Following his release of the dark “Peek a Boo,” upbeat “Harley,” and the romantic “Bring it Back,” “X Men” has a more roiling bent. The song’s rumbling bass buoys Lil Yachty and Griiim’s rhymes about cars, money, women and calling out detractors.
“You don’t have a place in my heart, bro,” Lil Yachty declares, and later warns, “You shouldn’t want beef from the start/ Everywhere I drive leave marks.” Meanwhile, Griiim is equally relentless on the chorus. “Ice out all my friends,” he raps. “Call us X Men.”
Lil Yachty’s Teenage Emotions will be released on May 26th. The 20-track set includes several guests beyond Griiim, including Migos, Diplo, YG, Kamaiyah, Stefflon Don, Grace and Sonya Elise. The rapper will embark on a 27-date tour, which launches on August 11th in Dallas and wraps in Atlanta on October 20th.