Lil Uzi Vert
Uzi Vert’s rapping skills were noticed by Don Cannon, who heard one of Uzi’s songs being played on the radio by DJ Diamond Kuts. Uzi later signed a record deal with DJ Drama, Don Cannon and Leighton Morrison’s record label Generation Now and Atlantic Records. Uzi gained attention after being featured on Carnage‘s single “WDYW” with ASAP Ferg and Rich The Kid in 2015.
Uzi then released his third mixtape Luv Is Rage on December 18, 2015, with productions from Don Cannon, FKi, Sonny Digital, TM88, DP Beats, Maaly Raw and more, and guest features from Wiz Khalifa and Young Thug. On April 15, 2016, Uzi released his fourth mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World with production from Don Cannon, Metro Boomin, WondaGurl, M-TRAX, Smatt Sertified and more, with the cover art designed by Fvrris. He was named as one of the ten 2016 XXL Freshmen on June 13, 2016. On July 31, 2016, Uzi released his fifth mixtape The Perfect Luv Tape on his 22nd birthday. Similar to his other albums, this one features many famous rappers such as Future in his song “Seven Million.”
Uzi collaborated with the rap group Migos in October 2016 on the single “Bad and Boujee” which in January 2017 reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Uzi Vert’s first number one single as a featured artist and his highest charting single.
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