU

JACQUEES ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM
SINCERELY FOR YOU
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY FUTURE 
 RELEASES TWO NEW SINGLES AHEAD OF ALBUM RELEASE
“TIPSY” and “STILL THAT”

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ALBUM IN STORES
OUT DECEMBER 16

R&B superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees has announced the forthcoming release of his highly anticipated third studio album, Sincerely For You via Cash Money Records. Arriving on December 16, Sincerely For You is executive produced by GRAMMY award-winning recording artist Future and features collaborations with 21 SavageSummer Walker6LACKDreezyTory LanezJohn P. Kee, and Future. In addition to today’s eagerly awaited announcement, Jacquees releases two new tracks, “Tipsy and “Still That,” available on all digital partners now.

Pre-save Sincerely For You HERE.    
 
Tipsy” and “Still That” give a glimpse to what fans and followers can expect from Jacquees’ next body of work. He shared the news with fans today on his social channels stating “This is sincerely for you, you, you, you and you and everybody who been there for me along the way! Thank y’all so much, thank you God my family, friends and FANS. This journey has been nothing short of incredible and we got way more to go! Get ready for some Real R&B Let’s Win.”
 
Official videos for both tracks accompanying the static audio releases are available to experience via Jacquees’ YouTube channel Here (“Tipsy”) and Here (“Still That”). Earlier today, the R&B powerhouse unveiled a special B.T.S. look into the making of “Tipsy” HereSincerely For You, will also feature Jacquees’ sultry bedroom anthem “Say Yea,” which arrived a few short months ago and now boasts over 2.5 + million views for the official music video. “Say Yea” received co-signs as the ‘Best in Music’ for the week from outlets such as BETXXLUPROXX and esteemed praise from VibeThe SourceRevoltThat Grape JuiceRap RadarRated R&BThis is R&B and more.

Sincerely For You Track-List:

  1. Sincerely For You (Intro)
  2. Say Yea
  3. Reason Why
  4. When You Bad Like That (feat. Future)
  5. Woman’s Worth
  6. Start Over
  7. Tell Me It’s Over (feat. 6lack & Summer Walker)
  8. I Remember
  9. Ya Body (feat. Dreezy)
  10. Be With You (feat. Tory Lanez)
  11. Way Too Many Shots
  12. Still That
  13. Tipsy
  14. Sex, Hennessy & R&B / Talking About You
  15. Stay There
  16. The Mud (feat. 21 Savage)
  17. One More Time (feat. John P. Kee)

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About Jacquees:  

A thirteen-year grind ushered Jacquees into the forefront of modern R&B with multiple platinum records, billions of streams, and sold-out shows everywhere. Behind all of those flashy vocal runs and silky bedroom jams, you’ll find the same humble music-obsessed vocalist who first picked up a microphone at 9-years-old in his hometown of Decatur, GA.
 He’s come a long way too. After the success of his independent 19 EP in 2014, he inked a deal with Cash Money Records and cultivated a signature style steeped in throwback soul with the right amount of 21st century sizzle. His 2018 full-length debut4275 scored a gold certification from the RIAA and boasted the double-platinum “B.E.D.” and platinum “At The Club” featuring Dej Loaf. A year later in 2019, he returned with King of R&B, which yielded the gold-selling “Your Peace” featuring Lil Baby. Not to mention, he teamed up with Cash Money Records Co-Founder and iconic rapper Birdman for the collaborative Lost At Sea [2016] and Lost At Sea 2 [2018]. He also closed out 2019 with the Christmas in Decatur EP.

Now, he’s turning the page on the next chapter of his career.
“It’s a new chapter, for sure,” he affirms. “I’m rebranding by getting back to how I started. I’m having fun again. Of course, it’s still a job, but I’m having a really good time. I took a break from everything for a minute and I’m stepping out now.”


About Cash Money Records:

Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim”Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multi-million-dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes JacqueesGSO Phat, Eighty8, Juvenile, Rublow and more. The label also houses Lil Wayne‘s imprint Young Money Entertainment (Drake and Nicki Minaj) as well as a publishing arm Cash Money ContentCash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.

