Whether you love him or you hate him, it's undeniable that young rapper Lil Yachty knows how to draw attention to himself. Although many older rap fans dislike him, many younger fans enjoy his music and his looks. The self-proclaimed "King of the Youth" released his last Album, "Teenage Emotions," in May of 2017. Less than a year later, we're looking forward to his third album.

'Lil Boat 2'

"Lil Boat" was Lil Yachty's first project, released back in 2016. The first album includes singles such as "One Night" and "Minnesota," which was featured on Sprite's summer collection of Sprite cans in 2017. In May of 2017, the 20 year old rapper released "Teenage Emotions." This album produced several singles as well, including "Peek a Boo" and "Forever Young."

On Tuesday, February 20, Lil Yachty announced that he would be releasing the album "Lil Boat 2" on March 9 via Instagram.

Even the photo for the album gives off a different feeling than his albums in the past. Fans are extremely excited to hear the new album and see how this rapper has changed in the past year.

Fans are anticipating who is featured on the new album, especially since Lil Yachty has been hinting at projects with Gucci Mane and Migos. Luckily, fans only have to wait on the edge of their seats for two more weeks before the album is released. Hopefully we'll be able to get a sneak peak of the album before it's released.

The harsh criticism

Unfortunately, young rappers are facing much harsher criticism than musicians of almost any other genre. Music critics, professional and otherwise, can't stand happy rappers. Apparently, being a happy young adult is considered a crime if you're a rapper. However, none of this has stopped Lil Yachty.

Talkshow host Joe Budden has given many new rappers a lot of criticism about their music, including Chance the Rapper and Lil Yachty. Budden believes that these rappers are too happy and need to be more realistic in their music, which means more violent and aggressive. Our favorite redhead took Budden's criticism in stride. Of course, it's hard to be upset when you've sold more albums than the man criticizing you.

Regardless of your personal feelings about young rappers, it's safe to say that Lil Yachty will be around for a while. His positivity is infectious, and his music speaks to teenagers and young adults all around the globe. Fans will definitely be waiting for "Lil Boat 2" to be released.