Who is Lil Uzi Vert?
Born as Symere Woods on 31 July 1994, and known as Lil Uzi Vert, he is an American hip hop artist, who became well-known through the release of his mixed tapes “Luv is Rage”, “Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World” and “The Perfect Luv Tape”, and particularly through his songs “Money Longer” and “Bad and Boujee.”
Lil Uzi Vert’s Background
Lil Uzi was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is currently 23 years of age. His height is 1.65 meters and is of African-American ethnicity.
Lil Uzi Vert FameLil Uzi started his passion for song writing when he was in high school; he cites Marilyn Manson as one of his greatest inspirations as an artist.
Later on, Lil Uzi was discovered when Don Cannon heard one of his songs on the radio played by DJ Diamond Kuts, and he later signed a contract with Don Cannon, DJ Drama and Leighton Morrison’s record label known as Generation Now, as well as with Atlantic Records.
In 2015, Lil Uzi started gaining attention when he was featured in Carnage’s song “WDYW.” Later that year, he released his third mixtape but his first commercial one entitled “Luv is Rage.” He followed with another mixtape in April 2016 entitled “Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World”, and a couple of months later, he released another mixtape in time for his 22nd birthday, called “The Perfect Luv Tape.” His early years in music helped establish his career as a hip hop artist, and also increased his net worth.
In October of 2016 Lil Uzi gained mainstream fame when he worked with the rap group Migos to release the song “Bad and Boujee.” The song became a major hit, reaching number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in January 2017, and is still his highest charting single to date.
Lil Uzi released another mixtape in March of 2017 entitled “Luv Is Rage 1.5” and his song “XO TOUR Llif3” became another hit song. He is still active in the music industry with “Luv Is Rage 2” as his first studio album, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart when it was released. His success as a hip hop artist has tremendously helped in increasing his wealth.
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Lil Uzi Vert’s Net Worth
As of early 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Lil Uzi’s net worth is reported to be over $7 million, acquired from his years working as a hip hop artist, which so far spans just five years.
Lil Uzi Vert’s Influences in Music and Style
Aside from citing Marilyn Manson as one of his greatest influences, Lil Uzi is also a huge fan of the band Paramore, as well as other artists including ASAP Rocky, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Wiz Khalifa among others.
Lil Uzi’s style also became easily recognized with his rapid delivery signature of rapping, and his mix of nasal vocal tone and melody; his work has been labelled as emo rap.
Lil Uzi’s relationship
Lil Uzi is currently single but he is known to have dated Brittany Byrd. The two were together from 2014, with Byrd as one of his inspiration to his work. Unfortunately the two broke up in 2016.