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Toosii – BOYS DON’T CRY: MEN DO

TOOSII’S BOYS DON’T CRY: MEN DO (DELUXE) OUT TODAY 

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Toosii Joins Rod Wave On Fall Arena Tour, Launching Tonight – Purchase Tickets Here

Toosii dropped Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) today, just hours before he joins Rod Wave on his North American arena tour, which kicks off tonight at Target Center in Minneapolis. Released via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records, the new edition of his acclaimed 2022 EP, Boys Don’t Cry, features five new soul-baring tracks. The expanded title underscores its central theme – that it’s time to question the deeply ingrained belief that boys need to stifle their emotions in order to be strong. Download / stream Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) HERE. See below for track listing.

On the new songs, the 22-year-old artist is haunted yet informed by the past. Numbed by the pain of hard knocks and ill-fated romances, he nonetheless finds the courage to fall head over heels in love, as shown on tracks like “City Of Love.” Raised in Syracuse, New York, and Goose Creek, South Carolina, Toosii moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in his teens – and it’s there that he came into his own. He recorded the new material in neighboring Cary, NC.

As direct support on Rod Wave’s Beautiful Mind tour, Toosii will be playing for crowds across North America. The run includes shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (November 23) and Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC (11/30). It will conclude at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA (December 21). Tickets are on sale HERE. See below for itinerary.

Toosii’s lyrics have always been personal, but on Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do he reveals how his journey of self-discovery was flipped on its head with the birth of his son – who can be heard on the closing bars of “Since 9th Grade.” He’s begun to reexamine his own life lessons and approach the world differently. Yet as he approached professional and personal milestones, Toosii found himself battling a depression so deep and disruptive that he went nearly a year between projects. The moving piano ballad “Last Song” takes fans inside that dark time. Dealing with his own mental health gave Toosii a fresh perspective on life.

“I’m just trying to learn to be the best person I can be for the people I love and for myself,” Toosii says. “Growing up as a man, we were always taught to be tough, not to have emotions, and that boys don’t cry. But it’s just not true. It’s alright as a man to tap into that emotional side.”

Upon the original release of Boys Don’t Cry in October, Toosii gave a powerful performance of the collection’s songs, backed by a live band, on his YouTube channel. View HERE. He discussed the EP on Complex’s “The Daily Drift,” live on Twitch. 

XXL tipped Boys Don’t Cry as one of the fall’s highly anticipated drops and hailed “Love is…” as one of the “Best New Hip-Hop Songs.” The track has amassed more than 35 million combined global streams to date The Source observed, “Toosii’s ability to show vulnerability in his music has been something he’s done since stepping onto the scene.” Teen Vogue said, “if you’re not in his orbit yet, you need to tap in.” UPROXX noted, “Toosii has never run away from difficult emotions, and offers one of his most somber records in Heartaches.” Hip-Hop Vibe heralded Toosiias “one of the hottest rising artists in the industry.”

Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) – Track List

1. Frozen Below Zero

2. City of Love

3. Since 9th Grade

4. How Does It Feel

5. Last Song

6. Hey Now! (Car Freestyle)

7. Butterfly

8. Bikini Bottom

9. Date Night

10. Heartaches

11. Love Is…

Toosii – Fall 2022 Tour Dates 

All dates supporting Rod Wave

Date      City/State                                           Venue

11/11    Minneapolis, MN                              Target Center

11/12    Lincoln, NE                                          Pinnacle Bank Arena

11/13    Tulsa, OK                                              Bok Center

11/16    St. Louis, MO                                      Enterprise Center

11/17    Chicago, IL                                           United Center

11/18    Columbus, OH                                    Nationwide Arena

11/19    Milwaukee, WI                                  Fiserve Forum

11/21    Cleveland, OH                                    Wolstein Center

11/22    Worcester, MA                                  DCU Center

11/23    Brooklyn, NY                                       Barclays Center

11/25    Philadelphia, PA                               The Liacouras Center

11/26    Hamilton, ON                                     FirstOntario Centre

11/27    Pittsburgh, PA                                    Petersen Events Center

