A lot has been said about the state of hip-hop, with the older and younger generations at odds over whether rap is progressing or regressing. This debate has popped up numerous times throughout the years, with each new era that arrives. In recent years, few artists have stirred this debate more than Lil Yachty, who became a polarizing figure among rap fans due to his brand of music, but more so for his dismissive nature towards icons like The Notorious B.I.G. and other legends of yesteryear (he's since apologized for his remarks), ruffling the feathers of many. However, his appraisals have not kept the Atlanta rapper from becoming a breakout success, garnering platinum plaques and finding his name attached to numerous songs that have reached the top 10 on the Billboard charts, a coup for anyone, but especially a 19-year-old that has gone against the grain at every stop during his short career.

After unleashing his Lil Boat and Summer Songs 2 mixtapes in 2016, as well as appearing on the 2016 XXL Freshman cover and announcing a partnership with Nautica, Lil Yachty is looking to build on the momentum with his debut album, Teenage Emotions. Released through Quality Control Music, Capitol and Motown Records, Teenage Emotions is Lil Yachty's first effort as a major label artist and finds him showcasing the variety of moods, sounds and styles that have made his boastful, feel-good music such a hit with listeners.

Featuring guest appearances from his Quality Control label mates Migos, as well as YG, Kamaiyah, Diplo, Evander Griiim, Grace and Sonyae Ellis, and production from an array of boardsmen, Teenage Emotions is an action-packed effort on which Lil Yachty attempts to make his first major body of work an eventful one.

XXL highlights some of the best lyrics on Lil Yachty's 'Teenage Emotions' album. Did your favorite make the cut?

  • "Like a Star"

    Lil Yachty

    "I'd rather do it than say, and I done did it all before/I done had sex with six different whores, at the same time on they grandmother's back porch/Yeah, I'd rather do it than say, and I done did it all before/I done rode around in a brand new Porsche, and I switched it up to the Bentley with two doors"

  • "DN Freestyle"

    Lil Yachty

    "Nigga, soaked in sauce, boy, they fiendin' up/Every night you pussy niggas dream you us/Yeah, you signed a deal but you ain't seein' us/200K, I coulda bought a Bentley Truck/Seen every pussy nigga at South By, we had to smash on ’em/Niggas say he wanted two verses but he was hella trash but he had cash on him"

  • "DN Freestyle"

    Lil Yachty

    "Every day a nigga's mom's callin' a nigga up sayin' a nigga spend too much/Baby girl, I made more guap than the President did in several months/Fuck my annual taxes, coulda bought some land with several cactus/Just looked up in the mirror and I'm gettin' fat, fuck, it's time to practice/My side bitch from Sacramento didn't suck my dick 'til we hit Saks Fifth"

  • "Peek a Boo"

    Lil Yachty Featuring Migos

    "Play with that kitty like hello/Take a step back then I bust it, I bust it, I bust it like Melo'/Aimin' at you and your fellows/My new bitch yellow...Fuck her then send that bitch home on the metro/Ooh, young nigga fly like a pigeon/Vercetti frames, they be hidin' my vision" - Lil Yachty

  • "Peek a Boo"

    Lil Yachty Featuring Migos

    "Open your eyes, bitch you see all this money/Made that lil' bitch tape a brick to her stomach/You not the gang, we don't kick it or punt it/Just bought the Wraith and I wrapped it, titanic/Look at the numbers, mechanics ain't frontin'/I came from the lick, went to jail, I got punished, ooh/Pullin' up foreign, Freddy Kreuger, wow/My niggas turn barracuda" - Offset

  • "Peek a Boo'

    Lil Yachty Featuring Migos

    "I make a play, Madden/I know it was some speculation 'bout who the one, but we invented the dabbin'/Fuck it, we just let 'em have it (have it)/Draco for niggas with static/I can do magic and make me a rabbit with usin' my karats (ice, woah)/Gelato package, I'm drinkin' on Actavis, expensive habits" - Takeoff

  • "Dirty Money"

    Lil Yachty

    "That's why your auntie is a groupie/Send me pictures of her coochie/She said they nicknamed her juicy/’Cause she keep a wet pussy/Pussy nigga don't push me/I pull up deep, not just me/I brought a brand new chain, that shit dance like NSync, Justin"

  • "Say My Name"

