Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Growing up in the city Schoolly D, The Roots, Meek Mill, and Rocky Balboa call home, Lil Uzi Vert first picked up a microphone in high school. He spent countless hours honing his craft, making sporadic trips to New York City in order to record through his friend William Aston’s studio connection. Along the way, he carved out a distinct style that reflects his love for Wiz Khalifa as much as it does his passion for Marilyn Manson.
“I take influences from everything and put them into what I do,” he says. “It’s a really delicate balance, and it’s something I’m proud of. You can wear skinny jeans and still be hard.” In 2015, he began to set the internet on fire. There was his explosive appearance on Carnage’s single “WDYW” alongside AAP Ferg and Rich The Kid and later his turn on “Big Racks” for Young Thug’s Slime Season 2. In addition, he spent the summer with DJ Drama, priming the crowd for Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy on their “Boys of Zummer” Tour. However, everything set the stage for his newest mixtape, Luv Is Rage. With support from The Fader, Noisey, XXL, Vibe, HotNewHipHop, and more, Lil Uzi Vert naturally took the spotlight when it dropped.
“Luv Is Rage is just the beginning,” he declares. “It’s the first statement.” The project’s opener “Safe House,” produced by Maaly Raw, fuses woobly and woozy dripping sonics with irresistible paranoid raps and a hypnotic chant. “You might think it’s safe in your hood, but it’s not,” Lil Uzi Vert warns. “It’s crazy. You can’t be comfortable in the streets, so I’m letting everybody know, ‘Stay with your money. Stay on your grind. Take care of yourself.’”$36.99 – $49.99 All Ages / All sales final / 21 bar areas Doors 7pm Music starts 8pm