|Real Name:||Symere Bysil Woods|
|Birthday:||July 31, 1994|
|Net Worth:||$17 million|
|Occupation:||American Rapper, Singer, Songwriter|
Born Symere Bysil Woods, Lil Uzi Vert is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is among the richest rappers in America. Fans recognize him for his face tattoos, facial piercings, eccentric hairstyles, and androgynous fashion. Born in 1994, Lil Uzi is among the youngest, yet richest rappers. How much is Lil Uzi Vert’s cash flow?
As of September 2020, Lil Uzi Vert’s fortune is more than $17 million. Critics define his music as a melodic emo approach to trap. Characterized by dark subject matters, his music resonates well with listeners. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he gained attention in 2015 with the release of Luv is Rage mixtape.
Lil Uzi belongs in the class of Young Thug, Gucci Mane, and Kendrick Lamar type of rappers. Let’s take a look at his career journey.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in 1994 in North Philadelphia, he spent his childhood there as well. As a young kid, he listened to Mike Jones and Ying Yang Twins. Symere still remembers Jones’s debut album as the first one he purchased. After that, he started listening to Meek Mill and Wiz Khalifa. These two influenced his musical style.
In 10th grade, he started rapping. And that was after listening to a classmate freestyle over a remade Chris Brown instrumental. Woods and his classmate formed a rap group. Called Steaktown, the group broke by the time Woods turned 17.
After dropping out of school, he started working at a Bottom Dollar store. But he quit after just four days. Then, his mother kicked him out of the home. After that, he got his first faith tattoo. He wrote “faith” under his hairline, hoping to make it one day. It still serves as a reminder to take his rap career seriously.
In the beginning, he rapped with Steaktown just for money. He used the name Vert. That stood for “vertical” or a “vertical jump”. But he quickly changed it to Lil Uzi Vert, after some fellow friends and rappers described his style. They said, “his rap flow was fast like a machine gun”.
He released his first project, the EP Purple Thoughtz Vol.1 on January 19, 2014. The project featured psychedelic and trippy production, as well as a bigger focus on lyricism. Shortly after the EP got released, he caught the attention of big names in the industry.
He then signed to The Academy imprint and produced the first mixtape The Real Uzi. By the summer of 2014, the mixtape got released. This new-found success helped him land a record deal with Atlantic Records.
Following the signing with Atlantic, Lil Uzi made a featured appearance on other artists. He collaborated with Rich the Kid, ASAP Ferg, Lil Duk, Whiz Khalifa, and Fall Out Boy. He went on tour with Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy in August 2015 for their Boys of Zummer tour.
In 2016, XXL Magazine named him one of the 10 Freshmen. Thanks to that recognition, he released a video for the single Money Longer. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the following week at Number 92. And it peaked at Number 54.
By the summer of 2016, Lil Uzi Vert announced his fourth mixtape, The Perfect LUV Tape. He released it on July 31, for his 22nd birthday. It debuted at Number 55 on the Billboard 200. In October the same year, he got to join The Weeknd on his tour. And by the end of the year, he released a collaborative mixtape with Gucci Mane.
Lil Uzi announced his Luv is Rage 2 project. But it got delayed a couple of times. He released it on August 25, 2017, with like XO TOU Llif3 as the lead single. It debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 with 135,000 album-equivalent units. The album contains two Billboard 100 charting singles, The Way Life Goes on and Sauce It Up.
In January 2018, he announced his complete mixtape with Wheezy. In July 2018, he tweeted “Eternal Atake”, pinning “coming soon”. The cover art referenced the logo of the cult Heavens Gate. But the two surviving members threatened to take legal actions for copying the logo style. So, he changed it.
At the beginning of 2019, Lil Uzi announced that he will quit music. He said “he is done with music” after releasing the track Free Uzi. He explained that he wants to feel normal again.
But then in December the same year, he released the single Futsal Shuffle 2020, the lead single for his Eternal Atake project. There was also an announcement that he signed to Roc Nation. All that suggests he will not retire from music, at least until he releases the highly-anticipated album, Eternal Atake.
Many critics compare his style of rap to rock music. Others label it as emo rap. Some even describe him as a lo-fi rapper and compare him to Lil Wayne. He cites Marilyn Manson as his greatest inspiration.
He dated fashion designer Brittani Byrd from 2014 to 2017. They broke up in 2017, and Woods released the song Stole Your Luv.
After the death of rapper XXXTentacion, Lil Uzi Vert asked for help on social media from other rappers. He also built a foundation against gun violence.
Awards and Achievements
Let’s start with the fact that he got the “most-followed artist on SoundCloud” in 2016. And then in 2017, he made it to Forbes’ list of Hip Hop cash princes. And the next year, he made it to the 30 Under 30 in Music list.
So far, he has two Grammy nominations, one for Best New Artist and one for Best Rap Performance. From all the nominations, so far, he won only the MTV Video Music Awards for Song of the Summer with XO Tour Llif3.
Lil Uzi Vert wealth is more than $17 million as of September 2020. He earns money through his music, particularly by streaming it on SoundCloud. We said he is one of the most-followed artists on the platform. But he also earns money from tours and performances.
So far, he has released one studio albums, Luv is Rage 2, and Eternal Atake is on its way. He has a couple of more mixtapes under his belt, The Real Uzi, Luv is Rage, The Perfect Luv Tape, and more.
Speaking of his earnings, his debut studio album Luv is Rage 2 sold more than 43 million records in the US. He earns more than $60,000 per show.
And if he likes, he can earn money from his YouTube account. Lil Uzi Vert has more than 7 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. That is a serious number that can bring in a lot of revenue.