Georgia rapper Lil Yachty released a deluxe version of his most recent studio effort Lil Boat 3 over the weekend.
Titled Lil Boat 3.5, the release features eight new songs and guest appearances from Playboi Carti, Future, Cochise, Lil Baby, Oliver Tree, and Vince Staples. Jay Versace, 30 Roc, Earl on the Beat, and Tee Romano join in as producers among others.
Staples gave his contribution to the energetic “In My Stussy’s,” that got the fans reminded of Yachty’s previous works, while Carti and Future dropped verses for the haunting “Flex Up.” Hear these two tracks, as well as the entire Lil Boat 3.5, below.
Lil Boat 3 was released back in March and served as the final installment in Yachty’s Lil Boat series. The album was a year-and-a-half in the making and was recorded four times over before being submitted, according to the rapper himself.
Despite this effort, the record wasn’t a smashing hit as Lil Yachty expected. It received mixed reviews from the critics, with many of them labeling the length of the album as “unnecessary” and pointing out “too many similar tracks.”
Lil Boat 3 also didn’t do so well from the commercial standpoint, peaking at the No.14 on US Billboard 200 charts. This was the worst performance of any Yachty’s album so far in his career.