Lil Uzi Vert Biography

Lil Uzi Vert is an American rapper and songwriter who is best known for his chart-bursting single ‘Bad and Boujee’. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

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Birthday: July 31, 1994

Nationality: American

Famous: Rappers American Men

Age: 25 Years, 25 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Leo

Also Known As: Symere Woods

Born in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Famous as: Rapper, Songwriter

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Males

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U.S. State: Pennsylvania

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Lil Uzi Vert is an American rapper and songwriter who is best known for his chart-bursting single ‘Bad and Boujee’ that peaked at the number 1 position on the US Billboard Hot 100. Born as Symere Woods, Uzi’s venture into rapping began when he was in high school. Inspired by one of his friends, he took up rapping and ever since then, has solidified his spot as a natural entertainer. Such has been his fan following that he was tagged by media houses as one of the names to watch out for in the upcoming years, in 2016. His signature rapid delivery has been long praised and admired. Also the fact that he draws inspiration from not just a single source makes his music different. Uzi’s non conformity to Philadelphia’s long-held reputation for shotgun-mouthed, battle-ready MCs is a major plus point for him. Unlike other rappers, Uzi’s style is a mix of nasal vocal tone and melody. His rapping does not seem forced or the fact that he is trying to make a name for himself in a cypher by stuffing inordinate amount of syllables into a bar. Though Uzi’s musical journey began early, he gained fame when he came up with his third mixtape ‘Luv Is Rage’. He followed its success with his later mixtapes ‘Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World’ and ‘The Perfect Luv Tape’ both of which were released in 2016. Currently, he is one of the singing talents to watch out for in the music industry.

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  • Listening to Marilyn Manson and Kanye 808, Lil Uzi Vert always had a connection with rapping. He found this form of music close to his heart and was jealous of all the attention his friend, Marilyn Manson, was getting and that is why he began rapping.
  • His career kickstarted when he made his debut on some DJ Diamond Kuts tracks. His ‘Dej Loaf’, a dedication to Detriot vocalist caught the attention of Don Cannon who along with DJ Drama and Leighton Morrison roped in a record deal for Uzi under Generations Now and Atlantic Records.
  • Uzi gained attention after being featured on Carnage's single ‘WDYW’ with ASAP Ferg and Rich The Kid’, in 2015. By December, he came up with his first commercial and third overall mixtape ‘Luv Is Rage’.
  • He soon followed it with ‘Lil Uzi vs The World’ mixtape in early 2016. This particular mixtape featured beats from Metro Boomin and Maaly Raw. Furthermore, two of its tracks ‘You Was Right’ and ‘Money Longer’ reached the Billboard Hot 100, with the latter becoming a gold-certified number! The album even made it to the Billboard 200 Top 50.
  • Following the success of his fourth mixtape, he came up with his fifth mixtape ‘The Perfect Luv Tape’. The mixtape peaked at number 55 on the charts.
  • Towards the end of 2016, he collaborated with Migos to come up with the viral hit ‘Bad & Boujee’. The single reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in January 2017, thereby becoming Uzi’s first number one single as a featured artist. It also became his highest charting single.
  • His upcoming projects include a sequel to his first popular mixtape ‘Luv is Rage 2’.
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Personal Life
  • Lil Uzi Vert was born as Symere Woods on July 31, 1994 in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He grew up around the Francisville neighbourhood of the region.
  • While Lil Uzi Vert was in his teens, he became a big fan of Marilyn Manson and was inspired by him. Later, he was influenced by ASAP Rocky, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and the Ying Yang Twins.
  • Interestingly, though it seems that Uzi was born with rapping skills, it would be amusing to know that he did not start rapping until in his high school. In fact, it was his friend William Aston who coaxed him to start rapping. Uzi approached Aston when he first heard the latter’s freestyle. He was so inspired by the latter’s style and the popularity that he took up rapping himself. And this is how Uzi’s journey into rapping began.
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