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The Untold Truth Of Lil Uzi Vert

The Untold Truth Of Lil Uzi Vert

Symere Woods, aka Lil Uzi Vert, went from
a local kid to superstar in no time. Then he became a fashion icon, signature dance
creator, junk food sommelier, and oh yeah, also a rapper. This is the untold truth of Lil Uzi Vert. What’s in a name? Symere Woods earned his stage name on the
streets of Philadelphia, where the speed of his raps evoked comparisons to rapid-fire
weaponry. Lil Uzi Vert confirmed his name’s origins
in an interview with Vibe in 2016, saying, “Some guy was just like ‘you rap fast, man. Like a little machine gun’ and from that moment
I was Lil Uzi.” Okay, so that covers the first part, but…what
about the “Vert?” Well, the rapper once offered an explanation
for that, and it turns out, the meaning isn’t that hard to guess. Quoted by Rolling Stone, Lil Uzi Vert said, “Vert is, like, straight to the top, like
a vertical leap.” Though a bit of a stretch, some commentators
have floated the notion that the rapper’s name as a whole is something of a homophone,
if you say Lil Uzi Vert quickly, it can sound like “Lucifer.” And while it definitely doesn’t seem intentional,
it is a neat coincidence, one the rapper has helped cultivate with occasional references
to Satanism and the occult, like his Luv is Rage 2 track “444 + 222”. Lil Uzi fashion Listen to any Lil Uzi Vert song and within
a few bars, you’ll notice that he’s probably bragging about his expensive clothes. Even early in his career, Lil Uzi Vert loved
to talk about fashion. In a 2016 video interview for Vibe, the rapper
just started describing his outfit, emphasizing that he’s always going to be a fashion-focused
figure, with ambitions to design clothes of his own one day. “This is Yeezy, this is 424, this is Margiela,
this is Helmut Lang…Zubiez…” As his fame grew, so did Lil Uzi Vert’s passion
for fashion. Speaking with GQ, he talked about his impulsive
shopping habits. He confessed that he has a habit of buying
clothes on a reckless whim, saying “I never try on [things]. If I can’t fit in it, I just give it away. In the store, if I try on [some clothes] and
I’m too small, I’ll be upset, bro! I just gotta take it.” Compiling outfits seems to give the rapper
inspiration and he definitely takes fashion seriously. He’s even expressed the notion that he puts
more work into his look than he does into his music, calling music effortless by comparison. Clothes, it appears, take a little bit more
care. It probably helps that Uzi and Virgil Abloh,
the current Louis Vuitton creative director, have been friends since before Abloh secured
his high-profile gig. Lil Uzi Vert lovingly referred to him as a
“fashionably inclined uncle.” Interviewed by GQ, Abloh had praises for the
rapper, saying, “Lil Uzi isn’t even human. He is another level of a creative being. To me he is an Impressionist painter replacing
pigments with ready-made brands and clothes.” Wide-ranging influences From an early age, Lil Uzi Vert played in
the music scene, telling Narduwar that he played the cornet first before moving on to
the trumpet. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Lil Uzi Vert
talked about other musicians that inspired him when he was younger, from Southern rappers
like the Ying Yang Twins and Mike Jones to more familiar Philly artists like Beanie Sigel. But it wasn’t just rappers that inspired Uzi’s
style. The magazine also noted that Lil Uzi Vert’s
sound was also influenced by rock and emo bands like Flyleaf, Paramore, and My Chemical
Romance. The influences have shown up in his own original
tunes, whether it’s rock and roll, Marilyn Manson, or something more surprising. He told Rolling Stone, “I just take rock songs and mix it with hip-hop
and a little bit of R&B.” And don’t forget about Backstreet Boys. Lil Uzi Vert released the single “That Way,”
which reinterprets the iconic ’90s hit “I Want It That Way.” Producer Supah Mario, who put together the
song’s beat, said in an interview with Splice that the boy band choice completely surprised
him. “How does Uzi find a way to use Backstreet
Boys on a record?” When he finally heard the song with vocals,
though, he had to admit that they might have a hit on their hands. “Once I heard it, which was literally the
day before it came out, it’s the first time I’m actually hearing lyrics on this beat,
I was like ‘Oh, yeah, this might be a hit.'” Early retirement? At the start of 2019, at seemingly the peak
of his career, Lil Uzi Vert dropped everything and announced an abrupt retirement from the
music scene. The rapper posted on his Instagram story, “I wanna take the time out to say I thank
each and every one of my supporters but I’m done with music I deleted everything I wanna
be normal…I wanna wake up in 2013.” Fans were understandably shocked. Two months later, Lil Uzi Vert resurfaced
on Instagram Live with unheard music. But it turns out the tune was just an unreleased
cut from early in his career. According to XXL, the singer reiterated that
he was still retired, saying, “I don’t music no more but y’all can have
this old stuff.” Only a few weeks later, XXL reported that
Lil Uzi Vert was back in the studio and actually signed to one of the biggest record labels
in the business, Jay-Z’s lucrative Roc Nation. It was a fitting arrangement for the moment,
considering that the label executive himself has been known to retire and unretire from
music in the past. With Lil Uzi Vert returning with not one,
but two new albums in early 2020, When GQ asked why the rapper briefly quit music, he
responded, “I dunno, just how I felt. That’s all. I just wanted to be more normal.” Making moves Everyone knows Lil Uzi Vert can rap, but did
you ever think of him as a dancer? Although he never shied away from dancing,
things didn’t really heat up for him on that front until the end of 2018, when Uzi and
Dallas rapper 10k.Caash showed off their moves in an Instagram post by the young Texan. The two were performing “The Woah,” a dance
