- Date of Birth:
- August 23, 1997
Lil Yachty (born Miles Parks McCollum on August 23, 1997 in Mableton, Georgia) isn an American rapper. Lil Yachty grew up in the dirty south, attending high school in Atlanta. After graduating, he spent a summer in New York in hopes of connecting with people to help launch is hip-hop career. He returned to Atlanta before enrolling in college at Alabama State. He dropped out after two months. By that point, he and Burberry Perry had already made the song “1 Night,” which would be Yachty’s first and biggest hit., which appeared on his 2016 mixtape, Lil Boat. He followed it up with a second mixtape, Summer Songs 2, also released in 2016. Lil Yachty also made his debut as a model in Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden in Feb. 2016, where he modeled along with Young Thug and others. In June 2016, he signed a joint venture deal with Quality Control Music, Capitol Records and Motown Records.
Best Known For:
Lil Yachty is best known as a rapper, for his song “1Night.”
Lil Yachty doesn’t smoke or drink. Growing up, he listened to Coldplay, Soulja Boy, Kid Cudi, Kanye West and mostly, Lil B. He describes his music as “boat music” and “happy bubblegum trap.”