11/29    Washington, DC                                Capital One Arena

11/30    Charlotte, NC                                     Bojangles Coliseum

12/1      Atlanta, GA                                         State Farm Arena

12/3      Ft. Lauderdale, FL                              FLA Live

12/4      Tampa, FL                                            Yuengling Center              

12/5      Birmingham, AL                                 Legacy Arena

12/6      New Orleans, LA                               Smoothie King Arena

12/8      Ft. Worth, TX                                      Dickies Arena

12/9      Houston, TX                                        Toyota Center

12/10    San Antonio, TX                                 AT&T Center                       

12/13    Glendale, AZ                                       Desert Diamond Arena                    

12/15    Long Beach, CA                                  Long Beach Arena

12/16    Las Vegas, NV                                     T-Mobile Arena

12/17    Oakland, CA                                        Oakland Arena

12/20    Portland, OR                                       Veterans Memorial Coliseum

12/21    Seattle, WA                                         Climate Pledge Arena

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Deante’ Hitchcock – Alone

Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper Deante’ Hitchcock released “Alone,” his new single out now via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. The slow cut, driven by the sensuous strum of guitar strings, finds Deante’ weighing the risks of letting his guard down for a potential love interest or whether they are both better off alone.

“We’re so busy trying to be understood we forget how to be understanding,” said Deante’. “Everybody’s trying to figure this thing out, but it’s so hard, man. On one end, it’s like I’m better off alone, so I don’t have to deal with anyone else’s shit, but it’s also like damn, I’m better off alone to not have to deal with my shit either. But I’m trying, ya know.”

The latest in a run of relationship-driven releases set to come from Deante’ this year, “Alone” follows his Valentine’s Day-themed EP Everyday The 14th in February, which received critical acclaim. Featured by XXL, Hypebeast, HipHopDX, Okayplayer, and more as one of the ‘Best New Releases of the Week,’ Lyrical Lemonade praised the project, noting that it “further solidifies Deante’ Hitchcock’s immense skill and versatility as an artist,” while The Source called the EP a “tight, solid listen for returning fans and newcomers alike.” 

Last week, Deante’ also announced the launch of The Mother God Project in partnership with local Atlanta nonprofit Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE) Women’s Business Center. Powered by Deante’, The Mother God Project will provide assistance to 100 women within the community in order to successfully launch their own businesses. The selected participants will each have the opportunity to obtain their own LLCs within Atlanta, in addition to receiving one-on-one coaching and training.

About Deante’ Hitchcock

Introspective. Talented. Lyricist. These are just a few words to describe Grammy-nominated Atlanta artist Deante’ Hitchcock. After dropping out of Georgia Southern University, Deante’ decided that rap was his only option and began working harder than ever by releasing mixtapes and videos that created an undeniable buzz. His witty, charismatic social media freestyle videos generated attention, leading him to open for acts such as Lil Uzi Vert and Yo Gotti, and eventually led to a recording deal with Mark Pitts’ ByStorm Entertainment. 

With several impressive EPs under his lyrical belt (Good, So Much for Good Luck, Just A Sample, Just A Sample 2), in 2019, Deante’ secured a highly coveted spot on the Grammy-nominated J. Cole and Dreamville compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which is currently RIAA-certified Platinum. He released his debut album BETTER on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2020, featuring the single “How TF” feat. 6LACK and collaborations with JID, Young Nudy, Miguel, and St. Beauty. Following suit with the deluxe version of BETTER later that year, which featured appearances from Guapdad 4000, Kenny Mason, Ro James, and more, the project solidified Deante’ as a must-watch artist within the next wave of Southern rap, garnering critical acclaim and ‘Best of 2020’ placements across Complex, NPR, XXL, and UPROXX.

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YSN Flow – Chrome Hearts

YSN FLOW RELEASES NEW TRACK & VIDEO CHROME HEARTS TODAY, NEW PROJECT COMING IN THE FALL PRODUCED BY LUNCHMONEY LEWIS 

Continuing a breakout 2021, rising rapper YSN Flow reveals his new track and video Chrome Hearts today.

Listen to Chrome Hearts HERE

Watch Chrome Hearts HERE 

Once again, he shines over the song’s skittering beat. He delivers one quotable bar after another before locking into the hypnotic hook. In the accompanying visual, he flashes cash as he hangs out the window of a white SUV and turns up in the sneaker shop. As usual, he asserts overwhelming star power on screen. The song will appear on his upcoming new project that will come out this fall, which will showcase YSN Flow’s elevated soundscape.

