Yeat making waves with recent release

This picture is the album cover for Yeat’s project “2093” courtesy of @yeat on Instagram.

The mind-bending musical project “2093” is here. This is the fourth studio album from Noah Oliver Smith, known as Yeat. On Feb. 16, 2024, the California native dropped the 77-minute-long project consisting of 24 songs.

This project is a conglomerate of multiple musical styles and genres. Yeat raps over instrumentals that pull influence from techno, rock and roll, and hip hop beats. This creates a futuristic listening experience that transports fans to the year 2093.

The album’s first song is “Psycho CEO.” It sets the tone for the entire album by establishing the two largest running themes materialism and post-apocalyptic society.

“I’m in 2093 where your life at,” Yeat raps. “I like being number one hypebeast.”

The slang term “hypebeast” refers to someone that allows expensive trends to dominate their wardrobe as a status symbol. This serves as a response to the criticism Yeat has received over the years for his fashion style while flaunting his ability to purchase costly designer items.

The fifth song on the album “Bought the Earthis” is a dreamy track.  Alongside materialism, Yeat also raps about his narcissistic outlook.

“Am I wrong for being selfish, am I wrong for putting me first,” Yeat said “Is it money, is it power? Which one first?”

This line seems to be an allusion to the 1998 The LOX album titled “Money, Power & Respect.” Given Yeat’s know-it-all and “don’t care” style of rap, it seems intentional that the respect aspect wasn’t mentioned in the reference.

Rap legend Lil Wayne is featured on track eight, “Lyfestyle.” Wayne’s influence on Yeat’s style is made clear. The two artists work cohesively to deliver a space-age track that flaunts their wealth. Wayne’s verse begins with his infamous lighter flick.

“All my watches on demon time, all these diamonds, I can’t even see the time,” Lil Wayne raps. “Pockets they be on dinner time, thanksgiving time November slime.”

Many tracks such as “Tell Me” have eerie introductions that are over 30 seconds long, building suspense. This technique lends itself to the frightening dystopian society that Yeat predicts will be a reality in 70 years.

“We live in the dark, live on the moon I guess 2093 is not for you,” Yeat raps.

The same track ends with the words “history repeats” followed by violins. Yeat predicts that in this society, there will be much civil unrest. In the song “Keep Pushin” the word “riot” is repeated 64 times at the end of the song.

Although Yeat is not very metaphorical in his raps, the project as a whole is a psychedelic art piece. “2093” is an eye opener for listeners who are not used to Yeat’s style as he discusses topics such as drug use and religion through repetition and ad-libs. Following this release, Yeat dropped “2093 P2” which includes two bonus tracks. Both projects are available for streaming now.