Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World

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Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World
LilUziVertVsTheWorld.jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedApril 15, 2016
Recorded2015–16
Genre
Length33:52
Label
Producer
Lil Uzi Vert chronology
Luv Is Rage
(2015)
Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World
(2016)
The Perfect LUV Tape
(2016)
Singles from Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World
  1. "Money Longer"
    Released: February 6, 2016
  2. "You Was Right"
    Released: April 15, 2016
  3. "Ps and Qs"
    Released: April 15, 2016
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX3.6/5[2]
PopMatters6/10[3]

Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World is the third mixtape by American rapper Lil Uzi Vert. It was released on April 15, 2016, by Generation Now and Atlantic Records, serving as his second commercial release with Atlantic.[4] The mixtape features production from Cubeatz, Don Cannon, Lyle LeDuff, Maaly Raw, Metro Boomin and WondaGurl.[5]

Singles[edit]

The lead single from the mixtape, called "Money Longer" was released on February 6, 2016. The track was produced by Don Cannon and Maaly Raw.[6]

The other two singles from the mixtape, "You Was Right" and "Ps & Qs" were released on April 15, 2016 with the rest of the mixtape. The first track was produced by Metro Boomin, and second by Don Cannon.[7]

Cover art[edit]

The artwork was designed by 20-year-old St. Louis artist Fvrris. The characters and the album title are references to Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The cover art transforms Lil Uzi Vert into a cartoon character that depicts Scott Pilgrim. He is featured with his own love interest, that shares likeliness to Brittany Byrd but that also depicts Ramona Flowers, on top of his head. The background is filled with a mob of people, who appear to be enviously gazing at Uzi, these are to emulate his "haters". Uzi, however seems to only be bothered about the girl on his head. One of the people is spinning a basketball on his finger this is an allusion to Brittany who used to play basketball before meeting Uzi (Nardwuar revealed this in his interview with Lil Uzi). Two cameras flash directly at Uzi, this is to portray the newfound fame Uzi has accumulated, and two girls are making out on the left emulating the Love/Luv and when paired with the bass guitar in front of them, it creates a physical impersonation of Luv Is Rage. As mentioned before, in front of the two girls kissing there is a bass guitar that has "Rage" engraved on its side when paired with the two girls kissing it alludes to Uzi's previous project Luv Is Rage. Lastly there's use of a colourful psychedelic background which highlights the cloud rap genre Uzi uses in the mixtape. This tape is commonly known to be his most popular amongst his true fans.

Commercial performance[edit]

Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard 200 and spent a total of 55 weeks on the chart. It also peaked at number 18 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The mixtape was eventually certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over 500,000 units in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Canadian Goose"
Maaly Raw3:38
2."Hi Roller"
  • Woods
  • Henry
Maaly Raw4:36
3."Money Longer"
  • Cannon
  • Maaly Raw
3:19
4."Grab the Wheel"
  • Woods
  • Cannon
4:56
5."You Was Right"Metro Boomin2:44
6."Baby Are You Home"
  • Woods
  • Wayne
Metro Boomin3:50
7."Ps & Qs"
  • Woods
  • Cannon
Cannon3:42
8."Team Rocket"
  • Woods
  • Cannon
  • Cannon
  • Lyle LeDuff
3:26
9."Scott and Ramona"WondaGurl3:41
Total length:33:52

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World – Lil Uzi Vert". AllMusic. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Chintaluri, Narsimha (April 22, 2016). "Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Duricy, Brian (April 19, 2016). "Lil Uzi Vert: Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World". PopMatters. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  4. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lil-uzi-vert-vs.-the-world/id1116298635
  5. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World [Download]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert – Money Longer Lyrics - Genius Lyrics". Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  7. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert – You Was Right Lyrics - Genius Lyrics". iTunes. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  11. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Lil Uzi Vert – Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 22, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.