Do you believe in an ‘AftërLyfe?’

Yeat releases follow-up to 2022 ‘Lyfë’ EP

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor

Rating: 3.25/5 Stars

In September 2022, Oregon-based rapper Yeat released his experimental rap EP “Lyfë.” After garnering millions of views across streaming platforms all year and securing multiple Lil Uzi Vert features, fans have been excited to see what is next for Yeat. 

The wait is over, though it has been fairly short. Yeat released his third studio album, “AftërLyfe,” on Feb. 23, 2023. 

“AftërLyfe” spans 22 tracks and includes features from YoungBoy Never Broke Again (NBA YoungBoy), Kranky Kranky, Luh Geeky and apparently, The Talking Ben App. While NBA YoungBoy is undoubtedly a real and incredibly famous artist, the other three “artists” featured on the project may not be.

According to now-deleted Instagram posts made by Yeat, “Them features is myself I’m jus different people sometimes.” Tracks such as “Rav3 P4rty” and “Mëan feen” feature Kranky Kranky, “Now” features Luh Geeky and “How it go” features The Talking Ben App. All of which are strange alternate personas that Yeat has decided to express. For example, on the track “How it go,” Yeat seemingly replicates the tone of and mocks the laughs from the Talking Ben app. These features only add to Yeat’s unique digital persona with his previous hit song, “Rich Minion,” which was made in collaboration with Lyrical Lemonade and Illumination for the release “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”

Yeat has once again made an album that is interesting to listen to from beginning to end. His one-of-one persona and unique vocals all combine to create an experience you will not get from other artists. Tracks such as “No Morë Talk,” “How it go” and “Split” really establish the album’s sound. While this LP may not stand as a piece of art or something that will be culturally impactful, it makes a great listen if you are just looking for something entertaining. 

“AftërLyfe,” is available on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music as of Feb. 23, 2023.