Here we have decided to look at the rise of Philadelphia Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert . The young rapper from Phily has been making noise for a minute now. He gained much recognition after releasing his debut single, “Money Longer”, and has several mixtapes under his belt, Luv is Rage, Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World and The Perfect Luv Tape.
Uzi Vert’s rapping skills were noticed by Don Cannon, who heard one of Uzi’s songs being played on the radio by DJ Diamond Kuts. Uzi later signed a record deal with DJ Drama, Don Cannon and Leighton Morrison’s record label Generation Now and Atlantic Records. Uzi gained attention after being featured on Carnage’s single “WDYW” with ASAP Ferg and Rich The Kid in 2015.
As always, rappers with their idols, Uzi cites ASAP Rocky, Marilyn Manson, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and the Ying Yang Twins as his influences. Uzi is undoubtedly one of the young gunners to watch out next year. On April 15, 2016, Uzi released his fourth mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World with production from Don Cannon, Metro Boomin, WondaGurl, M-TRAX, and Smatt Sertified. He was named as one of the ten 2016 XXL Freshmen on June 13, 2016. On July 31, 2016, Uzi released his fifth mixtape The Perfect Luv Tape on his 22nd birthday.