It’s no secret that the “Lils” are damn near everywhere in hip-hop. It’s hardly a new development. We’ve had Lil Wayne, Lil Bow Wow, Lil Cease, Lil Jon, Lil Dicky, Lil Baby, Lil Skies, Lil Tecca, Lil Nas X, Lil Yachty, Lil Peep, Lil Durk, Lil Xan, Lil Kim, Lil Boosie, Lil Twist, Lil Debbie, and there are still more left unsaid. Suffice it to say, it’s a popular moniker and will likely remain so until the end days. And yet despite the common thread, there is seldom animosity between the Lils. In fact, it’s mostly all love.
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Case in point, Lil Uzi Vert took to Twitter today to salute a fellow Lil, fielding a question from XXL: “Who is your favorite rapper with “Lil” in his/her name??” Despite the stacked competition, Uzi came through and named Lil Tecca as his champion. Clearly, Uzi has been keeping “Ransom” and “Bossanova” on repeat, but then again, who hasn’t?
Lil Tecca’s streaming numbers have already cemented him as one the year’s most popular new rappers. Is it really surprising to see Tecca being held in such high esteem? Perhaps we’ll see him pop up on Eternal Atake, when the time eventually comes.
Despite the implosion that seems to be surrounding Lil Uzi Vert‘s tumultuous and highly uncertain musical career, the bromance between Lil Uzi Vert and DJ Drama remains…complicated to say the least. We’ve seen many callouts regarding the mysterious fateEternal Atake, an album that has taken on Detox levels mystique, to the point where even today its state remains a giant question mark. Essentially, all we know is that Uzi has been hard at work perfecting his next single “Futsal Shuffle,” having studied the TikTok algorithm with a studious, borderline academic eye. There’s even a dance, which comes f like Riverdance-lite, an essential component the going-viral starter pack.
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Today, DJ Drama came through with a peace fering sorts, pro that no matter what happens, he remains in Lil Uzi Vert’s corner. So much so, he queued up a playlist YouTube’s best “Futsal Shuffle” tutorials and went to town. And what’s best, he’s got a smile supplanted on his face, one pure jubilation at that! Behold the footwork, and let it be a reminder one cold, hard truth: you’re about to see a lot flailing limbs.
Is this an olive branch, a publicity stunt, or an amalgamation the two? The jury is still out on that one. Are you looking forward to the “Futsal Shuffle?”
A few days ago, we received an update on Lil Uzi Vert’s long awaited Eternal Atake album after he revealed that the only reason he actually finished the mysterious project was to please his friend Tyler, The Creator. Uzi said Tyler influenced him to make some changes to the album and to get it done. “He is the reason I had 2 finish the album,” Uzi typed. “He said my beats didn’t hit hard enough @tylerthecreator.”
Uzi has since deleted that tweet answering a fan, but it turns out he wasn’t lying. On Saturday, Uzi confirmed what he said earlier this week when he doubled down on Tyler’s EA opinion. Uzi said yes its true, Tyler called his beats not hard enough, before going on to thank him for his honesty.
“Yes it’s true @tylerthecreator Told me my beats wasn’t hard enough I love that nigga honesty 🔥🔥 thanks big bro ++,” he tweeted out.
Unfortunately there’s still no word when Eternal Atake will be dropping, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted. In the meantime, check out a recent snippet he previewed last night called “Futsal Shuffle,” which you can see for yourself (below).
Lil Uzi Vert is still teasing Eternal Atake with no signs the actual album in sight.
Saturday, Uzi took to Twitter to share a new track titled “FUTSAL,” attached a new dance, the “FUTSALSHUFFLE”
Uzi asserts that the new dance will “take over 2020.” He would soon follow up the thread with a full video the shuffle in question, flexing a wide range footwork.
It’s certainly a more positive note from earlier frustrations that Uzi voiced this week, once again comingforhislavelheadsDJDramaandDon Canon. He would accuse Drama being “broke,” saying that he and Cannon need him to drop the forthcoming project so that they can “pay bills.”
“I still got love for Don Cannon with his Fake Ass,” Uzi would add in another tweet. “ahhhhh You snake ass nigga I wanna be just like you when I grow up.”
It’s a contrast to Uzi’s previous accusations Drama and Cannon allegedly blocking the release Atake. Drama would deny such allegations, hopping in DJ Akademiks’s comment section to issue a response.
“Uzi should put EA out tomorrow or any day he wants,” he wrote back in March. “He has me & Cannon’s total support and blessings to drop it.”
The Philly rapper spent his Thanksgiving putting his label boss DJ Drama on blast. Taking to Twitter, Uzi addressed his long-awaited sophomore album Eternal Atake, which has yet to see a release.
“I wanna let My Family know … and I say Family because all the fans left along time ago,” he told his 5.4 million followers. “Only Family Stays so if you stayed I’m Thankful For U … We Gonna Party so Hard In No Time #EA I LOVE YOU I SWEAR TIMES JUST BEEN CRAZY IM OKAY NOW.”
