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Even after releasing his career-elevating studio album 2 Alivë in mid-February, as well as its nine-song Geek Pack deluxe on April Fool’s Day, Yeat has not let his foot off the gas. For the past few months, the turban-donning powerhouse has made a scorching summer even hotter.
Songs like the TikTok dominant, culture-shifting “Rich Minion” and late-July’s “hollon” with Yung Kayo have kept Yeat’s name in the mouths of fans in every crevice of the hip-hop scene. This relevancy allowed for him to quickly pivot to his next project Lyfë, a six-song EP he confirmed via Instagram Story on July 30.
After posting the tentative track list, which includes two features from Lil Uzi Vert — who he collaborated with previously on songs like “Big tonka” and “3G” for Geek Pack — Yeat circled back just a few days later to answer his “next month?” inquiry.
Just five minutes before the clock struck midnight on the west coast (PST) on Aug. 2, Yeat sent out a tweet that read, “Lyfe dis month.” With just three words, fans were notified that August will belong to the Twizzy Rich bossman.
Throughout his rise to cult stardom, Yeat often teased songs via Instagram story, and a few tracks that he had previously previewed will seemingly land on Lyfë. More specifically, the intro “Wat it feel lyke” and the outro “Flawlëss” with Lil Uzi have both been heard by fans before.
Both of these songs are produced by BNYX, who has contributed instrumentals for previous Yeat hits like “Forëally / 4Ly” and “Tonka 2.” Yeat previewed “Wat it feel lyke” via Instagram Story earlier this year when the song was first believed to be titled “Real Life.”
Additionally, “Flawlëss” was revealed in a snippet of a studio session, as the entire build-up and a portion of Yeat’s first verse can be heard. Discussing the epic beginning of the track, BNYX left a comment on a post of the video where he confirms the song’s sample comes from a Sanskrit love song.
Yeat does a great job of keeping his fans hungry and on the edge of their seat for new music, even when he drops heat consistently. While we have not yet received a release date for Lyfë, it will surely be another stunning chapter in the young career of the generational artist.