Who is rapper Lil Uzi Vert?
Symere Woods was born on 31 July 1994, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, which makes him 23 years old. He is best known as Lil Uzi Vert, the singer who released mixtapes such as “The Perfect Luv Tape” and “Luv is Rage” and additionally released album entitled “Luv is Rage 2”.
Net worth and Ethnicity
So just how rich is Lil Uzi Vert as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this singer has net worth of $7 million, with his wealth being accumulated from his four years long career in the previously mentioned field. Additionally, he earned numerous nominations such as Billboard Music Awards for top new artist, Top Rap Song and Best Hip Hop Video and won the MTV Video Music Award for Song of the Summer. Speaking about Uzi’s ethnicity, he is an African-American – his hair is black and his eyes are dark brown, and he is 165 centimeters tall and weighs 68 kilograms. His zodiac sign is Leo.
Uzi’s mother wanted for him to focus on his studies, but he preferred to concentrate on rap music instead. Uzi’s music taste has been highly influenced by artists such as Marilyn Manson, who he called his greatest inspiration. Additionally, Uzi showed a predilection for Paramore, especially for its lead singer, Hayley Williams. Besides that, he enjoys the music of Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Young Thug and Pharrell Williams. Subsequently Lil Uzi Vert was discovered by Don Cannon, who approached him having heard one of his songs being played by DJ Diamond Kuts. In 2014, Uzi released his first commercial mixtape under the title “The Real Uzi”, which featured songs such as “Tropics”, “Dumber” and “I’m Not Sorry”. Subsequently, he signed a record deal with DJ Drama, and gained attention for the track entitled “WDYW”, on which he worked with ASAP Ferg and Rich the Kid in 2015.
Continuing to work at a rapid pace, he released “Luv is Rage” in the following year, and the mixtape made in collaboration with Atlantic and Generation Now labels and artists such as Wiz Khalifa and Young Thug, featured 16 songs such as “Right Now”, “Moist”, “Top”, “All My Chains” and “Belly”. In 2016, having a lot on his plate, Uzi released two mixtapes – “Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World” featuring nine songs such as “Money Longer”, “Canadian Goose”, “High Roller” and “Team Rocket” and peaking at number 18 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) and number 37 on US Billboard 200. “Money Longer” was released as his debut single in early February 2016, and was eventually certified double platinum by RIAA, having sold more than two million copies. The second mixtape, “Perfect Luv Tape”, featured 10 songs such as “Money Mitch”, “You’re Lost”, “Erase Your Social” and “Seven Million” made in collaboration with Future, and received generally positive reviews from critics and sources such as HotNewHipHop and Pitchfork. Speaking about its chart performance, it peaked at number 20 on the US top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums, and number 55 on the US Billboard 200. Additionally, it was certified gold, having sold more than half a million copies.
Rise to Prominence
In late August 2017, Uzi released his debut studio album entitled “Luv is Rage 2”, consisting of 16 songs such as “Sauce it Up”, “The Way Life Goes”, “444 + 222” and “No Sleep Leak”. The album was reviewed favorably by critics and fans, and debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, having sold more than 135,000, more than 73,000 copies during its second week of release. Ultimately as of early 2018, it was rewarded with platinum certification, having sold more than a million copies, also doing well on charts in countries such as Norway, UK, Canada and Finland.
Private life and Feud with Rich The Kid
Speaking about his love life, Lil Uzi was previously in a relationship with Brittany Byrd, who worked as his stylist, however, their relationship fell through in 2016, which he announced on his Twitter page. He is currently unattached. In early 2018, Lil Uzi had a feud with Rich The Kid, and as of today the two of them are still on bad terms. Conversely, His music genre was described as emo rap and rock.
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— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) March 18, 2018
Uzi Vert is active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram, and is followed by more than four million people on the former and 6.7 million on the latter. He uses his social media to communicate with his fans, but also to promote his upcoming projects.