After ascending to be one of the top breakout rappers of 2021, Yeat is making sure he's impossible to ignore with his turnt new album '2 Alivë.'
Filled to the brim with 20 tracks, this sequel to April 2021's 'Alive' finds Yeat building on his erratic and rage-inducing sound with a few familiar faces. Scroll to see Daquan's 3 leading highlights.
1. Yeat Gives Refreshed Meaning To "Mumble Rap"
While the term "mumble rap" is dated, Yeat fully embraces the idea that listeners don't necessarily need to know what he's saying to catch his wave. Even simple punchlines like, "I'm chillin' up at the Ritz, so that they call me Chip," can be hard to decipher at first.
But like those who came before him – Future, Migos, Playboi Carti – the more you expose yourself to Yeat's vocals, the easier it is to sing along.
2. Yeat's Energy Excites Both Fans & Major Artists
Not only is '2 Alivë' Yeat's most high-profile release to date given the swelling of enthusiasm around the 21-year-old in the past year, but it's his official debut on Zack Bia's Field Trip Records.
With this support, Yeat landed more featured guests than ever before, including Young Thug and Gunna. Plus, neither of them sound out of place, despite stepping into a world largely shaped on Yeat's own computer.
"I don't really have a [creative] process," he told Our Generation Music. "It's just like whenever I feel like recording, I just go record, 'cause I record myself, so I don't have an engineer or nothin'. I do everything myself."
3. Yeat's Mystery Allows Him To Experiment
Typically when an artist releases as much music as Yeat, they sacrifice some of their mystery. (Last year alone, he dropped three projects with at least 20 songs each.) Still, there's an air of otherworldliness that surrounds him, and he uses this lack of definition to float between different frequencies.
"Outside" with Thug is optimistic and bouncy, while "Rollin" dips into a shadowy and paranoid place.
Are y'all feeling Yeat's latest project?