“XO Tour Llif3” apparently was a throwaway track.
Uzi tells Billboard Magazine that his most viral hit, “XO Tour Llif3” was released on Soundcloud in a group of songs that were "just throwaways" while he was on tour with Bryson Tiller and The Weeknd.
"All of a sudden we see a giant amount of streams coming in, so we raced to get the record out on the proper digital streaming platforms," Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records chairman and COO adds. "It exploded. I mean, there was no one in here who said, “That song’s going to stream 20-odd million times in the first week. We’re good, but not that good."
Uzi follows up saying, "I was speaking authentic on “XO Tour Llif3.” Anyone can relate: I was in a dark space, so I went with it. That’s how I made the album. I just got that feeling: These are the songs, that’s it."
Check out photos from his Billboard spread below.