6 Times Lil Uzi Vert Blew Our Minds With His Lyricism

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Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert has been killing the rap game ever since the release of his first hit song "Money Longer" in 2016. Since then, he has amassed a huge following and captured the hearts of music lovers everywhere. Rightfully so, considering his range as an artist is unmatched. 

His emo trap melodies have earned him multiple plaques and Billboard Top 100 entries. Sometimes his tracks are singsongy and emotional, like his biggest hit "XO Tour Llif3." Other times he spits fire and rides the beat in a more traditional rap style, like in "Baby Pluto," the title track off his highly anticipated 2020 album Eternal Atake.

That being said, his mastery of wordplay and lyricism does not go unnoticed. If you've recently decided to explore his expansive discography, these 6 songs and their featured verses are a good place to start!

1. The Way Life Goes

"No I'm not a rat but I'm all about my cheddar"

He's not lying here. According to Wealthy Gorilla, Lil Uzi Vert's net worth is approximately 16 million dollars. Quite a bit of cheddar if you ask me. The rapper accumulated this money from years of album sales, merch sales, and touring pre-COVID.

"The Way Life Goes" is an uplifting single that reminds listeners that "it hurts sometimes, but you'll get over it." It's a great motivational track to put on when life is getting you down. Fans were delighted to come across this track on his 2017 album "Luv Is Rage 2," as it has a different vibe than the music he usually puts out. 

2. Myron

"Pull up extra icy I'm not playing hockey"

If there's one thing Uzi has, it's fashion sense and a whole lot of jewelry, or "ice." Most fans know this song from the original snippet Uzi posted on his Instagram back in 2018. The now-deleted video showed a Beychella hoodie-clad Uzi dancing to the then-unreleased song. His lightning-fast bars over the futuristic beat make for a catchy, upbeat track that hits every time.

Fans were ecstatic to see this track on the deluxe version of Eternal Atake, dubbed LUV vs. The World 2. After releasing the snippet, fans did not hear a peep more about the song until its unexpected release on the album almost 2 full years later in 2020. Uzi anticipated his fans' excitement; he raps, "I don't think they like me / But when I drop this song I know they'll get excited."

3. No Auto

Did a drive-by in a Range Jeep
Pull up on an opp's block in the same week

This is the collab we never knew we needed. Lil Uzi Vert and Chicago rapper Lil Durk join forces on this more traditional rap track. They take turns taunting their enemies and going off about their activities in the streets. This is another track from LUV vs. The World 2, which speaks to the variety of different music he puts out on his projects.

Fans love Uzi because he can go from sweet to playful to serious all within one song, and his albums often contain tracks with new flows from him. While we've seen plenty of traditional rap from him in earlier projects, this track was a breath of fresh air for fans who prefer his more serious songs.

4. That's It

I walk around, can't get sidetracked
Walking around with them thigh pads
Movin' so sneaky, my 'Sace, Venini, my body graffiti (Whew)

Lil Uzi Vert is characterized by the speed takes on when rapping. His stage name originates from a guy he knew in high school telling him he rapped fast, like an Uzi submachine gun. That being said, we see him speed up his flow mid-song in a majority of his hits, and this one is no different.

Uzi and fellow rapper Future surprised fans by releasing this easy-going collab in late 2020. They later went on to drop a collaborative album Pluto x Baby Pluto with "That's It" being the star single. Uzi steals the show with two verses in the song — the first verse features more casual rapping while the second verse takes on his more singsongy style. 

5. I'm Sorry

You don't hear me, better listen
Stand on my money, I'm tall as Pippen (Yeah)
I'm sorry I'm tryna pitch in (What?)
I'm so sorry that I'm tryna fix him (What?)

When listening to his full discography, you'll notice Uzi makes quite a few comments about his height. In reality, Lil Vert Uzi is 5' 4" tall. However, he loves to brag about how much taller he is when he stands on his money.

I'm Sorry is a track from the original Eternal Atake album, and falls into the category of his more singsongy numbers. Throughout the song, he demonstrates his mastery over assonance (the repetition of a vowel sound, as seen above) and tops it off by including his famous money line. The vocals are accompanied by a spacey, extraterrestrial-type beat, which is a nod to the aesthetic of the album. 

6. Mood

Okay, okay, I don't need it
I don't need it, I don't want it
I won't keep it, matter fact I might delete it
Then repeat it, yeah (Woo, woo)

While the words themselves are basic, the organization and flow of this song give them newfound energy when singing along. Yet another example of his talent and range, "Mood" is a single that doesn't get all the recognition it deserves. 

As usual, Uzi mixes assonance and wordplay with a catchy beat to give us a song we can bop to all day. The simplicity of the words in this track makes it easy to remember, and many devoted fans will cite this as one of the songs they can belt out word for word. "Mood" debuted in early 2018, and gave hope to fans that more music was coming. Sadly, 2018 and 2019 turned out to be quieter years for Uzi and he battled with his record label. 

Lil Uzi Vert has an extensive discography filled with a little something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a melodic mix of singing and rapping or hardcore bars, there is going to be something for you on every album. Even if you don't find yourself bopping along, you at least have to appreciate his talent. He exhibits wordplay and superior lyricism in every track, solidifying his spot in hip-hop history.

Writer, blogger, and content creator from Sunny San Diego. When she isn’t writing, you can find her exploring, eating, and watching Netflix.

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