Lil Yachty

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Limited VIP packages available! | Every ticket purchased online comes with one (1) physical CD of Lil Yachty’s forthcoming album “Teenage Emotions.” You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your CD(s). US/Canadian residents only. One (1) CD per ticket purchased online.

OPENING ACT(s): Evander Griiim , Sailing Team , Nicky D's

Thu 8/24

Doors 7:00 / Show 8:00
Electric Factory
— $29.50 ADV - $35 DOS - $150 VIP | All Ages
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Biography

“I want people to hear this album and know what I was trying to do,” says Lil Yachty. “To understand that this is not just rap music, it’s all over the place and different—in a good way. It’s not sloppy, it’s smooth, but you can’t pin it on any one thing.” Hot on the heels of two mixtapes that dazzled the world, the 19-year-old with the beaded braids and the fearless fashion sense is now completing his first album, Teenage Emotions. And as the title indicates, the set is a reflection of young lives right now, from social media-saturated heartbreak to the dance floor, caught in a sound that effortlessly, constantly bounces from rap to pop to something entirely its own. But working on his official debut album hasn’t meant any change in Yachty’s approach. “It’s a reflection of my music, so I can’t treat it different than I did before,” he says. “I talk about different topics, but my sound is my sound.” Nor does the expectation around the record make him feel any stress. “I’m just making songs, like the way I do. I don’t feel pressure—I just do me, stay true to myself, and you can’t worry about what another person says.” Following his own path has definitely paid off for Lil Yachty so far. In the course of just a few months, he went from recording songs on his home computer (he describes his initial attitude as “real nonchalant”) to appearing in a Sprite commercial alongside LeBron James, starring in a Target campaign for which he remade the Rob Base and DJ EZ-Rock classic “It Takes Two” with Carly Rae Jepsen, and becoming a Creative Designer at Nautica. He collaborated with D.R.A.M. on the Grammy-nominated smash single “Broccoli,” which reached Number Five on the pop charts, and was featured on Chance the Rapper’s Grammy-winning Coloring Book mixtape. “It all happened so fast,” he says, “so with something like the Chance record or any of those things, you look at it like it could be any other session. Being around those kind of artists just makes me want to work harder. You want to hold your weight, want to be the best you can be.” Asked whose career he would point to as an inspiration, Yachty mentions Tyler the Creator, kingpin of the freewheeling hip-hop collective Odd Future. “He came out using the internet, taking over social media and being creative, and bringing his friends in to support him.” This sense of loyalty is close to Yachty’s heart; near the top of his goals is bringing a spotlight to the talents of his friends, known as the Sailing Team. Other business opportunities and creative outlets continue to unfold for Yachty. Following a collaborative collection with Nautica sportswear for Urban Outfitters, he was has been named a “Creative Designer” at the company, and he’s even gotten his own flavor of “Rap Snacks” chips. But his music remains at the center of it all, and he claims that he knows just where he’s going with Teenage Emotions. “None of these songs surprise me,” says Lil Yachty. “I kinda see the whole thing together, every time, and then it just goes how it goes.”

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  • Evander Griiim

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    Straight out of El Paso, Texas, Evander Griiim brings a new level of energy to the music industry. At just 19 years of age, the stylish hipster has mastered the art of packaging his millennial lifestyle with raspy vocals to produce songs that have quickly resonated with his peers.His multi-cultural upbringing introduced him to many genres of music. Having roots in New Orleans and Mexico, Evander’s Afro-Hispanic American background heavily influences his sound. Evander’s new street “Right Now” couples his high energy vocals with strong synths and heavy 808s with production by his creative partner Skrittzy. The single landed the talented artist a spot on the west coast run of Rich the Kid’s Rich Forever Tour and Rae Sremmurd's SL2 tour feat Lil Yachty his energetic spirit and exciting stage presence produced an exuberant transfer of energy between himself and the audience. Evander’s hectic work schedule brings him from El Paso to Atlanta quite often to record and with that, rumors of collabs with fan favorites like Gucci Mane and Lil Yatchy are in the wind. With musical influences that include Party Next Door, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Andre 3000, and Kid Cudi; Evander prefers not label himself as “Hip Hop” or RNB” but simply wants to be known as an artist. At the moment, he plans to use his music to “tell typical teenage stories of young love and touch on topics that effect my generation”. Combining high energy vocals with millennial lifestyle stories, this young Texas talent is steadily on the path to build his fan base and prove that El Paso can stand up to the best.

  • Sailing Team

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    Drake has OVO, A$AP Rocky has A$AP Mob and our cover star Lil Yachty has the Sailing Team, his own dynamic crew of friends, producers and MCs. Meet Sailing Team members Kodie Shane, Jbans, Earl the Pearll, BigBruthaChubba, TheGoodPerry, Erron Vercetti and Byou, whose beats and rhymes you can hear on Yachty's tracks as well as their own.

  • Nicky D's

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    After dropping his ‘90s-inspired project The Grey Area, this West Coast MC is just now getting the attention he deserves. His name is Nicky D’s, so say it right.

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