Rapper, singer, and composer Lil Yacthy is best known for his track “One Night.” Miles Parks McCollum is his real name, although he also goes by the monikers King Boat, Lil Boat, and Nautica Boat Boy. His two mixtapes, “Summer Songs 2” and “Lil Boat,” helped him gain notoriety. But this wasn’t his first time performing as a vocalist. His debut success came in August 2015 with the release of his singles “One Night” and “Minnesota.” Both of them were included in his first Extended Play, titled “Summer Songs.” He currently holds contracts with music labels like “Capital Records,” “Quality Control Music,” and “Motown Records.” Yachty has collaborated with a number of well-known rappers, including Chance the Rapper and D.R.A.M. On his own website, Yachty also offers his own products for sale. In addition to this, the website offers tidbits about his personal life and news about Yachty’s upcoming shows, concerts, and tours. Yachty’s personal social media profiles and this website are excellent resources for information on his music and daily activities.
Early Years of Lil Yachty
Lil Yachty worked at McDonald’s while going to Pebblebrook High School. Here, he met up with other budding producers and rappers. Yachty enrolled at Alabama State University to complete his degree but left after two months. Yachty has always been influenced by music that is unique and deviates from the usual. This originated from his father, who in his formative years would introduce him to a wide variety of music.
The career of Lil Yachty
In an effort to succeed in life, he changed his name to “Yachty” and relocated from Atlanta to New York in 2015. He lived with a buddy in New York while searching for entranceways into the music industry. In the meantime, he established connections with online street fashion influencers and developed a respectable Instagram fan base.
Burberry Perry, a producer and beat maker, and later his other key partner K$upreme joined forces with him. The group, nicknamed as “The Saling Team,” operated out of Lil Yachty’s bedroom studio. His breakthrough came after Drake’s OVO Sound Radio played his hit song “Minnesota.”
With his song “1Night,” Lil Yachty made his breakthrough. The song’s video became popular after he released it online. He gained media attention when a popular meme video featured the SoundCloud version of his song “One Night.”
Yachty modeled at Madison Square Garden for Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 clothing collection in February 2016 as a result of his networking with online street fashion personalities. In March 2016, ‘Lil Boat,’ his debut mixtape, was made available. He co-wrote the popular song “Broccoli” with D.R.A.M. in April 2016, and it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In July 2016, ‘Summer Songs 2’, his second mixtape, was published. He was a featured artist in the March 2017 single “From the D to the A” by Tee Grizzley.
Disputes and scandals
Yachty was detained for credit card fraud in September 2015 at a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida shopping center. After posting a $11,000 bail bond, he was freed.
He was embroiled in another scandal involving his friend Soulja Boy, in which a miscommunication regarding a leaked video recording resulted in an online confrontation that eventually turned physical, with Soulja Boy punching Yachty in the face. However, Yachty has only benefited from these scandals by gaining more supporters.
Individual Life of Lil Yachty
Lil Yachty, real name Miles Parks McCollum, was born in Mableton, Georgia, on August 23, 1997. Professional photographer Shannon McCollum, who is also quite famous, is his father. Kodie Shane, Yachty’s younger sister, is also a singing sensation and appears in Yachty’s song “The Sailing Team.”
Yachty’s personal life has been inconsistent, and at school, bullying, teasing, and harassment were commonplace. He began his career early and even built relationships with musicians that are now a part of his music. When he first went to New York, things weren’t easy for him, but soon he received the much-needed break, and things have only improved since then.