Lil Yachty says he will not be rapping on his next album.
“My new album is a non-rap album. It’s alternative, it’s sick,” he said.
He continued, “I’ve always wanted to [make an alternative album] but now I’ve met all these amazing musicians and producers.” He continued, “It’s like a psychedelic alternative project. It’s different. It’s all live instrumentation. … I’ve changed my dynamic… I’m creating music a whole lot differently.”
He says after meeting some of the producers he’s come across, now is the right time to do an alternative album.
His last album, Lil Boat 3 debuted on number 14 on the US Billboard 200. The rapper’s fist week numbers were 30,000 album-equivalent units. His Teenage Emotion album before sold 45,000. At the time he was “devastated” by the low sales.
LIL YACHTY’S NEW HAIRSTYLE
Lil yachty with a new hair style 😳 (; 0:26)
“I understand first week numbers didn’t do what most people expected but that’s only because they don’t understand me. They don’t understand us. I don’t expect anybody to,” he said at the time. “I make it for those who listen. I feel like my brand is so big and blew up so big, it blew up bigger than my actual music. Which isn’t the worst situation it could be worse all I have to is make it to where my brand hype and music hype equal out.. I am back in the studio. Working on my next ep. I know what you guys (my fans) liked about the project and didn’t like.. I’m putting that into consideration,”