Lil Yachty, real name Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997 in Mableton, Georgia), is an American rapper and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. He’s known for his comical lyrics and unique melodies—not to mention his bright red hair!
Yachty was rocketed into the spotlight in 2016, when “1Night” from his Summer Songs EP, went viral after it was used in a comedy sketch. Soon after, Yachty released his Lil Boat mixtape—which features an extended version of “1Night” along with a remix of “Minnesota” that features Young Thug, Quavo of Migos, and Skippa Da Flippa.
Signed to Migos' management team, Quality Control, Yachty uses Atlanta’s signature trap-flavored beats, along with his unique auto-tuned vocals. His identity switches between light-hearted, melodic Lil Yachty, and the deft MC, Lil Boat.
In July of 2016, Yachty continued his winning streak by releasing a sequel to his Summer Songs EP, Summer Songs 2. The tape was first released as an Apple Music exclusive.
His debut album was released on May 26th, 2017 and is titled Teenage Emotions.
Less than a year after the release of his debut album, Yachty released the sequel of his debut mixtape, Lil Boat 2. Lil Boat 2 was release on March 9th, 2018 exactly two years after the release of Lil Boat.
Yachty's most recent project is his third studio album titled Nuthin' 2 Prove which was released on October 19, 2018.
Lil Yachty is currently working on his forthcoming album titled "Lil Boat 3". It has no official release date but should be dropping sometime this year.