‘Chrome Hearts’ is a song explaining my lifestyle change and the mentality I’ve lived by ever since I’ve had my first hit song. In the song you’ll hear me talk about a lot of my goals, and many of the reasons as to why I dedicate my all to my music career, says YSN Flow on the track.

Just prior, YSN Flow racked up another 1.1 million streams with Pac Man and also attracted acclaim from The Musical Hype. Its predecessor Do It Again feat. Doe Boy ignited streaming platforms and received the endorsement of FLAUNT and more. 

Next up, he’s set to take the stage at Rolling Loud NY on October 29.

Thus far, YSN Flow has pulled in 130 million streams worldwide since he emerged in 2018. At the same time, he has garnered unanimous critical acclaim from The Source, Revolt, Bleu Mag, Elevator Mag, AllHipHop, HipHopDX, and more. Plus, his 2020 mixtape Long Story Short landed on the 5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week on Audiomack from Audiomack/DJ Booth. Along the way, he has also collaborated with heavy-hitters such as Justin Rarri, Lil Tjay and Quando Rondo.

Stay tuned for more from YSN Flow soon.

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Toosii – f**k marry kill

Today, the Syracuse-born, North Carolina-raised rapper Toosii shares a luxurious video for “f**k marry kill,” a single from his latest project Thank You For Believing, out now via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records. The visual – which follows a similarly lush clip for “Red Die” – finds the rising rap star embracing opulence, surrounded by beautiful women, glimmering jewels, and an inviting pool. Watch here.

The “f**k marry kill” video offers Toosii a chance to celebrate his recent successes as he lives large in a lavish mansion, surrounded by women in bikinis. It’s a fitting pairing for the track’s floating melodies and effortless cool.

The video is appropriately celebratory given that Toosii has recently marked some huge career milestones. His relentless work ethic and undeniable run of vivid, emotional tracks earned him a spot in the 2021 XXL Freshman Class. It’s a coveted honor for any rapper, and it speaks to the growing acclaim for Toosii across the industry. Thank You For Believing garnered praise from critics and tastemakers like The Fader, Complex, The Source, UPROXX, HotNewHipHop, and more.

Tickets are on sale here for the Thank You for Believing tour – Toosii’s first-ever U.S. headline outing. He will also perform at numerous festivals, including Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.

Toosii also recently surpassed one billion combined global streams across all of his songs, proof that his music is resonating with listeners too. Between the release of Thank You For Believing, the staggering success of its singles, and his appearance on XXL’s 2021 Freshman Class, Toosii is already well on his way to becoming a superstar. But he’ll be the first to admit that all of this hustle is just the beginning.

ELHAE illustration by Siwoo Lee and Motown Records for 360 Magazine

ELHAE – SEPARATED

WATCH THE VISUAL FOR “SEPARATED” HERE

STREAM “SEPARATED” HERE

Emerging as a melodic force of nature, rare groove enthusiast, singer and lyricist, Elhae releases his music video for “Separated“ out now. A follow up to his infectious “Fun Fact“ single featuring Rick Ross, “Separated” showcases a more complex side of Elhae that his fans have yet to experience. The beautifully shot visual, directed by Loris Russier, captures the emotional dynamic between two lovers who are desperately trying to hold on to their union, but ultimately realize that they’re better off apart. The visual portrays raw imagery with emotional highs and lows as Elhae painfully sings of heartbreak and love lost. Watch it HERE.

Praised by XXL as being “the next R&B sensation that’s about to make a huge wave in the industry,” the visual encompasses all the elements of a classic period piece tied into a modern-day love story, proving that Elhae’s creativity and talent are both layered and timeless. “Choosing “Separated” as a single was a no-brainer for me. I just think it’s such a relatable song in the sense that everyone’s been there before, in that heartbroken space, that disappointed space.” Elhae continues, “It’s not an easy topic for most, but on the other side of it usually comes growth and wisdom.”