    Lil Yachty

    "Every time I wake up, I read silly things/Internet tryna take a nigga, take a nigga out his clout/All these bitches hatin' on a nigga dreams/Tryna make sure they do anything to make sure that I fail/I just hit a lick on the runway

    I'll be back before Sunday/Gotta get this money now/My brother used to sleep in a Hyundai/Now he spent about a hundred G's on a fun day, wow"

  • "All You Had to Say"

    Lil Yachty

    "These niggas not gang, they just wanna go on Instagram and take a lil' photo/Hot on the scene, I just drove off the lot in a brand new four door/I remember moms drove a Volvo/Now mama's ridin' in a Rover/Had to go back to my high school/Look at my teachers like, 'I told ya'"

  • "Better"

    Lil Yachty Featuring Stefflon Don

    "You say it's good, but it could be better/It always could always be better/Everything in life could always be better/Don't settle for less ’cause then you miss out on more/Everything in life won't always be pleasure/You work for the treasure just to live even more" - Lil Yachty

  • "Forever Young"

    Lil Yachty Featuring Diplo

    "I don't know much but sure, let me check your fouls/Two technicals but you beautiful/You grew up six brothers in a cubicle/And they all bustin' for ya if I make the wrong move/If I break your heart then I'm a dumb dude/You get what you give and I'm the one who loses" - Lil Yachty

  • "Lady in Yellow"

    Lil Yachty

    "I just want you here tonight/Can we chill tonight if the feeling's right?/I want you to chill with me/Little miss lady in the yellow/You play more games than Othello/Come kick it with a fellow, come chill with me/I'ma make you sing a cappella/Put your diamonds up like Roc-A-Fella/We all in this together, just you and me"

  • "Moments in Time"

    Lil Yachty

    "Moments through the night, I turn to your side/Rub my index finger through your thighs/All of my life, I been feinding for a wife/I don't wanna share/Right hand gripped with the bun of hair/Waking up without you is such a scare/Gripping on your hips while you hold the chair/At around 3, it's just not fair"

  • "X Men"

    Lil Yachty Featuring Evander Griiim

    "Runnin' head first in your shindig/Boy your raps weak, keep your day gig/Nineteen years old, I got seven figs/Break the bitch back like a tree twig/I love myself more than anybody/Fuck I look like in a Masarati?/I leave that shit to the trap stars/A nigga like me, I'm a busy body" - Lil Yachty

  • "X Men"

    Lil Yachty Featuring Evander Griiim

    "Niggas always sayin' what they finna do next

    Shawty told me she not into you, next/Ain't really for all that pillow talk/But I put my nut where she kisses you/Yes, I'm a dog with a Gucci collar/I get that brain like a Harvard scholar/I'm sure you saw that one comin'/But I bet you ain't seen a million dollars" - Lil Yachty

  • "Running With a Ghost"

    Lil Yachty Featuring Grace

    "You're done for me/You used to keep Lil Boat company/I used to put no one over you/You keep every nigga under me/I used to rock a Metallica t-shirt/You would call it the thunder tee/I stung you hard like a bumblebee/Now I'm left dead with no sympathy" Lil Yachty

  • "Running With a Ghost"

    Lil Yachty Featuring Grace

    "Don't run from me/Brothers back home gonna gun for me/I stay the night, keep you company/Just keep it real and don't front on me/You get out the shower and jump on me/Still drippin' wet from the shower beams/You smokin' half of the sour dream/I count up, knots, we the money team" - Lil Yachty

  • "FYI (Know Now)"

    Lil Yachty

    "Saint Laurent jeans, these ain't no Robins/Who these fuck niggas think they clockin'?/Who these rub niggas think they robbin'?/Not me, no, not me/Iced out my wrist, yeah, it's for a hobby/All these niggas hoes, get them from beside me/Bitch, I am a pro, ball like Dennis Rodman"

  • "Priorities"

    Lil Yachty

    "I walked up in the party feelin' like I'm the man/Every bitch wanted to fuck me, they was geekin' off Xans/Left the party around 3, that wasn't even the plan/But these bitches was so horny, bro, I had to go in"

  • "Made of Glass"

    Lil Yachty

    "Red roses, gold skin with your hair/Parted like Moses, I love watching your poses/They posers on the internet, talking 'bout us both, they just vultures/I want your panties wet, wetter than before you were soaker/You a soldier, baby, nothing like that boy, he's a jokester"