A week ago rapper Lil Yachty unveiled the artwork to his debut album Teenage Emotions which got a lot of people talking, especially with the controversial themes presented that are not usually represented on hip-hop album covers (or covers in general).
To my true fans, there is no more confusion. My album drops May 26. This is the cover and the tracklist. Embrace The Youth. 5.26.17 ⛵️❤️ pic.twitter.com/hcxg8WYfKh
— lil boat kot* (@lilyachty) April 20, 2017
On the Teenage Emotions cover there is an overweight girl, a body-modified punk, a black albino person, a girl with vitiligo, a gay couple kissing– and Yachty right in the centre of it all with a (literal) rainbow smile.
The Teenage Emotions cover has sparked debate with some assuming that is cultural appropriation and others applauding the move saying that it is time such discussions should be had in the hip-hop community.
What do you think of this cover? Teenage Emotions drops 26 May 2017.