“I was really stoked to have Loris Russier direct the video. My creative director Siwoo Lee really put me on to his work and I just loved the colors he was using, the shots and angles he used to convey emotion.” Elhae continues “I knew he’d be the right guy for the job. Although it’s impossible to show a whole relationship in 3 minutes, the goal was to try to show how good things can be and then instantly not be with someone you love. The song is really emotional, and I just wanted to pair that with something just as emotional visually. I love how everything came out and excited to work on more projects with Loris in the future.”

Known for his creativity and incredible attention to detail, Elhae’s vision for the single’s cover art was inspired by the parable of Samson & Delilah, a story of man who lost his strength due to putting his trust into the wrong woman. Produced by P2J (Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl) and co-written by Ari PenSmith (Doja Cat, Snoh Aalegra) “Separated” showcases Elhae in rare form as he boldly sings “I’m man enough to take the blame for my mistakes, it’s unfortunate you wanna try again, I can’t relate.”

In addition to XXL, Elhae has garnered glowing praise from The FaderBillboardVibeThe Source, and more. His 2016 album All Have Fallen produced hits like “Doesn’t Matter” (feat. Kehlani) and “Needs,” which has over 19M Spotify streams. 2017’s Aura II EP boasted the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Bang Your Line,” which adds to its 24M Spotify streams every day. Outside his solo work, Elhae has collaborated with stars like Lecrae and Eric Bellinger. Following his 2018 Coachella performance, he released his conceptual album Trouble in Paradise (2019).

About Elhae:

North Dakota-born and Georgia-raised singer, artist, and visionary ELHAE approaches R&B like a film director would, choosing every element carefully, ensuring an intricate level of cohesion, and building his own world. Since catching fire in 2015 on the independent Aura EP, he worked towards eventually architecting such a world. The follow-up All Have Fallen yielded fan favorites such as “Doesn’t Matter” [feat Kehlani] and “Needs,” which clocked 19 million-plus Spotify streams. In between, he garnered glowing praise from the likes of The FaderBillboardVibeThe Source, and more as Sprite named him among its P.O.U.R. (Purveyors of Urban Reality) program. The 2017 sequel to Aura, the Aura II EP, boasted “Drama,” “Something,” and the popular “Bang Your Line” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]. The latter ignited 24 million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, he lent his voice to high-profile collaborations with Lecrae, Eric Bellinger, and many others in addition to supporting blackbear on tour.

2018 saw him grace the stage of Coachella for the first time in front of 40,000 fans as he diligently worked on new tunes in Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta. Inspired by childhood favorite albums such as Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet, and Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, he developed an airtight vision with a detailed plotline for his next release. In 2019, the vision unfolds over the course of his twelve-track conceptual project, Trouble In Paradise [Atlantic Records], introduced by the intoxicating first single “Hennessy.” His sound is about to blow up on the biggest canvas possible now.

ELHAE image Siwoo Lee by Motown Records for 360 Magazine

ELHAE still image by Loris Russier and by Motown Records for 360 Magazine

Tate Tucker releases Debut EP ‘SHANGRI-LA’

Garnering acclaim and generating organic buzz, Los Angeles-based genre-blending rap artist Tate Tucker releases his debut Shangri-LA EP today available HERE via Harvest Records.

To celebrate the release of Shangri-LA, Tucker will play a hometown show at School Night on June 24 at Bardot. School Night is free with RSVP until 10 pm RSVP HERE. Not only will the show double as Tucker’s EP release party, but it will also be his official live LA debut.

Before announcing Shangri-LA, Tucker first shared his single Breezy, which has now cracked over 700,000 global streams. Watch the accompanying music video HERE. Shot on-location during an adventure in Bali, the visual features Tucker experiencing the country in all of its glory. The clip brings the song’s sonic and lyrical exploration to life. This exploration continues throughout the EP, which illuminates his effortless fusion of hip-hop, funk, world, indie, pop, and alternative flavors. It also sets the stage for more surprises to come. The full track listing can be found below.

Welcome to Shangri-LA!