which went from a regional thing to a widespread craze, with a wide variety of celebs recording
viral videos of themselves hitting the moves. Lil Uzi Vert periodically posted other videos
of him dancing to social media, sometimes just his feet. Though seemingly cryptic at first, this all
led up to Lil Uzi Vert making his very own dance move. In 2020, the rapper released his song “Futsal
Shuffle 2020” with an accompanying music video. With his song in the background, Lil Uzi Vert
shows off his impressive footwork and teaches the rest of the world how to replicate the
sequence. Have you tried learning it? Making an iconic single 2017 was a great year for Lil Uzi Vert on
the Billboard charts. He and Migos topped the Hot 100 list for their
hit “Bad and Boujee.” His album Luv Is Rage 2 topped the Billboard
200, and his iconic song “XO TOUR Llif3” reached number seven on the Hot 100. The song not only performed well on the charts
but also received glowing critical reviews. In the words of The New York Times’ Joe Coscarelli,
“It doesn’t get better.” The song’s unlikely rise to the top started
when Uzi lost two phones full of unreleased material while stage diving. Instead of waiting for the unreleased tracks
to show up on the internet, he just went ahead and released it all himself, XO TOUR Llif3
included. Pitchfork praised the impact of the song on
the music industry, and named it the number ten best song of the 2010s. As far as the song’s construction goes, Pitchfork
noted that the producer behind the track, TM88, recorded the song with not much more
than a Beats Pill and an old computer, helping contribute to the song’s DIY aesthetic. Motivation for the music Despite all the fame and critical success,
Lil Uzi Vert is still a young rap star with a pretty humble goal for his career. In a 2015 profile by XXL, the then-up-and-coming
rapper admitted, “I’m not going to sit here and be like I want
to win a Grammy or whatever; if that comes, that’s awesome. But I just want to be successful and provide
for my whole family and get my family out the hood.” Similarly, in a 2019 interview with GQ, he
said “I like making music, and I like making people
happy, but the music is whatever, bro.” So, why does he continue to pump out songs
and records? According to him, “I really do it just to make my family happy. Like, it’s just something for my family to
talk about.” That same year, he posted on Twitter about
his grandma who had been in the hospital for months. Crediting her with having raised him up from
childhood, he wrote, “I love my grandma more than Clothes.” Praise for peers Lil Uzi Vert has professed his admiration
for Dej Loaf, the Detroit rapper best known for her song “Try Me.” Speaking with XXL, Lil Uzi Vert confessed, “I’m in love with Dej Loaf. I got a whole song dedicated to her basically
and she heard it.” The song in question is fittingly called “Dej
Loaf,” which he released on SoundCloud in 2015, helping introduce the world to his signature
flow. It seems Lil Uzi Vert may not have this same
level of admiration for all female musicians. Though she seemed to laugh the whole thing
off, singer Grimes said the rapper totally neglected her, which she spoke about to Zane
Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show. “He asked me to produce an EP for him once,
and then I sent him the WeTransfer and he never downloaded it. And I was like, ‘Dude, I spent two weeks on
this.'” The fuel that keeps him going For an interview focused around Lil Uzi Vert’s
obsession with fashion, the rapper inadvertently revealed his love of particular comfort foods. As GQ described, during a photoshoot in a
Brooklyn grocery store, Lil Uzi Vert stopped everything when a special something caught
his eye: Entenmann’s Little Bites ‘Party Cakes’ flavor muffins. “It’s kinda hard to find them sometimes. Sometimes they’re in season, sometimes they’re
not.” The article went on to describe a snack spree,
with Uzi filling up a bodyguard’s basket with everything from cheap pound cakes to pizza-flavored
Goldfish. “What’s your favorite Pop Tart flavor?” “Blueberry, but I like cinnamon too.” How much is he worth? In 2018, Forbes estimated Lil Uzi Vert’s net
worth at $19.5 million, citing his more than 3.5 billion streams over the year as evidence
for their assessment. But aside from streams, Uzi also became one
of the highest grossing acts in hip-hop for the year because of touring. With two new albums out at the start of 2020,
Eternal Atake and Lil Uzi Vert vs the World 2, the rapper is likely to end up stacking
even more money from streaming earnings. And how does he spend his cash? Lil Uzi Vert makes it clear in most of his
songs how much money he makes and how he loves to burn through it. Predictably, he buys expensive clothes and
accessories. For example, Lil Uzi Vert talked in a GQ video
about his favorite blanket, a $1000 item from Y/Project. “If it’s nice, I’ll buy anything.” In a feature story for GQ, the rapper said
his dream purchase is a new Bugatti supercar of his own. Although he admitted that the maintenance
costs would make it a crazy purchase and money sink, the singer said, “I just want it, bro! It looks so nice. Like, I’m one of those types of guys. I have to buy everything.” According to the article, Lil Uzi Vert’s dream
came true when he bought a $1.7 million Bugatti Veyron from the legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Nicki Swift videos about your
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  3. He doesnโ€™t rap fast…and… he worships satan… itโ€™s all over YouTube….liluzivert = Lucifer…say his name fast… all his friends are ๐Ÿ’€

  4. He puts more emphasis and effort into the clothes he wears, rather than his music.

    I can tell lol, popping tags ain't fashion. he may be wearing racks, but high cost doesn't equal high fashion. I'd focus on the music bro, there's a difference between a legend and a trend.

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  6. But how are these โ€œuntold truthsโ€? And Futsal Shuffle 2020 actually came out in late 2019

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