PICS: Lil Yachty at the Observatory North Park

Peek a boo: Lil Yachty set sail for the Observatory North Park on Sept. 18

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Monday night’s the new party night, right? It didn’t matter to San Diego fans of the rapper – they came out in full force.
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Lil Yachty, born Miles Park McCollum, got his start in 2015. That year, he had moved from him hometown of Atlanta to New York City and adopted the stage name “Yachty.”
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Later that year, a SoundCloud version of his song “One Night” was used in a viral comedy video.
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Lil Yachty refers to his particular rap style as “bubblegum trap.” His songs feature sounds sampled from “Mario Bros.,” “Charlie Brown,” the theme from “Rugrats,” the GameCube video game console, and others.
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Other themes in his music include cotton candy, Super Nintendo, and Pixar films. His style has also been described by some critics as “mumble rap.”
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In February of 2016, he made his modeling debut in Kanye West’s “Yeezy Season 3” fashion line at Madison Square Garden. His debut mixtape, “Lil Boat,” was released a month later.
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In April of 2016, Yachty collaborated with D.R.A.M. on the hit song “Broccoli” – which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was also nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
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He was also featured on Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book” mixtape the following May.
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Yachty released his second mixtape, “Summer Songs 2,” in July of 2016.
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The rap star made an appearance in a Sprite commercial with LeBron James, where he can be seen playing a piano in an ice cave.
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On May 26, 2017, Lil Yachty released his debut studio album “Teenage Emotions.” It features collaborations with Migos, Diplo, Evander Griiim, Grace, Stefflon Don and YG, among others.
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So far, it’s spawned three hit singles: “Harley,” produced by K Swisha, “Bring It Back,” and “X Men” ft. Evander Griiim.
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