I wanna let My Family know … and I say Family because all the fans left along time ago. Only Family Stays so if you stayed I’m Thankful For U … We Gonna Party so Hard In No Time #EA I LOVE YOU I SWEAR TIMES JUST BEEN CRAZY IM OKAY NOW 🙂
He then took aim at DJ Drama, who along with Don Cannon, signed him to their Generation Now imprint. “Fuck Dj drama he broke,” Uzi said in a since-deleted tweet. “Ni**as need me 2 drop 2 pay bills. My best friend Mean Got More Money Den Drama I Swear on Everything. He not even in the Industry. I still got love for Don Cannon with his Fake Ass 😊 ahhhhh You snake ass ni**a I wanna be just like you when I grow up.”
Uzi has been outspoken about his unhappiness with Drama and expressed regrets over signing to Generation Now. “We all make mistakes 2 get better,” he tweeted in Dec. 2018. “I should have never signed but I finna turn all this shit upside down ..you know the way it suppose to be.”
Despite their bad blood, DJ Drama and Don Cannon have previously claimed that Uzi has their blessing to release Eternal Atake. “Uzi should put out EA out tomorrow or any day he wants,” said Drama. “He has me & Cannon’s total support and blessings to drop it!”
Earlier this year, Uzi announced that he was quitting music. A couple months later, he released his “Free Uzi” anthem and signed a management deal with Roc Nation.
No stranger to heartbreak, Lil Uzi Vert is still looking for the right woman to spend the remainder his days with. He believes that Rihanna is the girl for him and, even though she’s currently comfortable with her billionaire boyfriend, Uzi wants her to know that he’s still waiting on her to make the first move.
“I think when I become THE ONE she will be my friend till that day I don’t wanna hear about her she 2 perfect,” wrote Uzi on social media. The post so longer appears on his page but it’s clear that Uzi still wants to try things out with RiRi. Do you think he’ll get a shot?
Uzi also dished on his relationship with Maaly Raw, the man behind some his early hits. The rapper revealed that the two are no longer cool either because apparently, Maaly tried to run f with a really big bag. “MAALY RAW A SNAKE 2 …. he tried to run f wit 20,000 back in the G wonder what that turned into,” he wrote.
It’s unclear what prompted Uzi’s Twitter rant but he did mention that he didn’t eat. Although we can’t help but think that he’s speaking his truth, there’s gotta be a bit hanger mixed in there.
We all knew Lil Uzi Vert could dance, but we didn’t know he could breakdance. Videos Uzi dancing have been appearing online since the beginning his career. Let me dive into this history real quick.
If you’re a true supporter, you may have first learned the Philly rapper’s moves from a Vine that dates back to 2013. In a chaotic clip, he pumps it and then drops into a split from which he miraculously transitions into a spin.More people may have caught on to Uzi’s not-so-hidden talent when he started busting out his iconic shoulder roll. This sassy move became his signature that stuns crowds with to this day. The next chapter in ‘The Dances Lil Uzi’ consists the self-recorded videos he began posting to social media to preview unreleased tracks. Fans watched Uzi nail choreography to a snippet “New Patek” for months before finally being blessed with the song’s ficial release. Fast forward a bit and Uzi’s hitting “the shoot” dance all over the place, including in a video alongside BlocBoy JB.
While this summary is by no means extensive, it touches upon some crucial moments in Uzi’s dance dance evolution. The latest video that can be added to the list features Uzi breakdancing in what appears to be a public park. The brief clip that he posted on Instagram was extracted from an IG Live session in which he gave his followers a glimpse his dance practice. Uzi can be seen pulling f the flare move. He only does it once, but that’s impressive enough.
The Brooklyn rapper drops “B.O.M.B.S.” on his new single off the highly-anticipated Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever. “Back on my bullshit / Back to back on my bullshit / Matter fact, that was bullshit / I’m going back to back to back on my bullshit,” raps Loso.
He also hints at an imminent release for Summertime Shootout 3. “Do it two times, they gon’ still doubt / Now I gotta three-peat,” he raps. “I feel like Michael in ’95 / Back on my bullshit this summer, y’all.”
The first Summertime Shoutout was released in 2015, followed by the 2016 sequel, which featured Chris Brown, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Tory Lanez, and more.
Doja Cat enjoyed her time with Nardwuar as she laughed throughout her interview. He named f two her favorite bands—Dresden Dolls and Does It Offend You, Yeah?—before listing f her elementary school friends and Facebook buddies. He also mentioned that her father was a producer, to which she corrected him and said her father was a dancer while her brother was a producer.
In true Nardwuar fashion, he pulled out receipts when he gave her a cassette tape by an artist named Mercy. Doja saw on the back that the production credit listed her father, something she said she never knew about. Watch the funny exchange below.
