The Ultimate Yardfest 2018 Playlist

By Lydia L. Cawley

"Look around, bro," Lil Yachty tells KYLE in the conversation that opens "iSpy." So look around, Harvard student! Come Friday, the sun will be shining (probably, but don't trust New England weather), block parties will be popping, and you will be beautifully buzzed. What's not to love about a Yardfest that's not headed by an EDM artist? Now that you, the uncultured Wale/Lil Yachty initiate, know about the headliners, it's time to dive into their music. Doesn't the pregame start on Wednesday?

My Love (ft. Major Lazer, WizKid, Dua Lipa) // Wale

Okay, so the odds that Wale is bringing Major Lazer, Wizkid, and Dua Lipa in tow are...pretty low. But this track will totally smash your expectations about Wale. "My Love" is danceable and has a strong bassline, but it manages to sound chill and tropical at the same time. This is the kind of song you could get down to and kick back to.

One Night // Lil Yachty

This right here is the song that announced Lil Yachty's presence on the music scene, making him a star overnight. It's slow and almost mellow, but all the commitmentphobes on this campus will definitely relate to Yachty needing no wife.

Chillin // Wale

Picture this: you're strutting into the Yard, it's a lovely 70 degrees, and no one can touch you. Coolly perch your shades on your head and let the breeze tousle your hair. You're chillin'. Wale captures this mood like no one else.

Minnesota // Lil Yachty

It's impossible not to enjoy this song's zamboni-cruising music video, but "Minnesota" is a bop in itself. The catchy hook and piano melody will stick with you for hours after you're done listening.

Bait // Wale

"Bait" is the kind of song that will instantly compel you to put your drink down and get on the dance floor. This is a club bop, and who can't appreciate Wale's many shoutouts to his native D.C.?

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