Lil Yachty Says His Next Album Will Be ‘Non-Rap’ and ‘Alternative’

While Lil Yachty picked up new custom pieces at Atlanta-based jewelry store Icebox, the rapper shared what his next album is going to sound like.

It seems that he will be foregoing his typical rap aesthetic, instead opting for something that sounds more “alternative.”

“My new album is a non-rap album,” he said around the 2:22 minute mark, adding that this was the first time he’s ever publicly addressed the project. “It’s alternative, it’s sick.”

When asked who or what inspired him to go in a different musical direction, he said, “I’ve always wanted to [make an alternative album] but now I’ve met all these amazing musicians and producers.” He continued, “It’s like a psychedelic alternative project. It’s different. It’s all live instrumentation. … I’ve changed my dynamic… I’m creating music a whole lot differently.”

Yachty had commissioned the jewelry store to make his new Concrete Boys and Working Man pieces, the latter of which is from his Concrete Boys company logo.

The last album Yachty released was 2020’s Lil Boat 3, which saw features from Tierra Whack, ASAP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, Future, Drake, Young Thug, Lil Durk, and more. The project debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. Yachty also shared the mixtape Michigan Boy Boat in 2021.

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