Lil Yachty — American rapper and songwriter
Lil Yachty (real name Miles Parks McCollum) was born on 23 August 1997 in Mableton, Georgia. He grew up in Atlanta.
In 2015, Miles came up with a pseudonym “Yachty” and moved from Atlanta to New York to start a music career. For a while, due to a lack of money, Miles had to live with his friend. He created an Instagram account and posted his work there.
Overnight success came to McCollum at the end of 2015, when one of his songs “One Night”, which he uploaded to SoundCloud, appeared in a popular comedy video "When Bae Hits You With That "So What Are We?", which was conquering the internet. As a result, the song was downloaded almost 40 million times. The rapper acquired many fans. Some organizers even tried to book Lil Yachty for their events. The single “One Night” became the lead track of his debut mixtape. It reached the 49th spot on Billboard Hot 100 and was later certified platinum by RIAA for selling over a million copies.
McCollum presented his debut mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016. The cover design was done by Mihailo Andic. The rapper invited many musicians to help him record the album, including Young Thug and Byou. Complex platform rated the mixtape as 31st in its list of "Best Albums of 2016". Other online magazines also gave it high ratings. The album made it into Billboard 200 as well and reaching the 106th spot.