Lil Uzi Vert Says He’s Going Back to His 2016-2017 Sound
Lil Uzi Vert is obliging a fan's request and plans to switch up his sound by digging back into his old catalog of music.
Early Friday morning (Oct. 23), during an exchange with a fan on Instagram, Lil Uzi Vert agreed to revert back to his 2016-2017 sonics for the upcoming music he plans to release after a fan asked if he would do so.
The brief exchange took place in an Instagram comment section, presumably Uzi's although it can't be seen in the screenshot image he shared on his IG story. A supporter of the 26-year-old rapper wrote, "uzi go back to your 16-17 stuff please."
Another fan of Baby Pluto cosigned the thought, simply writing, "fact." Uzi answered them both and said, "okay gosh I will start tonight."
When sharing the image to social media, Uzi added an additional comment on the topic of old Uzi. "Okay fine 🙄🔥," he wrote.
During this era between 2016 and 2017, Lil Uzi Vert was inducted into the 2016 XXL Freshman class. He released Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World in 2016, deemed one of his most lauded projects to date. The effort features two of the songs that would garner him acclaim: "Money Longer" and "You Was Right." That same year he also dropped The Perfect LUV Tape and his collaborative EP with Gucci Mane, 1017 vs. The World. The Philadelphia rhymer returned a year later with his debut studio album, Luv Is Rage 2. "XO Tour Llif3," "The Way Life Goes" and "Sauce It Up" appear on the LP, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The effort also moved 135,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. The music spanning those two years isn't far off from the sounds he delivers today.
Most recently, fans have been waiting to listen to the rhymer's joint effort with Future. The two rappers teased that they would be delivering a mixtape or some sort of project together soon. On July 31, they dropped "Patek" and "Over Your Head," but there hasn't been any updates on if their collaborative project will actually come to fruition.
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