Lil Yachty is back with new visuals for his track “Never Switch Up” off of his debut mixtape, Lil Boat.
And just as the mixtape moniker suggests, the Atlanta rapper is on a “lil boat” — a kayak to be exact. Lil Yachty sails out with the crew as he rhymes about staying true to himself.
“I stayed the same / I stayed the same when I got to the fame / Didn’t change a thing
Only thing changed was a young nigga name / They call me Lil Boat / Hollywood chilling but I don’t do coke / I stayed afloat / Didn’t give a f— what a young n—-thought no,” he raps as he kayaks through serene waters.
But halfway through the video, Yachty does indeed “switch up” with a more turnt visual that shows the young rhymer performing in front of hype crowds.
However, the good vibes Yachty’s reaching for the in the video has been threatened by the backlash he’s recently received for criticizing ’90s rappers. (Didn’t he see what happened to Vince Staples?) In an interview with Bossip during the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, Yachty claimed that ’90s rappers “don’t know how to accept change” and that they are “old and washed up.”
The diss comes after Yachty continuously got criticized by OGs and newcomers like Pete Rock and Anderson .Paak for his perceived lack of skills and lack of knowledge about hip hop’s history.
Still, if the video is any indicator, Yachty is just sailing along and continuing to rock crowds despite what his opposers say.
Check out Lil Yachty’s latest video above.