Symere Bysil Woods, better known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an artist who has brought flair and style to the hip-hop industry. This talented rapper from Philadelphia attracted mainstream attention following the successful release of his widely acclaimed debut single Money Longer in 2016.
Lil Uzi Vert is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper whose music style is often characterised by dark subject matters and imagery. This eccentric rapper is well known for his facial piercings, unique hairstyles, face tattoos, and androgynous fashion. Furthermore, his immense contributions to trap music has made him popular among the younger generation of Americans.
Lil Uzi Vert profile summary
- Full name: Symere Bysil Woods
- Stage name: Lil Uzi Vert
- Date of birth: 31, July 1994
- Age: 26 years old
- Place of birth: Francisville, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac sign: Leo
- Height: 5 feet and 4 inches (163 cm)
Lil Uzi Vert biography
Symere was born in North Philadelphia's Francisville neighbourhood of Pennsylvania, United States of America. He grew up there listening to the rap music of Mike Jones and Ying Yang Twins. The rapper claimed that Jones's debut album was the first album he ever bought. Later in his years as a teenager, Uzi began listening to Wiz Khalifa and Meek Mill. This later influenced and shaped his style of rapping.
Lil Uzi Vert is 26 years old. He was born on the 31st of July, 1994. His zodiac sign is Leo.
Vert's body measurements
What is Lil Uzi Vert's height? The diminutive rapper is 5 feet and 4 inches tall. Additionally, his weight is around 150 pounds or 68 kilograms.
Lil Uzi Vert real name
Uzi's real name is Symere Bysil Woods. How did Lil Uzi Vert get his name? There is no denying that the artist's name sounds quite unusual. The American born rapper got his name as a result of his fast-paced rap style.
Initially, his stage name was Steaktown Vertical, as of the time he was in a rap group with his high school friends known as Steaktown. "Vertical," as a metaphor, connoted his rise to the industry's top, like a vertical jump. From there, his fans began to call him the short form, which is Vert.
However, the superstar revealed in an interview with Vibe magazine that someone commented on how fast he raps, so he lengthened his stage name to Lil Uzi Vert. In his words, he said, "Some guy was just like 'you rap fast, man. Like a little machine gun' and from that moment I was Lil Uzi."
The 26-year-old artist came into the limelight with the release of his debut single Money Longer in 2016. The hit song was the lead single for the subsequent mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World (2016), which also spawned the hit single You Was Right.
Lil Uzi released two additional mixtapes in 2016 and 2017, and in the process, he collaborated with rap star Gucci Mane. The Philadelphia rapper reached another milestone when he was featured on Migos' hit single Bad and Boujee.
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following the successful collaboration with Migos, Uzi got his first top ten single with XO Tour Llif3. This song won the MTV Video Music Award for Song of Summer.
Lil Uzi Vert then released his debut studio album Luv Is Rage 2 in 2017 to critical acclaim. This project did not only debut at number one on the Billboard 200 but was equally certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Furthermore, Lil Uzi was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy award in 2018. The diminutive rapper's second studio album, Eternal Atake, was among the most anticipated albums in hip hop. It also topped the Billboard 200. Interestingly, Uzi released a follow up to Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World entitled Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World 2 one week after the album release, which served as the deluxe for Eternal Atake.
What label is Lil Uzi Vert signed to?
On the 28th of March, 2019, the 26-year old signed with Roc Nation for management following label trouble with generation Now/Atlantic Records. On the 31st of March, 2019, he released two new promotional singles titled Sanguine Paradise and That's a Rack, initially thought to be from his highly anticipated studio album Eternal Atake.
Albums and songs
The talented rapper's albums, song compilations, and EPs discography are given below as:
- Luv Is Rage (2015)
- Money Longer (2016)
- Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World (2016)
- The Perfect Luv Tape (2016)
- Go Off (2017)
- XO TOUR Llif3 (2017)
- Luv Is Rage 2 (2017)
- The Way Life Goes [Remix] (2017)
- New Patek (2018)
- Sanguine Paradise (2019)
- Futsal Shuffle 2020 (2019)
- Eternal Atake (2020)
- Eternal Atake: LUV vs. The World 2 (2020)
Awards and recognitions
The eccentric artist from Philadelphia was the most followed artist on SoundCloud in 2016. The following year, he was featured in 2017 Forbes' list of Hip Hop cash princes. Then in 2018, he made the magazines' list of 30 Under 30 in music. Additionally, the rapper has been nominated for two Grammy awards in his career.
Lil Uzi Vert's parents
Who is Lil Uzi's dad? Not much is known about Uzi's dad or family. However, it is alleged his parents separated when he was young. It was said that while growing up, Symere Wood had a natural knack for music and began pursuing it in his tenth grade. So, did Lil Uzi Vert finish high school? Sadly enough, he dropped out of high school when he was 17 years old.
What is Lil Uzi's net worth?
According to Forbes magazine, Lil Uzi Vert's net worth is estimated at $19.5 million. Uzi earns most of his fortune from his music sales and tours. In 2019, he had over 3.5 billion streaming spins. As a result, Forbes magazine ranked the young rapper as the fourth most-consumed artist in the US.
Lil Uzi Vert death hoax
There were unconfirmed reports that the American star died on Thursday, 18th of June, 2020, at around 11 a.m. ET after a Facebook page titled R.I.P. Lil Uzi Vert got about one million likes. As the rumours gained traction, Lil Uzi Vert's representatives quickly refuted the rumours officially on Friday, 19th of June, 2020.
They said that the famous rapper had not only become a subject to a celebrity death hoax. This eventually became a great relief to music fans across the globe who were subsequently advised to stop believing everything posted on the internet.
Is Lil Uzi Vert a satanist?
Rumours on whether Lil Uzi is a satanist remain a concern to many fans. However, an average person is tempted to conclude this based on the rapper's weird activities, both onstage and off stage.
For instance, in 2018, while performing at Wireless Festival in London, the rapper shared a message with his fans, telling them and the people who went that they are at the beginning of rapture and going to hell. He also got fans talking when he posted an upside-down cross image that he was wearing as a representation of the anti-Christian symbol on his Instagram page.
Lil Uzi Vert remains an enigma due to his eccentricity, but his musical ingenuity and talent are widely appreciated. This has helped increase the popularity of trap music in the United States and beyond.