He Continues His Campaign Amidst Label Drama Speculation
Lil Uzi Vert is making a comeback.
The goth, emo, rainbow-dreaded darling of the trap generation previously said that he was retiring from music back in January for unknown reasons.
Now it seems Uzi has changed his mind with the epic “Free Uzi.” The nearly three minute song is filled with clever bars from Uzi, and he even alludes to some real life troubles (apparently he owes $3 million in taxes!). You can watch his music video for the song, which pulls from G Herbo‘s “Gangway” beat, below.
The “Free Uzi” title is probably in reference to his alleged beef with label heads DJ Drama and Don Cannon. The two signed Uzi to their Generation Now imprint on Atlantic Records before Uzi started blowing up. Generation Now is allegedly preventing Uzi from releasing his next album Eternal Atake. Although, DJ Drama assured fans in an Instagram comment that “Uzi should put EA out tomorrow or any day he wants. He has me & Cannon’s total support and blessings to drop it.”
Meanwhile, Uzi seems to have aligned himself with Roc Nation management in the midst of the confusion. With his “Free Uzi” campaign, this could be the beginning of a big transition.
The song isn’t listed on most streaming sites, and Atlantic released a statement to Pitchfork saying, “The record that was released today is a leak. Not official.” As of Friday morning, the track can only be found on YouTube and SoundCloud, and Uzi has posted clips on his Instagram page.
Could this be an act of resistance?
Guess the Uziverse will have to wait and find out.