Miles Parks McCollum
Date of Birth
August 23, 1996 (21 years old)
5 ft 9 in
Another up-and-coming artist in the game, Miles Park McCollum, better known as rap star Lil Yachty, has an irreverent style seen as refreshing by fans who follow his music. At the young age of 21, this young man is already a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
Lil Yachty grew up in Georgia and is one of the new generation of rappers from the South. He currently has a net worth of around $250,000. This is a major feat, considering that he is still at the early stages of his career.
In 2015, Yachty left his home state of Georgia for New York City where he began his career by building a loyal following. The hardworking artist made connections with online street-style personalities and social media influencers to help build his Instagram following.
His musical talent was then recognized via his song “One Night,” which was featured in a viral comedy video. He made his debut in Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3 Show in Madison Square Garden. His debut mixtape, Lil’ Boat, was released in March 2016.
In the next few months, he was featured in collaborations with other artist’s mixtapes, such as D.R.A.M. and Chance the Rapper. In June, the rapper and singer announced that he had signed a joint venture record deal with Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, and Motown Records.
Lil Yachty subsequently released his second mixtape, Summer Songs 2, the following month. D.R.A.M.’s mixtape that featured Yachty, which was entitled “Broccoli,” was nominated at the 2017 Grammy Awards for the Best Rap/Song Collaboration Category.
In May 2017, Yachty released his first full-length feature album, Teenage Emotions. It featured guest appearances and collaborations with Migos, Diplo, Evander Griiim, Stefflon Don, Grace, and other artists of the rap industry. To celebrate the release of the album, three promotional singles were released, namely “Harley,” “Bring it Back,” and “X Men” (ft. Evan Griiim), produced by K Swisha, Free School, and the team of 30 Roc and Tillie.
As a young artist, he describes his music as “bubblegum trap,” sampling sounds and music from video games and television shows (such as Super Mario Bros., The Rugrats, Charlie Brown, and Nintendo computer games). Some describe his style as “mumble rap.”
Lil Yachty has since appeared in a Sprite commercial with basketball legend LeBron James. He was also chosen to be the new face of fashion labels like Nautica and Urban Outfitters. He also appeared with pop ingénue Carly Rae Jepsen in a music video for Target featuring the song “It Takes Two.” As for how he makes his money – mainly performance dates around the country.