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Lil Yachty and James Blake team up for joint LP ‘Bad Cameo’

Lil Yachty at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta Georgia; September 17^ 2016
Lil Yachty at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta Georgia; September 17^ 2016

Lil Yachty and James Blake will release a new joint project, with Yachty turning to Instagram to announce their collaborative album titled ‘Bad Cameo’: “this is real.. soon.”

In an interview, Lil Yachty said the project is a “left” turn for both himself and the British singer/producer: “I mean, granted, I think James has worked with a quite substantial amount of Hip Hop artists. But this project is so left for both of us. And then, aside from the one picture that James posted, which — he doesn’t have many followers actually — I don’t think people know that we know each other exist. So it’s just gon’ be like, ‘What the f**k?! When they do this?’”  The picture Lil Yachty alluded to is a photo in the studio that James Blake posted in March 2023, showing Yachty next to a mic and Blake on a computer.

Blake also previewed an unreleased track between himself and Yachty back in July, and shared in an interview with DIY Magazine in September about Yachty appearing on stage with him that summer: “Somehow, Lil Yachty just turned up and was stood with me as I was mixing with the Ragga Twins! [He and I] had been working on something, and it just happened that he was in London. I asked him if he fancied going out to a club; I don’t think he probably knew what it would be like. He happened to turn up at exactly the moment that the Ragga Twins came on stage. Suddenly he was just stood there like, ‘Oh, f***ing hell, this is a bit different…’”

Blake has previously collaborated with hip-hop artists, such as “King’s Dead” with Kendrick Lamar, Future and Jay Rock, “Til Further Notice” with Travis Scott and 21 Savage, and “ManyFacedGod” with JAY-Z. He’s also worked with Drake, Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, SZA, Metro Boomin, Chance The Rapper and Vince Staples.

Lil Yachty & James Blake Announce Joint Album ‘Bad Cameo’

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