Lil Yachty continues to prove his versatility with the release of his newest single, “Slide.”
This track's production was done by ChildBoy, MaxFlames, and Beats by Bangs. With their assistance, Yachty returns to his trap roots on this track. He showcases his mumbled vocals that notoriously have more melodic flair than lyrical importance. The beat is percussion-heavy, as is customary for a trap beat, but the beat has synth lines that stand out, along with additional ambient sounds. Yachty’s voice is distinct, with layers of autotune assisting his phrases. He earns a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for his sound.
Yachty is braggadocios and sincere, going from confessing that “all these rap niggas [are] weird” to saying, “Way too up, can't remember the last time I washed my dishes.” Yachty repeatedly speaks about how other rappers have been strange in his presence and, as a result, forced him to make his circle smaller. He also reflects on the success that his career has brought him so far, saying, “got four seats, but I use two to hold my riches.” Lil Yachty has had an impressive career so far, allowing him to
shamelessly speak in his songs about the benefits he has been able to reap. These lyrics have earned him a 5/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
ART BEHIND THE TRACK
Lil Yachty has recently experimented with the amalgamation of different genres, pleasantly shocking fans with his versatility. It is beautiful to see that he is still staying true to his trap music origins and putting out whatever music feels good to him at the moment. Most artists feel the need to keep up a consistent genre to please fans. It becomes empowering to watch an artist put out music that they truly enjoy making. Lil Yachty is a prime example of an artist of this sort. He earns an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for his art.
Overall Lil Yachty earns a 6/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
Steam, “Slide” below.