Lil Yachty Covers The FADER’s Summer Music Issue

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Lil Yachty Covers The FADER’s
Summer Music Issue
Will the eternal sunshine of the king of teens last into his twenties?
All the other rules are being broken, so why not?
Lil Yachty is the new cover star for The FADER’s forthcoming Summer Music Issue. The print edition hits newsstands July 25.
Read Lil Yachty’s full cover story, live now on TheFADER.com, here:
Watch the accompanying video here.
Writer Rembert Browne met Lil Yachty in Los Angeles and New York, accompanying him during his rigorous promo schedule just before the release of his first studio album,
Teenage Emotions. Browne documents five days in the life of the atypical rapper, including an inspiring appearance on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 and a wild episode of
Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. During the story, Yachty balances youth and adulthood in moments of “uninhibited earnestness, blissful ignorance, and ever-connectedness,” and proves why he’s king to many of his teenage peers –  just before he turns 20.
When sharing, please link back to the original story on TheFADER.com, and credit all photos and cover to The FADER/Brad Ogbonna.
Key Quotes:
Lil Yachty on his busy social life:
“I hate being alone. That’s why I like being with my friends: we’ve got energy, we’re social as hell. I’m not 30 or anything – I’m 19.”
Producer Su$h! Ceej on Yachty’s songwriting process:
“He knows what beats he wants and is very specific with the sound he’s trying to create, freestyling everything at first and fine-tuning as he goes, making a lot of songs in a short amount of time depending on how many pizza breaks or what video games are in the other room.”
 
Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg on Lil Yachty:
“Yachty’s always gotten it. We had to have the old heads conversation, but we liked him personally. He’s wise beyond his years for sure.”
 
Lil Yachty on the unique artist & manager relationship he has with Coach K:
“It makes things pretty one-sided sometimes. Like, technically the manager works for the artist. What the artist says goes. But I know Coach always has the best intentions, so sometimes he just tells me what to do. And I don’t really have any say. I mean, I have a say so, but for the most part I don’t really care to say anything.”

 

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