It’s a big day for Lil Yachty. Just hours after he debuted a track called “So Many People,” the Atlanta rapper has released his new project Summer Songs 2 and also dropped a new short film titled Keep Sailing presented by Fader.
Yachty announced the Summer Songs 2 project earlier this year, and also provided a sneak peek to accompany his W magazine feature that was published in May.
He mentioned the project again during an interview with The Breakfast Club a few weeks ago; however, he didn’t give much details other than it was coming out “extremely soon.” And he wasn’t kidding. Summer Songs 2 is the second project Yachty has dropped in 2016, following the release of Lil Boat back in March.
The short film, titled Keep Sailing, takes a look at the life of Yachty and his crew, who were filmed doing everything from putting on skits to just hanging out. In addition to providing plenty of laughs, it will also give fans a better understanding of the eccentric rapper and how he has managed to rise from internet fame into mainstream recognition.
“I always had dreams of, like, walking red carpets with flashing lights, and just being a superstar,” Lil Boat says in the film’s trailer. “I wanted to be famous. I wanted to be known. I wanted to be remembered.”
Keep Sailing was directed by Canadian photographer Petra Collins, who has worked with names like American Apparel, Oyster Magazine, and Urban Outfitters.
The film debuted with public screenings in NYC, L.A., and Atlanta on Tuesday night. It was also available to view at Fader‘s website.
Yachty is clearly taking advantage of this momentum, as he’s also scheduled to release joint mixtapes with Makonnen as well as Soulja Boy and Lil B later this year. And if that wasn’t enough, Yachty is also gearing up for his fall “Boat Show” tour, which kicks off in August. You can grab Summer Songs 2 on iTunes.