Lil Uzi Vert's ten best collabs with residents of his home-away-from-home, Atlanta.
Like many before him (Rae Sremmurd, Waka Flocka, Metro Boomin), Lil Uzi Vert found that relocating to unofficial rap capital, Atlanta, was the best way to advance his career. The Philly native got his big break back in 2014 when another guy originally from his hometown, DJ Drama, was introduced to him by Don Cannon (also a Philadelphian!). Those guys signed Uzi to their Generation Now imprint, started bringing him down south, and last fall, Uzi bought a house in a suburb northeast of ATL. He seems to like it there, and is certainly well-liked there.
Baltimore's A$AP Ant was Uzi's biggest collaborator before he made in-roads in ATL, with the pair linking up several times in 2014 and '15, but since picking up steam, Uzi's made much more powerful friends, most of them from the A. In the past year, he's worked with Rome Fortune, Rich The Kid, Metro Boomin, Southside, Young Thug, FKi, TM88, Sonny Digital, Wheezy, DJ Spinz, Rich Homie Quan, Playboi Carti, 2 Chainz, Zaytoven, Future, Offset, Nard & B, and as of today, 21 Savage and Ralo. That's pretty much everybody who's currently popping off in the city.
Today we're sifting through this huge body of material that's popped up just in the past year or so and picking Uzi's best work with ATL artists. We're leaving out posse cuts that are only tangentially linked to Atlanta (for instance, "WDYW," a song produced by Guatemala's DJ Carnage and featuring Uzi, NYC's A$AP Ferg, and ATL's Rich The Kid) in favor of one-on-one collabs with producers and/or rappers. Here they are, presented in chronological order.