Luv Is Rage

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Luv Is Rage
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ReleasedOctober 30, 2015
Lil Uzi Vert chronology
The Real Uzi
Luv Is Rage
Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World

Luv Is Rage is the debut commercial mixtape by American rapper Lil Uzi Vert. It was released on October 30, 2015, by Generation Now and Atlantic Records. The mixtape includes features from Young Thug and Wiz Khalifa. A sequel was released on August 25, 2017.


In a 2016 interview with GlobalGrindTV, Lil Uzi Vert explained the title of Luv Is Rage:

It goes two different ways. It's, like, I usually just say the one way, but it go both ways. Like 'Luv Is Rage' is, like, L-U-V: it's Lil Uzi Vert, and, like, I'm a rockstar, I am rage, like everything I do, I'm raging. And, it's more, like, you know rage is, like, it's not that good, like, raging is, like, rebellious, like, and, like, with love, like, you know, love is good. Like, but love is also bad too. It's horrible. And it was, like, a lot of songs are a little darker and stuff and, like, you can hear the stuff that I say–stuff, like, yeah–I don't know, I'm always in a bad space, even if I'm, like–I don't know, I'm crazy.[1]

The version of the mixtape on streaming services only contains 12 of the 16 songs that are on the mixtape, as "Moist", "Queso", "Wit My Crew x 1987" and "Nuyork Nights at 21" are excluded.

The mixtape features Atlanta rapper Young Thug on streaming services. However, the mixtape also originally included a feature from fellow Pennsylvanian rapper Wiz Khalifa, whom Lil Uzi Vert considers to be one of their leading inspirations.[2]

Release and promotion[edit]

The music video for the mixtape's first track "Safe House" was released on November 10, 2015 as a WorldStarHipHop exclusive directed by Spike Jordan.[3] As of July 2020, the music video has accumulated over 3 million views.

The music video for "Super Saiyan Trunks" was released on July 8, 2015.[4] The music video features clips from Dragon Ball, a Japanese animated television series. As of July 2020, the music video has accumulated over 9 million views. In November 2020 Lil Uzi Vert teased Super Saiyan 2 on Twitter as well as playing a short clip featuring a similar beat, flow and intro as well as the similar opening line "Have you ever made 10 million dollars with your talent?" after revealing they will be revising older styles of their music on their next project.

The music video for "All My Chains" was released on February 19, 2016.[5] The music video features Lil Uzi Vert in North Philadelphia, where they were born and raised.[6] As of July 2020, the music video has accumulated over 6 million views.

Critical reception[edit]

The mixtape received generally positive reviews. Darryl Robertson of Vibe called the project "solid".[7] Rose Lilah of HotNewHipHop called the features on the mixtape "quality".[8] Kemet High of XXL said that the mixtape "depicts Uzi at [their] rawest state", and said that the project was "packed with swift melodies".[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

"7AM" spent a total of ten weeks on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, peaking at number five on August 6, 2016.[10]

Track listing[edit]

1."Safe House"3:56
2."Banned from TV"Charlie Heat2:57
3."Super Saiyan"
  • Woods
  • Marcus Slade
Slade Da Monsta2:27
5."Yamborghini Dream" (featuring Young Thug)3:48
6."Right Now"Sonny Digital3:48
  • Woods
  • Cannon
  • Tre Cooper
  • Don Cannon
  • Treez Lowkey
9."Queso" (featuring Wiz Khalifa)3:56
10."All My Chains"
  • Woods
  • Slade
Slade Da Monsta3:29
  • Woods
  • Kenneth Smith
  • Bobby Turner Jr.
  • DJ Plugg
  • Bobby Kritical
12."Wit My Crew x 1987"
13."Nuyork Nights at 21"
  • Woods
  • Roberts Jr.
FKi 1st2:50
  • Woods
  • Henry
Maaly Raw4:08
  • Woods
  • Cannon
  • Mack Loggins
  • Don Cannon
  • V12 The Hitman
  • Woods
  • Cannon
Don Cannon2:53
Total length:60:25


  • "Moist", "Queso", "Wit My Crew x 1987" and "Nuyork Nights at 21" are not available on streaming services.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Worldwide October 30, 2015
April 21, 2018 LP [11]


  1. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert On Loving Marilyn Manson, Facetiming KimYe, Battling Wiz Khalifa". GlobalGrindTV. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ C.M., Emmanuel (March 27, 2015). "The Break Presents: Lil Uzi Vert". XXL Mag. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  3. ^ WORLDSTARHIPHOP (November 10, 2015). "Lil Uzi Vert "Safe House" (WSHH Exclusive - Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  4. ^ LIL UZI VERT (July 8, 2015). "Lil Uzi Vert - Super Saiyan Trunks (Prod. By Slade Da Monsta)". YouTube. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  5. ^ LIL UZI VERT (February 19, 2016). "Lil Uzi - All My Chains (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  6. ^ HIPHOPSINCE1987TV (July 31, 2014), Lil Uzi Vert Talks 'The Real Uzi' Mixtape, Collaborating With Kur & More With HHS1987, retrieved July 14, 2020
  7. ^ Robertson, Darryl (October 30, 2015). "The Real Talk Of Philly: Lil Uzi Vert's 'Luv Is Rage' Album". Vibe. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Luv is Rage". HotNewHipHop. October 30, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Projects Worth Listening to and Those to Skip". XXL. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  10. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 29, 2020. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  11. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage". Discogs. Retrieved July 14, 2020.