LIL UZI VERT DROPS THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, LONG OVERDUE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR XO TOUR LLIF3!
AT 3.8 MILLION VIEWS IN 1 DAY!
AND ROCKS THE CHARTS WITH NEW ALBUM LUV IS RAGE 2 DEBUTING AT #1 ON THE US BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM CHART
XO TOUR Llif3 WINS “SONG OF THE SUMMER” AT 2017 VMA AWARDS
Lil Uzi Vert’s hugely acclaimed new album Luv Is Rage 2 has made an historic chart debut, arriving at #1 on the US Billboard 200 as well as Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” and “Top Rap Albums” charts. Luv Is Rage 2 is available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
Lil Uzi Vert was among the big winners at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, taking home the coveted “Song of the Summer” honors for his blockbuster single, XO Tour Llif3, while also memorably uniting with fellow superstar Ed Sheeran for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of the US 3x platinum certified hit and the 23rd most streamed song in Australia via Spotify this past Winter. The instantly legendary collaboration – which pairs XO Tour Llif3 with Sheeran’s own smash, Shape of You – is streaming now via MTV. Continuing to ride its wave, LUV has dropped the official companion video to XO Tour Llif3.
With Luv Is Rage 2, Lil Uzi Vert has crafted a collection sure to be hailed as a hip-hop milestone in years to come. Featuring production from such longtime collaborators as Maaly Raw and Generation Now co-founder Don Cannon, the album sees the Philadelphia-based rapper weaving lonely emo, lean psychedelia, and tightly-wound trap wordplay with widescreen vision unlike anything in his prior canon
“I took this more seriously than anything in my whole life,” says Uzi. “There’s a difference between mixtapes and albums. I’ve done mixtapes. I worked a ton on this though. I wasn’t playing. I made it an album.”
Luv Is Rage 2 has drawn critical applause equal to its popular success, with Pitchfork pronouncing it “the Philadelphia native’s most musically developed work,” adding, “We knew Lil Uzi Vert would become one of rap’s biggest stars, but Luv Is Rage 2 suggests that he may spend his time on top experimenting rather than retreating to a comfort zone.” Luv Is Rage 2 is “chock-full of elaborate melodies and bouncy trap bangers from some of hip-hop’s top-tier producers,” declared VIBE, while High Snobiety raved, “The project exists on the edge of contemporary hip-hop and something more futuristic.” The FADER hailed the album’s “soaring melodies charged with no-holds-barred emotional catharsis,” noting that with Luv Is Rage 2, Lil Uzi Vert has “cemented himself as this oft-maligned generation’s true pioneer.” Indeed, HotNewHipHop summed it up best, simply decreeing Luv Is Rage 2 to be “a definitive piece for (Lil Uzi Vert’s) fellow generation.”