Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997, in Mableton, Georgia), popularly known as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. He’s known for his comical lyrics and unique melodies—not to mention his cherry-red hair.
Yachty was rocketed into the spotlight in 2016, when “1Night” from his Summer Songs EP, went viral after it was used in a comedy sketch. Soon after, Yachty released his Lil Boatundefined mixtape—which features an extended version of “1Night,” along with a remix of “Minnesota” with Young Thug, Quavo, and Skippa Da Flippa.
Signed to Migos‘ management team Quality Control, Yachty uses Atlanta’s signature trap-flavored beats, along with his unique auto-tuned vocals. His Lil Boat mixtape identity switches between light-hearted, melodic Lil Yachty, and the deft emcee Lil Boat.
Yachty continued to dominate summer 2016 with Summer Songs 2, the follow-up to the original EP. In the following years, he released his debut album Teenage Emotions., followed by other mixtapes and albums Lil Boat 2, Nuthin' 2 Prove, and the upcoming Lil Boat 3.