Drop City Yacht Club

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Drop City Yacht Club
Also known as The Freshmen
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, West Coast hip hop
Years active 2009–present
Labels A&M/Octone Records/Exit 8
Associated acts The Freshmen, A-Wolf
Website www.dropcityyachtclub.com
Members Kristo
Past members A-Wolf

Drop City Yacht Club is an American hip hop group, performing for Platform, LLC A&M/Octone Records through a joint venture with Exit 8 Records. Drop City Yacht Club members includes Kristo (rapper) and THX (producer). One of the original members of the group, A-Wolf, left the group for unknown reasons. Originally called The Freshmen, they adopted their new moniker in early 2013. Known for not taking a typical approach to making a rap record, as they describe themselves as individually crazy artists all collaborating into one unique, and sane group. The group's style fuses avvy hip hop, crafty pop and 1960s rock.[1]

Group member A-Wolf describe these characteristics of their group as similar to those employed by the Beach Boys and the Beastie Boys.

A single, "Crickets," featuring R&B singer Jeremih was their first release. A&M/Octone executive VP and head of promotion, Ben Berkman, explained that Jeremih was picked to redo the hook of "Crickets" to give it a more rhythmic format. The song makes fun of their own rejections. The single peaked at 36 on the mainstream top 40 chart, at 36 on the hot R&B/hip-hop chart and fell just short of charting on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 102. The group's YouTube video for "Crickets" has over two million views. In the fall of 2013, the group released their debut album.[2]



Album title Album details
Crickets - EP
  • Released: February 26, 2013[3]
  • Label: Exit 8/A&M/Octone
  • Formats: digital download
  • Executive Producers Platform, LLC (Vince Phillips & Malik Rasheed)


List of singles by title, year and peak chart positions, and album
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US pop US R&B/hip-hop
"Crickets" (feat. Jeremih) 2013 102 36 36 Crickets - EP
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.


  1. ^ Faulkner, Brent (2013-03-28). "New Music Watch: Drop City Yacht Club ("Crickets")". http://brentmusicreviews.com/. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Crickets EP Available Now! | Bringin' those Bay Area Beats". Drop City Yacht Club. 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 

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