It's been a promising start to the summer for Lil Yachty, as he was just selected as a member of this year's Freshman class -- a couple of days after signing a joint deal with Quality Control and Capitol Records. His rise to fame has been remarkable, and one of the reasons for his breakout success has been his willingness to explore sounds not often heard in hip-hop. The latest producer Yachty has tapped is D33J, a leading member of Shlohmo's WeDidIt collective. They connect on a delirious love song called "Check Up."
D33J layers different synth frequencies atop one another for an immersive blend that gives the track a love-drunk aura -- perfect for the auto-tuned romance of Lil Boat. Yachty is nothing if not true to himself, and on "Check Up," it's his inner-melancholy that is most strikingly relatable. Whether the girl he sings of is in his life or a distant memory, he shows that the capacity for all-out devotion is still within him. Make sure to stick around for the ending, and be careful not to shed a tear.
I just called to check up, don't you flex up on me
I know you didn't mean it when you said you were leavin'
So I'll just let it slide, put your feelings to the side