Lil Uzi Vert

Biography

A rapper who grew up on the beats of Marilyn Manson and Kanye's 808 & Heartbreak, Lil Uzi Vert came out of North Philadelphia with a relaxed style that connected the dots between Young Thug, Chief Keef, and the A$AP Mob. Debuting by featuring on some DJ Diamond Kuts tracks, Uzi kicked his career into high gear in 2015 when he dropped "Dej Loaf," a dedication to the Detroit vocalist. Don Cannon hosted his mixtape The Real Uzi that same year, then DJ Drama helped broker a deal with Atlantic Records, which released his Luv Is Rage mixtape late in 2015. Don Cannon was back for the early-2016 mixtape Lil Uzi vs. the World, which also featured beats from Metro Boomin and Maaly Raw. Two of its tracks — "You Was Right" and "Money Longer" — crossed over and reached the Billboard Hot 100. Led by the Future collaboration "Seven Million," The Perfect Luv Tape was out by the end of that July.

Birth Date: July 31, 1994

Origin: Philadelphia, PA

Genre: Hip-Hop 

Years Active: '10s