Questlove is impressed with the direction Lil Yachty went on his new, psychedelic rock album, Let’s Start Here. After 24 hours of “processing,” The Roots star took to Instagram Saturday and shared his thoughts on the new project.
“How should I put it? I really really really really love this @lilyachty record and I love when artists pull off a good departure record,” he writes, defining departure albums as a “COMPLETE creative left turn.”
“Some famous departure albums backfired,” Questlove continues. “This aptly titled#LetsStartHere lp might be the most surprising transition of any music career I’ve witnessed in a min, especially under the umbrella of hip hop.”
Lil Yachty’s Let’s Start Here was released Friday, with guest features Justine Skye, Daniel Caesar, Fousheé and more.
“I wanted to be taken seriously because music is everything to me, and I respect all walks of music,” he said of the record at his listening party. “Not just rap and hip-hop but everything. I wanted to make something that showed the world … just how great music is to me.”
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