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Lil Uzi Vert on His “P*ssy and Dope” diet, Chief Keef Influence and Working with Don Cannon

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Rapper or Rockstar? Both. The Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert has found his zone musically and attributes it to just being natural in every way. Whether in the booth ripping through a few bangers like “Queso” with Wiz Khalifa or switching up his hair color on a daily basis, he is showing what it truly means to be comfortable as an artist.

Uzi stopped by Sway in the Morning to hang out with the crew discussing the potential of XXL upcoming coveted Freshman cover but it’s not something he’s concerned about, one more focused on the creative freedom that comes with being a proclaimed rockstar. While he admits to being influenced by Chief Keef, there is a well drawn line between jacking a sound and influence – good to see that value still in young artists. That’s probably what led him to working with Don Cannon, it was a perfect balance between future sounds and current flavor.

Before we let him go, Uzi shared his one of a kind diet that he’s being sticking to morning, noon and night. Definitely one of a kind. Rockstar Status.

Check out the full interview below:


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