Lil Uzi Vert, Luv is Rage 2
Lil Uzi Vert, the Philadelphia native and self-proclaimed “rock star,” has been prepping the follow-up to his break-out mixtape, Luv is Rage, for some time now. This project has perhaps been the most heavily teased on this list -- is it also the most anticipated, though? (Sound off in the comments).
After being featured on the major single by Migos, “Bad and Boujee,” and dominating Soundcloud and beyond with his monstrous single “XO Tour Llif3,” Uzi has been killing it in the streaming world.
On Episode 111 of The Joe Budden Podcast, Joe Budden revealed details of a conversation he had with Michael Kyser, an executive at Atlantic Records. According to the executive, there are no plans to drop an Uzi album at the moment, mostly because he has been dominating the streaming charts so much, doing 50 million streams a week.
On April 2017, Don Cannon gave the fans some much needed clarification regarding the album. During a live stream he stated, “If you didn’t hear, LUV Is Rage is not dropping no time soon. It’s not going to be a long time from now, but not within this month. We still working on the album. It’s a process. You got to make the album, mix the album, master the album. Put it out.” You can check it out below.
Following this reveal, on an episode of Gangsta Grillz Radio on Shade 45 which premiered on July 21st, 2017, 5 new Lil Uzi songs were played, feeding the fan’s appetite for new music. Uzi later clarified that none of these songs would be included on his album however, stating “”we coming way harder den dat.”
Finally, on July 27th, 6 days after this multi-song premiere, frequent Uzi collaborator Maaly Raw stated that the album (LUV Is Rage 2) was basically done, and they their camp was trying to get a few more songs to really perfect it. Giving credit to Lil Uzi Vert’s fast-paced recording process, he stated that everything Uzi has been doing previously has been elevated on the upcoming project, referring to the album as a “classic.”
In the meantime, you can catch Lil Uzi jumping off of stages, and being chased by crowds of fans at his shows.