Yeat Looks to the Future on His Album 2093

Yeat takes stereotypical trap stylings to an extreme on his new album 2093.
The album cover for Yeat’s futuristic new solo project, 2093.
The album cover for Yeat’s futuristic new solo project, 2093.
Image/Graphics by Yeat

Trap music has been one of the most popular music genres in our culture for years. Mainstream trap music has developed into somewhat of a phenomenon in our culture. Whenever the next big trap album releases, everyone is talking about it. Yeat’s new album 2093 is no exception. 

Yeat comes from a scene of trap music inspired by Playboi Carti’s 2020 album Whole Lotta Red. Whole Lotta Red is filled with stunning synths and high-pitched, whiny vocals that create an atmosphere many people are very captivated by. While I enjoy music from this scene, I am generally not the biggest fan of rage music. I was never a big fan of Yeat to begin with but I decided to give this album a chance due to it getting raving reviews with many calling it a masterpiece. So what do I think about it?

This album, like a lot of modern rap releases nowadays, is too long. While some may argue that more music is better, I believe that almost half of this tracklist could’ve been cut down to make it an easier front-to-back listen. Yeat’s vocals also don’t work for me across a lot of this album. Yeat mumbles across parts of this album on certain songs, and while it does work on some tracks, it doesn’t on others. One of the most interesting performances on the album from Yeat is on the song “Breathe.” Filled with heavy bass and a sinister vocal performance, this song conveys that futuristic feeling Yeat is going for across this album in a very potent and enticing way. Yeat does use many futuristic-sounding ideas in the production of this album. Many songs sound straight up out of the future. The production is easily the best part of this album and even when it feels like Yeat isn’t doing much performance-wise, the production choices make each song worth hearing at least once.

2093 is interesting, but far too long. This album is well worth listening to at least once to hear how impressive these instrumentals are, but the length and Yeat’s general lack of interest keep me from falling in love with it. The general feeling of mystery within Yeat’s music is still here in full. Yeat even admits this in an interview with Complex. “Keeping it mysterious made people more attracted to it. They want to know about it,” he states. Despite the aura and mystery surrounding this project, I would rate this album a 6/10 with my favorite track being “Breathe.”

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