Lil Uzi Vert hasn’t released his debut album, yet he already has some big notches on his belt. Last year, he came into our sight as part of XXL’s 2016 Freshman Class, along with his new sound and “I don’t care what people think” attitude.
Initially, the public was split on whether he was talented or not. Uzi kept being himself and putting out hits though. Now, there isn’t much of question. In just one year he now has two solo platinum records, is on the Fast and Furious soundtrack, and oh yeah… Don’t forget that he was on ‘Bad and Boujie’, that went platinum too.
His two platinum records came off of his 2016 mixtape, ‘Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World’, and both have dope videos to go along with them. ‘Money Longer’ and ‘You Was Right’ both have over 50 million views (You can check them out below). Those views definitely helped out with the success of the tracks making it very possible that Uzi isn’t far from earning another certified record.
Even though he hasn’t dropped an album, he is still dropping new music. His song ‘XO Tour Life’ already hit #49 on Billboards Top 100 and by the looks of it, it is assending. Not only that, but there is a viral Lil Uzi Vert challange which only adds to the attention and streaming of the song. Even Joey Bada$$ claimed ‘XO Tour Life’ is his favorite song of the year so far.
Hopefully Lil Uzi will be dropping a new album this year. He has told us the name, ‘Luv Is Rage 2’ and we know a rock song will also be on the record. The only question is when? Right now he is blaming “an old guy,” who some are guessing is DJ Drama considering he is signed to his Generation Now group. Yet, he old tweets explaining the delay have since been deleted, keeping us in the dark.
What’s your take on Uzi? Did you think he would find success so quickly? Are you ready for his debut album?