With a fresh 14-track album, Lil Yachty returns with ‘Let’s Start Here.’ Compared to his prior work, the album takes an alternative turn, opening with a seven-minute track titled “the BLACK Seminole.” The track sets the tone for the rest of the album using relaxed and breathy vocals, chill instrumental, and general experimentation that we have not seen from him previously. Yachty took much inspiration from Tame Impala, utilizing a similar style among the various tracks. He has displayed his liking for the band beforehand and even follows the group on Instagram.
As for Lil Yachty’s past records, the Atlanta-raised rapper went viral on Tik Tok just last year for his catchy track “Poland.” However, Yachty himself has been quite the viral figure since his features on “Broccoli” by DRAM and “iSpy” by KYLE; This of course, is not even including his own music. His album prior to this release titled ‘Michigan Boat Boy’ was released in 2021, exciting fans for ‘Let’s Start Here.’ The young star stated at a ‘Let’s Start Here’ listening event “I created [this] because I really wanted to be taken seriously as an artist. Not just some SoundCloud rapper, not some mumble rapper. Not some guy that just made one hit…” Therefore, this album is just as much for himself as it is for his fans, with his hopes to be seen as a more versatile artist.
Be sure to listen to the album below!