In 2016 the name Lil Yachty was synonymous with everything wrong with Rap. He mumbled, didn't flow and didn't know anything about the legends. HipHop heads damn near had heart attacks worrying about Yachty. It was crazy times.
Flash forward 2 years, Lil Yachty is just another rapper with red hair. The people who hated him moved on to hate newer rappers with worse flows and more face tattoos. So when Lil Yachty's newest project dropped it was met with a resounding "meh". Personally, I never hated Lil Boat. He's never been arrested for being a pedophile or being a general piece of shit so I figured I could give Lil Boat 2 a shot.
I gotta say, Lil Boat 2 was not necessary.
Lil Yachty is at his best when he's carefree and pissing off Joe Budden. On Lil Boat 2 he's kind of just, rapping. Honestly it feels like he's on punishment and had to write "I will take rap serious" on the chalkboard before he could enter on the booth. The problem with this is that Yachty is not a good rapper, Yachty needs his enthusiasm to make songs work. Without enthusiasm Yachty sounds like a late shift McDonald's employee. No bullshit, listen to Yachty for 20 seconds and tell me you couldn't hear him say "do you want Fries with that?" at 2 AM.
Lil Boat 2 is the soundtrack to a discount code expiring. This is legitimately depressing. This is the shit you listen to after you finally go on a date with your crush and you find out she was just killing time to see her boyfriend after you. Just driving back to your crib ignoring all her "I had a great time 🤗" texts. Wow that last line was a little too real wasn't it? WELL THATS HOW THIS ALBUM MADE ME FEEL.
Even the ad-libs sound disinterested. The Ad-Libs might as well be "eh" "ugh" "can I go now?". Yachty did not want to make this tape. Yachty wants to hang out with his friends and sleep with women outside his league. Yachty wants to have Fun. This tape doesn't sound like Fun. This tape sounds like his mom bought him the wrong video game for Christmas and now he has to play Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge.
I like Yachty, but man I did not like this. I give Lil Boat 2, 3 Bottles of Red Hair Dye out of 12.