Yeat (born on 26th February 2000; Age: 23 years old) is an American rapper, singer, music producer, and songwriter from Portland, Oregon. His real name is Noah Olivier Smith.
Yeat has been active as a musician for 8 years. He became famous in 2021 following the release of his debut album, Up 2 Më, and his 4L mixtape. Given the unique talents he consistently displays in his songs, many have been curious to know more about him, starting from his background and career milestones.
How Old is Yeat Now?
Yeat is 23 years old at the moment. He was born Noah Olivier Smith on the 26th day of February 2000 in Irvine, California. He, however, grew up in Portland, Oregon, but the family subsequently moved to Lake Oswego, where he would spend most of his early life. He holds American citizenship.
Where is Yeat From?
Yeat originally hails from Portland, Oregon, a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the Western United States of America. Growing up in Oregon, Noah Smith attended Lakeridge High School, after which he moved to New York City to pursue his music career.
Yeat is not a University graduate, and from the look of things, he is not interested in furthering his education to a higher level.
There have been questions concerning Yeat’s background and ethnicity since he made it to the limelight. As a result, the musician set the records straight during an interview he recently granted with Our Generation Music.
Is Yeat White?
Rapper Yeat is half Romanian and half Mexican. While Yeat’s father is Mexican-American, his mother is Romanian. His paternal grandmother is Mexican and hails from the Mexican city of Tijuana, and his grandfather is a White American. However, Noah said that he does not know exactly where his paternal grandfather is from nor his specific ethnic background. But he knows that he is of some sort of Caucasian/white descent
Meanwhile, the rapper once mentioned that he is technically partially White. He said this while trying to criticize some white rapper’s lyrics. Meanwhile, Noah said that he came up with his stage name, “Yeat,” when he was high on weed. Initially, he was going by the moniker Lil Yeat but eventually dropped the Lil. His stage name has also been described as a combination of “heat” and “yeet”
Yeat Began His Singing Career in 2015
Yeat was born and raised in a family where the father is a prominent member of a music band and owns several musical instruments. So it is safe to say that he was born into music, and music runs in his blood. As such, he developed an interest in music in childhood, began to pursue it as a career, and is today making a name for himself in the music world.
Noah Smith officially started recording songs in 2015 when he was 15 years old under his first stage name Lil Yeat. He made his first public musical appearance on 30th June 2018, premiering a track called “Brink” on the Elevator YouTube channel. On 20th September 2018, he released his first mixtape titled Deep Blue Strips. On 21st February 2019, Yeat premiered the music video for his Stay Up track on Elevator.
He Achieved Massive Success At The Age of 21 with His Debut Album, Up 2 Më
Though he had been releasing songs since he made an entrance into the music scene in 2015, Yeat first tasted widespread recognition in early 2021 with the release of his 4L mixtape, which included tracks like Sorry Bout That and Money Twërk. The mixtape, particularly the two tracks, served as a breakout moment for him. The songs made him go viral online on the TikTok platform.
On 10th September 2021, Yeat dropped his debut studio album, Up 2 Më, through a one-album deal with Interscope Records. Songs in the album include Get Busy, Twizzy Rich, Turban, and Monëy So Big. Before its release date, a snippet of Get Busy had already gone viral online and received reasonable media and fan attention.
Up 2 Më generally received positive reviews from music critics. It made its debut on the Billboard 200 on 22nd January 2022 and reached number 183. Yeat’s rapid growth to fame helped him bag a joint venture deal with Field Trip Recordings and Geffen Records, American-based record labels owned by Zack Bia.
He released His Second Studio Album in 2022
On the heels of his first album, which was still making waves, Yeat dropped his second studio album, 2 Alivë. The 20-track album, which is his most recent project, was released on 18th February 2022. It features guest appearances from Gunna, Young Thug, and others. 2 Alivë debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with over 50,000 units sold. He released the deluxe version of the album on 1st April 2022.
Regarding his music style, Yeat says he doesn’t necessarily have a music process. According to the singer, he just goes with the flow and just records whenever he feels like recording. Also, he is known for making up words and phrases that can’t be found in the dictionary. In his words, his music cannot be put into a box.
At Age 22, Yeat Has Achieved Success in His Music Career
Over the span of six years of active career, Yeat has dropped 2 studio albums, 4 mixtapes, 6 EPs, and numerous hit singles. He has achieved great success and is currently one of the faster-rising artists in the American music scene. He has also done excellent work by making appearances in the projects of other artists.
After his second studio album, Yeat has also released a couple of other hit singles, which include No Handoutz and Talk. Despite the fact that he is still in his early 20s, Yeat is already making waves in the American music industry. He has also gotten a good number of major cosigns from music stars like Drakes, Lil Yachty, The Weeknd, and others.
Meanwhile, Yeat left Field Trip Recordings and Geffen Records in late 2021 to find his own record label dubbed Twizzy Rich Entertainment which is based in Los Angeles, California. Alongside himself, SeptembersRich, whose real name is Canyon Xavier Moore, is an artist under the label.