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 include Kristo (rapper) and THX (producer). One of the original members, A-Wolf, left for unknown reasons. Originally called The Freshmen, they adopted their new moniker in early 2013. Known for their atypical approach to making a rap record, they describe themselves as individually crazy artists collaborating to create one sane group.
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 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 video for "Crickets" has over two million views. In the fall of 2013, the group released their debut album.