Lil Yachty and James Blake are about to drop a joint album later this month, and it might just reveal a side of Yachty we’ve never seen before.

Ahead of its June 28 release, the two artists discussed their project, titled ‘Bad Cameo,’ with Complex. Described as ‘trippy, ethereal and deep,’ it’s said to be the most introspective Yachty has ever been. ‘We got a really vulnerable side of Yachty in some of those sessions,’ Blake shared.

While they haven’t revealed the tracklist, Yachty did open up about a song where he expresses his love for his daughter, which Blake called ‘so beautiful.’ Yachty reflected, ‘When you vocalize something, it makes things feel a lot more real. So for me, writing those words down, saying them, it just made me feel the way. It was just like, damn.’

Blake praised Yachty’s choice of beat for the song, explaining, ‘I can tell why you chose that beat because it just feels wistful and sort of, I don’t know, endless. It just keeps going round and creates this perfect bed for you to just tell the story or say how you feel about her.’

This album follows a busy period for Yachty. He recently dropped 14 new tracks exclusively on SoundCloud under the name ‘Concrete Leak System.’ Among these, highlights include the 21 Savage-assisted ‘Part of the Plan’ and a collaboration with Vory. Yachty later confirmed these were official releases through a post on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Earlier this year, Yachty achieved new milestones with his music. The RIAA certified his debut album ‘Lil Boat’ from 2016 and its 2018 sequel ‘Lil Boat 2’ as gold, each surpassing 500,000 sales or equivalent units. These achievements underscore his steady rise in the music industry, with the original ‘Lil Boat’ marking his breakthrough and ‘Lil Boat 2’ debuting at No. 2 on the US Billboard chart.

With ‘Bad Cameo’ on the horizon, fans are eager to see this new, vulnerable side of Lil Yachty. The collaboration with James Blake promises to be a unique blend of their talents, offering something truly special.

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