With millions of streams under his belt and the endorsement of everyone from Hypebeast and Earmilk to Rap-Up and The Source, Tate Tucker brings an expansive palette of vibes to his music. Born and raised in Los Angeles, his music mirrors the city’s sun-soaked soul. Since his emergence in 2016 with breakout single Just Wanna he has opened for the likes of Big Sean and Post Malone and established himself as a creative force along the way. 2019 has all the signs of a major year for Tucker.

SHANGRI-LA TRACK LISTING:

1.Transcendence

2. R.E.M.

3. Drop In

4. Sugar High

5. Breezy

For more information about Tate Tucker

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Tate Tucker Single “Breezy”

TATE TUCKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BREEZY”

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Los Angeles-based genre-blending rap artist Tate Tucker releases his new single “Breezy” today. Get it HERE via Harvest Records.

Over a Southern California-centric soundscape produced by Tim Anderson [Billie Eilish, Banks] and IQ [Jaden Smith, Goldlink], “Breezy” slides from kinetic verses towards a captivating and catchy refrain. With a slick and soulful spirit, the track epitomizes the dynamic and diverse artistry of Tucker. Right now, Tucker is hard at work on his debut EP, coming later this spring. Representative of his multifaceted approach to hip-hop, it delivers the full spectrum of his clever personal style.

With millions of streams under his belt and the endorsement of everyone from Hypebeast and Earmilk to Rap-Up and The Source, Tate Tucker brings an expansive palette of vibes to his music. Born and raised in Los Angeles, his music mirrors the city’s sun-soaked soul. Since his emergence in 2016 with breakout single “Just Wanna,he has opened for the likes of Big Sean and Post Malone and established himself as a creative force along the way. 2019 has all the signs of a major year for Tucker.

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LIL YACHTY x COVER

Today Lil Yachty shares his cover art and a March 9, 2018, release date for Lil Boat 2.

Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, aka “King of the Youth” is a 20-year old Atlanta native, a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer, creative designer, branding genius and fashion icon who smashed onto the scene two years ago with his debut mixtape Lil Boat. In May, 2017, he released Teenage Emotions which entered The Billboard Top 200 at #5 and remained on the charts more than four months. Since then he accumulated nearly 3 billion streams, found himself on the covers of Paper and FADER magazines, as well as landing the cover of The New York Times Men’s Style section and a XXL Freshman cover. Rolling Stone said his album “Teenage Emotions” was a “landmark moment that may change the way people rap”, while The New York Times Magazine dubbed him as an artist “that tell us where music is going”.

 

The New Yorker :

“It’s commonplace for young rap stars to claim that they’ve transcended hip-hop; it’s rarer for them to actually do it. Yachty does”.

 

Noisey :

“Besides the actual sun, there is no source of joy in the world right now brighter and more sustaining than Lil Yachty. So basically, the moral of the story is: cancel all your plans and stay at home, and instead just understand that the Goodest Night has now been had, by one Lil Boat, Esq. You will never have as good a night as Lil Yachty had Apologies”.

 

The New York Times  :

“Lil Yachty’s excellence doesn’t originate in his choice of words, or even in the rhythm, he delivers them & he has created an alternate universe in which traditional narratives of rap excess are reframed as fantastical stories. And on the whole, his songs are dreamlike and entrancing. Lil Yachty has created an alternate universe in which traditional narratives of rap excess are reframed as fantastical kiddie stories. He has mainlined Gucci Mane’s vocal quirk a penchant for odd rhyme structures cloaked in unlikely melodies and distended it to absurdist lengths”.

 

The Source :

“It’s something about Lil Yachty as an artist that makes purveyors want to rush towards him in complete and utter approval”.

 

Esquire :

“The sheer obvious joy that Yachty takes in making music is one of his best qualities, and its infectiousness is one of the main reasons why people are flocking to him the way they are. It’s beautiful to see someone so fully consumed by their passion, and inspiring to see an artist so confidently exploring his form”.

 

Rolling Stone :

“Lil Yachty is probably going to change the world ».

 

Complex :

“Yachty in his own unorthodox way has put hip-hop culture in a choke-hold. He doesn’t show any signs of relinquishing his grip.”

 

Vibe :

“You can’t deny the fact that he’s one of the most authentic rappers in the game ».

 

Pitchfork :

“Yachty is the master of our joy.”