Rapper Miles Parks McCollum - better known by his stage name, Lil Yachty - was born in Mableton, Ga., on Aug. 23, 1997. He first gained fame in August 2015 with the release of his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota." That fall, he dropped out of Alabama State University to pursue his musical career, which saw him release his debut mixtape "Lil Boat" in March 2016. On June 10 of that year, Lil Yachty announced that he had signed a joint venture record deal with Quality Control Music, Capitol Records and Motown Records. His debut studio album, "Teenage Emotions," came out on May 26, 2017. His follow-up album, "Lil Boat 2," was released on March 9, 2018. Lil Yachty described his musical style as "bubblegram trap" for his sampling sounds that range from "Mario Bros." audio and the theme from long-running animated series "Rugrats" to the startup sound of a Nintendo GameCube video-game console. Outside of music, he debuted as a model for Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion line at New York's Madison Square Garden in February 2016.