Lil Yachty Says ‘For All the Dogs’ Has Some of Drake’s Best Verses and ‘Deals With Some Controversial Things’

Yachty wound up teasing so much of Drake's new album that he wondered if he "told y'all too much."

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Lil Yachty is talking For All the Dogs, which his friend/collaborator Drake just locked in for a Sept. 22 release date. On his A Safe Place podcast with MitchGoneMad, Yachty said the heavily teased album will contain some career-highs for 36-year-old Drizzy.

Answering what he’s “been up to lately,” Yachty said, “I’m trying to finalize that For All the Dogs, man." (Last November's Drake/21 Savage collab album Her Loss saw Yachty nab writing and producing credits on roughly half the tracks, including "Major Distribution," "Circo Loco," "Pussy & Millions," and "Jumbotron Shit Poppin.")

Though he wouldn't preemptively rank For All the Dogs for Mitch, Yachty, 26, did weigh in on the sound, and how Drake helped an uncertain Lil Boat see the vision.

“It sounds current, you know? It sounds very current," the Let's Start Here artist said at the 9:30 mark above. "It’s interesting, it’s coming together a lot better than I thought when I—I just had a talk with him a couple days ago in Vancouver and I was like, ‘Man...’ I was a little worried, ’cause I have a lot of the songs, I don’t have all of 'em, I have a lot of 'em though. And I was just like, ‘Man, I just don’t know if it’s—how are you gon’ put this together? Because it’s like, it’s a lot of great songs but they don’t really—in my brain I was like, they didn’t really sound together. And then we had a talk about it and he explained to me his thought process about it. And we drove somewhere, we drove to that video shoot which was like an hour away, and we listened to it, and it makes sense now.”

Searching for a specific description for the project, Yachty said, "It has the most, I would say like the most ‘performance’ album he’ll have, as far as like energy. … I think some of the best Drake verses that I ever heard are on this album. … Some of the verses I’m just like, ‘Bruh, what’s wrong with you?’ You know what I’m saying? People gonna have a lot to say about some of his topics on this album. And I don’t think he does it on purpose, I think it’s just him—he just has a real...I will say he deals with some controversial things.” 

The "Tesla" MC remembered imploring Drake to make more love songs "like you used to," and learning why that's a dead end. "He explained to me how it’s hard for him to make music about things he isn’t dealing with, or he isn’t experiencing. … Everything is real, everything is pulled from something. So maybe he hasn’t been in love in a while, to make deep love music, or whatever the case may be. I think it’s all real experiences for him, so what it is, is just what he’s going through in the time. … But [For All the Dogs] is super good, and it is…I’m excited. It’s tight. I probably gave y’all too much. I probably told y’all too much, 'cause he says nothing, you know? But I’m sure he won’t mind.”

Mitch then speculated on how much money Drake’s 5-year-old son Adonis got for making the album art.

“He got a nice check for that cover,” Yachty said with a smile. “I enjoy just being around and just listening to [Drake and Adonis] interact, because boy doesn't talk to him like a kid. ... And he's really good with conversating, and it's really impressive."

Watch A Safe Place Episode 6 up top, or catch it on Spotify or Apple.

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