Lil Yachty is from Atlanta, but the oddball 19-year-old rapper is becoming a star on the buzz of single "Minnesota."
Skating atop scuffed samples and plinked piano keys, the track's chirpy, infectious hook flows thusly: "You need to stay up out them streets if you can't take the heat / 'Cause it get cold like Minnesota, cold like Minnesota."
Hey, we live there!
Which is why Friday's drop of the long-awaited "Minnesota" music video is so important for our state. In it, we see Yachty and his Sailing Team crew clowning at the ice rink -- cruising on an "ice resurfacer" (the un-chill suits at Zamboni Co. asked City Pages to clarify that it's not, in fact, a Zamboni machine), getting turnt in the locker room, and, eventually, smashing a frozen effigy of Yachty.
Here's the cold, hard evidence:
In October, Yachty riffed on "Minnesota" in a Sprite ad starring LeBron James. In a move that can only be described as cold like Minnesota, Yachty declined our numerous attempts to interview him about the song earlier this year.
As retribution, here's a clip of our man absolutely owning himself on a slam-dunk attempt from Tuesday: