Lil Yachty is continuing a birthday tradition. In celebration of his 24th birthday on Monday (August 23) Lil Boat is giving a gift back to the fans in the form of his Birthday Mix 6 EP.
The Atlanta native shows off his versatility on the compact nine-track project while tapping into his rapping bag, affection for R&B and even added an alternative rock-leaning song to close out the EP, which sounds more like something Machine Gun Kelly would make with Travis Barker these days.
“happy birthday 2 me, kobeeeeeee,” Lil Yachty wrote while pointing out that he shares a birthday with the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
Birthday Mix 6 features assists from Lil Tecca, Cactus Jack’s SoFaygo and Concrete Boyz signees (Lil Yachty’s imprint) Draft Day and DC2trill.
“Lexy Sove” finds Lil Yachty using an Auto-Tuned flow over an instrumental that samples Ne-Yo’s multi-platinum hit “Sexy Love.” Earlier in August, Yachty asked the R&B hitmaker to clear the record in his Instagram comments.
Lil Boat is riding high after feeling the love from the 35,000 person crowd filling Douglass Park during his dynamic set at Lyrical Lemonade‘s Summer Smash Festival in Chicago.
gotta nice lil jig pic.twitter.com/nGo5VRDKPF
— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) August 22, 2021
Lil Yachty also released a coinciding visual to the Nick Mira-produced “Lord of the Beans.”
Continuing his epic birthday week, look for Lil Yachty to make a guest appearance on Kanye West’s Donda album as well.
Stream the entire project below.