Lil Yachty confronts adulthood on the third installment of the Lil Boat trilogy. Compared to the average norms of adulthood, Yachty lives an shallow alternative reality — a world where he lives by his own rules.
Such becomes apparent on an album that stirs various directions that doesn’t necessarily progress beyond his own comfort zone. Looking from the outside in, the rapper is satisfied with continuously doing the bare minimum. Even when he’s at the edge of maturing, he sinks back into being just the silly sidekick.
Album highlight “T.D” features Tierra Whack, A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator. Yachty goes toe-to-toe with an array of artists on a posse cut that he’s not the star on. Striding for a mature sound, the track is the closest it gets to achieving the goal.
Sampling ”Tokyo Drift” by the Teriyaki Boyz, Lil Yachty and each act of his stable, ooze an charisma that allows for an easy delivery to glide over the production. Yachty sets the pace with a mid-tempo flow that allows Rocky to tap himself in to build momentum. With the classic familiar A$AP flow, the New-York emcee keeps it simple but sleek.
Thus lending the baton over to Tyler, The Creator. As Yachty and Rocky build up the beat, Tyler intensifies with an aggressive flow. Arguably the star of the show; Tierra Whack arrives and welcomes herself back into the minds of fans. After impressing critics and fans with her debut album Whack World, Tierra revives an energy that was needed to ignite the spark for what’s next to come.