Nardwuar and Lil Uzi Vert have come together for a handful memorable interviews over the recent years, climaxing with the now-infamous Nardwuar vs. Lil Uzi Vert (2018), where Uzi runs away from Nardwuar before the interview can finish. Last night, Nardwuar was able to catch up with the Eternal Atake rapper once again, before Uzi performed at the Day N Vegas festival. As usual, the interaction made for some memorial video.
At only two minutes long, Uzi and Nardwuar clearly did not plan a formal interview together. Nardwuar essentially accosts Uzi with gifts as he arrives at the festival. The impromptu interview is conducted through a chain-link fence where Nardwauar jimmies through a Yin Yang Twins record as well as a handful records with keyholes on the cover.
Fan reaction to the video has been positive with most comments either joking or complaining about the short length. “Lil uzi vs Nardwuar is like Tom and jerry,” says one commenter. “Nardwaur: ‘I have here for you, a vinyl record Eternal Atake!’ Uzi: runs,” says another.
Uzi’s performance at Day N Vegas included the debut new music. Check out fan footage the new songs here. J. Cole also performed and teased his upcoming album, The Fall Off.
If you’re familiar with Uzi and his social media, then you know he always comes through with some elaborate fit pic posts. For Halloween, Uzi did just that, this time showing f his Frankenstein monster outfit. The get-up included a mask, as well as a Frankenstein sweater and some Halloween-themed Nike SBs.
Uzi seemed to be pretty content with himself and even picked up a haul stuffed toys thanks to his night out on the town. We don’t know exactly how he won all these but it’s pretty impressive nonetheless. Uzi is one those artists that you can imagine being a big fan Halloween and he didn’t disappoint.
Anyone can throw a Halloween party, but few show the commitment to curating a proper playlist for the occasion. People tend to get exceptionally belligerent on Halloween, likely to slip away from the awareness that they’re dressed in ridiculous costumes. This being the case, we must take the necessary precautions to prevent a bunch drunken ghouls from fighting over the AUX. I’m sure they all have great taste in music, but we’re trying to stay on theme here. Spooky bangers only. I’m talking screeching strings, ominous synths, sinister lyrics. If we want to even take it a step further, we can try to arrange the playlist’s sequencing to match the narrative arc the party.
Imagine you’re entering the house. Ideally, we want a song with a slow, foreboding opening – one for you to give a wide-eyed scan the setting and prepare for all that’s about to transpire. You know those scenes in movies where an outsider is invited to a ‘cool kids’ party a close-up shows them looking totally dumbfounded by what they just stepped into? We’re soundtracking that.
For this effect, we’re selecting Chief Keef and Mac Miller’s “I Just Wanna.” The song builds in three increments, fostering the perfect amount suspense. It starts with Mac mumbling over a swirl tiptoeing keys. Then comes the thump drums, followed by Keef crashing in like a zombie, slurring about how he just wanna “get cheese and smoke green with his] guys.” The deranged beat and dopey subject matter make this our anthem to set f the night. Now that everyone’s warmed up, we conjure the spirit an abandoned theme park by transitioning to the full-blown chaos Lil Uzi Vert’s “Skir Skirr.” From there, we takef into a procession f-kilter tracks. Once the crib begins to clear out and things turn sluggish, those who are left can sink into the woozy lull Valee’s “You & Me Both” and James Blake’s “Mile High.” Clams Casino’s latest fering, “Rune”, will serve as the closer. It’s the kind instrumental that evokes fog drifting across a graveyard, as a werewolf in the distance howls at the moon.
During her stripped-down set, she also debuted a brand new song. “Everybody wanna know who Megan dating / That depends on whatever the date is / I got me a European papi out of Italy,” raps the Hot Girl.
Meg continues her prolific output. She recently dropped “Ride or Die” from the Queen & Slim soundtrack and can be heard on Yo Gotti’s “Pose” with Lil Uzi Vert. On Friday, she will perform at the inaugural Day N Vegas festival.
Spotify – Following a long hiatus, the #DXHitList is back with new music to kick off your week. This edition is fully rebooted with new bops from Yo Gotti and Youngboy Never Broke Again as well as new tracks from Casanova and Kash Doll.
A remixed version of Yo Gotti and Lil Uzi Vert’s “Pose” with a fresh verse from Megan Thee Stallion tops off this week’s #DXHitList. It’s been two years since Gotti has released an album, but he’s currently gearing up for the release of his 10th studio LP.
Next up, Casanova’s “Woah” featuring Jeremih off his debut album Behind These Scars. The R&B-tinged ZALE and Beat Butcha-produced track fits perfectly between Jeremih’s crooning and Cas’ hard-hitting Brooklyn style of spitting.
Also making the cut this week is “No Lames” by Kash Doll and Summer Walker off the former’s debut album Stacked. The two joined forces to deliver a fire track to make it clear that under no circumstance will lames be tolerated.
The #DXHitList also features new music from R&B singer Allyn, Frank Ocean and Ghetto Sage‘s debut single “Häagen Dazs.”