Noah Oliver Smith, a Portland rapper, was born on February 26, 2000, and showed an early interest in music. Despite the fact that he has been making music since he was a teenager, Yeat broke into the public in 2021 with the release of songs like "Money Twrk," and "Sorry Bout That," and his star power continued to climb with the release of "Gt Busy," which went viral on TikTok. He was able to secure a joint venture agreement with Field Trip Recordings and Geffen Records as a result of his sustained internet popularity.
Yeat's most recent album, “2 Aliv,” which was released on February 18, 2022, has already received excellent critical praise. The 20-track album premiered at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums list, including guest performances from Young Thug, Gunna, and others. As Yeat's reputation grows, we've compiled a list of things you should know about the emerging rapper.
He managed to come up with his alias while stoned
Everyone has a tale about how they came up with their stage name. That narrative begins with Yeat using marijuana. During an interview with Our Generation Music, he added, "I'm not going to lie, it was truly like some high stuff." "I just wanted to produce something with a single word and keep it basic and approachable." When people hear my name, they automatically assume they've heard of me." He used to be known as Lil Yeat, but he finally dropped the "Lil."
Because of a bell sound, "Gt Busy" went viral on TikTok
A clip of his tune "Get Busy" went viral online in August 2021, gaining him a lot of attention. The song was included on his album Up 2 M, which was released the following month in September. Due to the usage of ringing bells, "Get Busy" subsequently made its way to TikTok, where it became quite popular. Yeat raps about the bell sound in the song. Drake, Druski, and Lil Yachty were among the artists and influences who later referenced it. Yeat has previously said that he enjoys using bells in his compositions.
Since 2016, he's started releasing songs
For the last six years, the 21-year-old rapper has been releasing music. He told Our Generation Music that he's been uploading music to the internet since late 2016 or early 2017. He's released seven albums in the last six years, the most recent of which is 2 Aliv.
He’s Romanian and Mexican
Since his arrival on the scene, there have been many concerns about Yeat's identity. He cleared the air during an interview with Our Generation Music, stating that he is half Romanian and half Mexican. His mother is from Romania, while his father is from Mexico. Despite the fact that Yeat claimed to be half white, he appeared to critique the lyrics of certain white rappers.
He claims that his style isn't easily categorizableYeat, like many other new school musicians, does not believe his music can be placed into a box. He's said that he's influenced by Future and Young Thug, who can adapt to a wide range of sounds. He continues, "I feel like my style isn't really established on one thing." "I'm having a lot of various moods and styles." I feel like listening to a lot of Thug trash gave me the ability to change my voice on various tracks."