“Wanna Be Us (feat. Burberry Perry)” – Lil Yachty

Lil Yachty or Lil Boat, it doesn’t matter what you call the Atlanta based rapper as long as you’re listening. Proceeded by fellow Atlanta natives like Outkast, Gucci Mane and Young Thug, Yachty’s quick rise to fame makes sense as part of this lineage of avant-garde rappers. Of course, the 18 year old has not yet reached the importance or influence of his predecessors, but “Wanna Be Us” shows him developing his sound in an exciting way. The track showcases the minimalism and bouncy auto-tuned vocals that gave Yachty his first hit with, “1 Night,” but on “Wanna Be Us” there is more focus. Instead of meandering across the beat, Yachty’s voice dances over the instrumental, giving the song an energy and purpose that his work sometimes lacks.