It was bound to happen. Sharing the distinction as two of the most talked about new artists in 2016, Lil Yachty and Desiigner found themselves together in the studio today. Having both landed on XXL’s 2016 Freshman Class cover, they’ve spent time together in the past, but this is the first we’re hearing of a possible collaboration.
Two figures at the front of hip-hop’s evolving sound, a collaboration would likely ruffle as many feathers as it would generate excitement—but as the short clip hints at, their styles could be quite complementary of one another.
In the video, Yachty calmly holds the camera as Desiigner bounces around behind him while new sounds blare in the background (a dynamic that could work very nicely together on record). At the very least, the world deserves to hear Lil Yachty sprinkle a “lil boat” interjection or two in the middle of Desiigner’s hyperactive ad-libs.