AOTY 2020

Lil Boat

Lil Yachty - Lil Boat
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 432 ratings
2016 Ratings: #417
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

Like the works of its humble forebears Lil B and the venerable Soulja Boy, Lil Boat is the kind of music that does not need to make a case for its own value, only judged on the intangible, absurdist metrics of its self-contained universe.

70
The Needle Drop
Atlanta rapper and auto-tuned crooner Lil Yachty somehow inserts a feeling of innocence into the trap world with his odd voice and blissful production on this breakout mixtape.
48
Pitchfork

There isn’t a single thing Lil Yachty’s doing that someone else isn't doing better, and in richer details. On Lil Boat, his debut mixtape, he makes a grating mess of these varying influences.

thebibleparttwo
81
I love the simplicity of RYM, but i love the aoty community…

help?
Getoutdakitchen
74
The first Lil Boat tape almost perfects the happy care free auto crooner sound that Lil Yachty was shooting for with very charming and colorful production, Yachty's off kilter and kinda awkward deliveries somehow work well and make the songs goofy and fun. While this tape definetely has forgettable moments, it's still very fun and lovable, sadly it was all downhill from here though.
Favourite Tracks: Intro, Wanna Be Us, Minnesota, Good Day, Up Next 2, Never Switch Up, One Night, Out Late
Least ... read more
exception
66
EDIT: not as good as i originally thought, but not as bad as i then thought. its fun and obviously not serious music, which is something that i would expect lil yachty to try to make.

this isnt really all that much better than many other soundcloud rappers right now, but this guys has created his own sound. noisey dubbed it "bubblegum trap" and i think that's the perfect way to describe it. he has a very upbeat production style under his slow and melancholy voice. each track can ... read more
christian09
70
His best.
JAZZYCHIEF
78
*NOTE* This is a review of the DatPiff version of this album that includes the song Run Running, A track not featured on the streaming service version.

I come back to this mixtape often to remember when Yachty was a promising talent and not just a run of the mill trap artist on the edge of relevancy. Lil Boat at least at the time was a refreshing take on trap and had this fun childlike innocence to it that made it stand out amongst your Birds In The Trap and Jeffery’s of the world. ... read more
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Year End Lists

#12/Tiny Mix Tapes
#14/Dummy
#16/Noisey
#24/Pigeons & Planes
#31/Complex

Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Wanna Be Us (feat. thegoodperry)
  3. Minnesota (feat. Quavo, Skippa da Flippa & Young Thug)
  4. Not My Bro
  5. Interlude
  6. Good Day (feat. Skippa da Flippa)
  7. Up Next 2 (feat. Big Brutha Chubba & Byou)
  8. Never Switch Up
  9. One Night
  10. Out Late
  11. F*cked Over
  12. I’m Sorry (feat. thegoodperry)
  13. We Did It
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Added on: March 9, 2016