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Rappers Prove Follow-Up Hip-Hop Songs Are Legit After a Hit

[ad_1] Having a hit song isn't easy. If the stars align and a breakout smash happens for a rapper, the pressure is on to create another after the first wave of success. As an artist, especially in a fast-moving genre like hip-hop, coming up with another Billboard Hot 100 hit that proves they aren't a flash-in-the-pan becomes the mission. Every rapper that entered the game with a big song doesn't always end up following up with some fire though, but those that are highlighted here managed to drop a follow-up track that showed they were here to stay.Modern hip-hop has quite a few stories in which a rapper had a song that took off...

Southside Says He Saved Lil Uzi From Getting Robbed by Offset

[ad_1] After implanting a 10-carat pink diamond onto his forehead, Lil Uzi Vert inadvertently put a target on his head. Now record producer Southside claims he prevented the 26-year-old rapper from being robbed by a Migos rhymer.On Thursday (April 1), following a tension-filled Instagram Live between Yung Miami and Lil Uzi, in which the two rappers addressed the strained relationship they've acquired since JT and Uzi began dating publicly, Southside, who shares a child with the City Girls rapper, stepped in to defend Yung Miami's honor. Amid Southside's heated statements, he revealed he prevented Offset and others from robbing Uzi."I'm the same nigga that saved you from getting robbed from Offset and them, nigga don't...

Every Song on Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake Album Ranked

[ad_1] One year ago, Lil Uzi Vert finally came through. After teasing the project for over two years, on March 6, 2020, the Philadelphia rapper unloaded his Eternal Atake album, a metallic, techno-colored collection of tight raps and inventive hooks that marked his second major label album.While Uzi had previously been known to inject most of his songs with melody, the sing-song Uzi is largely absent on this one; he's flexing his rapping skills, and does it very well. On "You Better Move," he rattles off quotable bars as he flips a nursery rhyme into an instructive quasi-dance song."I'm like Mother Goose, if I say shoot, they gonna shoot/No, I'm not sweet, I just...

Lil Uzi Vert Is Going to Be on Blink-182’s New Album

[ad_1] Lil Uzi Vert is going to be featured on Blink-182's new album, according to their drummer Travis Barker.In a recent interview on Spotify's Rock This with Allison Hagendorf podcast, which premiered last Friday (Feb. 19), Barker revealed that the band has a new song with Uzi that they worked on with Pharrell. "There’s a song with Uzi that’s really, really cool that we did with Pharrell," he revealed."I mean, it’s not like Blink’s making a rap song or anything," Barker clarified. "It’s like bringing Uzi over to our world. So it’s more of a punk kind of like reggae-feeling song. I don’t think Blink will ever be anything but a pop-punk band. That’s...

Lil Uzi Vert Plays Supposed New Song With Travis Scott, Runs Away

[ad_1] A Lil Uzi Vert super fan received the treat of his life recently: Uzi playing him a presumably unreleased track featuring Travis Scott.On Tuesday (Feb. 16), a fan named Sean Sharkey, whose Instagram handle is @seansharkey, shared a video clip of himself informing Uzi that he knows all of the Philadelphia rapper's tracks. Lil Uzi even digs deep to test Sharkey's knowledge of his music and names an old joint, "Paradise," which appears on his 2015 mixtape, Luv Is Rage.After the fan impressively recites a snippet of the track, the Uzi supporter asked the former 2016 XXL Freshman if he can hear Lil Uzi's song with Travis Scott. The fan also asked if Uzi...

When Tweeting Your Favorite Rapper Goes Right

[ad_1] Social media has changed how we communicate with each other. The internet has closed the gaps between your average person and celebrities, with your favorite rapper being a few keystrokes away if they care to engage. While the ability to talk to the artists you support whenever you want can either be great or awful, it's still something that further humanizes these rappers, especially when fans tend to forget rappers are people too.When hip-hop's loyal supporters aren't being rude or trying to troll artists, there are light-hearted conversations that take place, and can be the kind of moments that show why an artist is so well-liked. Below, XXL highlights some nice convos between...

Lil Uzi Vert Reveals His Top Five Most Influential Rappers

[ad_1] Many hip-hop artists have shared who they think are the greatest rappers of all time, but Lil Uzi Vert has revealed the five rhymers who influenced his rap career.The former 2016 XXL Freshman appeared on The Fat Joe Show on Instagram Live last night (Feb. 11), and named the hip-hop artists who have attributed to him becoming the rapper that he is today.The "XO Tour Llif3" rhymer explained that his No. 1 most influential rapper is Mike Jones. "The first rapper that I ever learned lyric for lyric was Mike Jones," he told Joe. "That's the first rapper I learned everything lyric for lyric and I wanted to be like him...

Lil Uzi Vert Claims Jay-Z Compared Uzi to Prince

[ad_1] Lil Uzi Vert claims Jay-Z has compared Uzi to an iconic music legend.Last night (Feb. 9), Uzi went on Twitter and told his followers that Hov and Juan "OG" Perez, who is Jay's longtime friend, business partner and the president of Roc Nation Sports, likened the Philadelphia rapper to Prince."OG and Hov said I’m Like Prince ..so I’m Lil Prince now," Uzi tweeted, including an umbrella and a bat emoji.Uzi didn't offer any additional context, but in a follow-up tweet, he thanked Jay, OG Juan and who can be presumed to be Juan's wife, Desiree Perez, the CEO of Roc Nation. Lil Uzi is signed to Roc Nation underneath the management umbrella and...

Lil Uzi Vert Responds to Accusations of Cultural Appropriation

[ad_1] Just days after Lil Uzi Vert debuted the massive pink diamond implanted in the center of his forehead, the rapper has been accused of cultural appropriation.Early Sunday morning (Feb. 7), Uzi posted screenshots from his Instagram Story to Twitter, which contained images of one woman and two men, presumably of Hindu culture. The individuals have a symbolic marking on the center of their foreheads, which is called Bindu. In Hindu culture, Bindu is associated with Ajna Chakra—or the third eye chakra—and signifies the subconscious mind.Lil Uzi captioned the image, "I’m just a Average dude Man," including the man shrugging his shoulders emoji, along with the gem and flame emojis.A Twitter user named...

Lil Uzi Vert Insists His Diamond Face Implant Is Centered

[ad_1] Lil Uzi Vert was the talk of social media today after revealing the new pink diamond that was recently implanted in his forehead. Amid the chatter, people are criticizing the rapper because they think the stone isn't centered on the rapper's face, but Uzi begs to differ.During an Instagram Live session this afternoon (Feb. 3), the former 2016 XXL Freshman explained that there's a long bar that was placed behind the stone because of swelling caused by the piercing. It can be assumed that the bar shifts the stone to the side, making the stone appear as if it isn't in the middle of Uzi's forehead when it actually is centered."So, it's actually in the middle,"...