Quality Control Music artist Lil Yachty stopped by Big Boy’s Neighborhood to discuss his recording process, Young Thug’s influence and explains how “Oprah’s Bank Account” came about.
After dropping “Nuthin’ 2 Prove” in 2018, Lil Yachty is set to release his latest project “Lil Boat 3”. Recording and creating new music has never been a problem for the Atlanta native artist, but putting a project together is a different story.
As he explains during the interview with Big Boy, Yachty could have had over five more albums already. “I changed my album like five times. Just keep changing the vibes,” he explained. “All I do is record. Something I do everyday.”
Lil Yachty doesn’t necessarily follow the current trend of music. Although he does listen to what is being played, he takes the input from those close to him into consideration. For example, Hip Hop artist Young Thug. “I played my album for Young Thug, and he was like, ‘But you need to make it more like this’,” explains Yachty. “I respected that, and I think it is super now.”
Young Thug and Lil Yachty have worked together before, most notably on the hit single “On Me” and “Been Thru Alot”.
Recently Lil Yachty collaborated with Drake and DaBaby on “Oprah’s Bank Account”. “When he [Drake] first sent the verse back, and we were on facetime, we’re talking like yeah we got to do the video,” recalls Lil Yachty when he initially spoke to Drake about the idea. “I came up with the idea, and then he came up with calling it Oprah.
Not knowing if Oprah saw the video yet, Yachty hopes that she takes it respectively. From the beginning, he was keyed on portraying Oprah in the music video. “Instantly I was like I want to play Oprah.”
Also on the song is DaBaby. According to Lil Yachty, featuring DaBaby was a lot easier than collaborating with someone like Drake. Even though Yachty practically stalked DaBaby as he went to see him at a meet and greet. “I didn’t stalk him, its like stalking. I saw that he was in Atlanta, and I hung out for a few hours. Then we went to the studio, and he liked it.”
Luckily for Lil Yachty all it took was a “like” from Drake. “I posted a snippet on my Finstaccount, and Drake liked it. He was like, ‘Yeah man, I wanna get on it’.