Two Atlanta favorites, Lil Yachty and Father have teamed up on “Dreamboat Freestyle.” The two rap over an upbeat track produced by Meltycanon, who hinted at the collab back in July. In the song, the two share some light-hearted bars over the playful beat. There’s no Father project set to come out anytime soon, as far as we know, but the rapper has been busy with recent features on A$AP Mob’s Cozy Mixtapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy and A$AP Ferg’s Still Striving.
Lil Yachty’s debut LP Teenage Emotions were often undercut by attempts at gloomy semi-seriousness or unconvincing belligerence. For every “Harley” there was a “Peek A Boo”; for every “Forever Young” there was an “X Men.” He seemed to be overthinking things. A kid as unquestionably talented as Yachty, who can release something as immersive and inventive as Summer Songs, could have put out a unique 11-track album of odd, trippy pop music. Instead he ended up with something that—like teenage emotions themselves—had some highs, hinted at brilliance, but lacked coherence.