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Lil Yachty Proves Videos Can Be Fun With “1 Night”

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It’s hard to look online and not notice the presence Lil Yachty has had on the recent surge in up-and-coming rap artists.

Though some aren’t fans of his work, 18-year-old Miles Parks McCollum, better known by his stage name Lil Yachty, has taken the fast track to prominence with his recent, and first, release Lil Boat. “1 Night (Extended)” serves as the prominent cut from the project as it features a rather psychedelic, bass-heavy, minimalistic Burberry Perry-produced beat. Keeping the lyrics as minimalistic as possible, Yachty uses the song to describe his affinity for being with a particular woman, but not wanting to be committed to being in a relationship with her.

I know you want this for life/
Taking pictures with all my ice/
But I can’t have no wife/
I just want you for the night

Though the video doesn’t exactly convey what is said in the song, it is a masterpiece. From the cameos from artists and prominent social media stars such as Lean and Cuisine and Ken Rebel, to holding a kitten or rapping through pictures of famous people, Yachty shows a music video doesn’t always have to be serious. All it took for him was a green screen and his friends to create this video. In order to catch everything that occurs in the video, more than one play through is mandatory. Yachty makes sure to throw in different things popular on the internet at any given time–even the glorious Crying Michael Jordan meme makes a cameo.

Sail through the seven seas with Lil Boat and his friends.

Hensley Carrasco
Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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