Lil Uzi Vert has surprised fans with new music as the hype surrounding the rapper’s next project hits a boiling point.
The new single from Vert, titled “Just Wanna Rock,” is the latest new bit of music to appear as a potential release date for The Pink Tape appears closer than ever. The track is produced by Synthetic and MCVertt, and finds Uzi tackling a caffeinated Jersey instrumental in their signature auto-tuned warbles.
The single arrives after Generation Now co-founder Don Cannon took to Twitch in September to preview another Uzi song called “Stevie Wonder” while answering fans’ questions. While on the topic of the Pink Tape, Cannon said the Philadelphia rapper’s follow-up to their Red & White EP will have no guest appearances and that he would handle mixing.
Uzi began teasing the Pink Tape last July, previewing snippets of songs in the months since. In an interview outside the re-opening of JAY-Z’s40/40 Club with HipHopDX, Uzi said the project was closer than ever to seeing the light of day.
“Well, it’s going through its mixing process right now,” they said. “Because last time I dropped an album, it did really well. It was actually my highest-selling album, but it was experimental on the mixing part, not the actual music, so this time I went experimental with the music and traditional on the mixing.”
Despite claiming they were in “classic mode,” a few snippets Uzi has dropped haven’t sat well with fans, but the Philadelphia rapper said fans will be back when the time is right.
“They just tryna hear the real deal and I only let them hear the fake I am stepping bad on this album and y’all ain’t hear nothin maybe alil but nothin [flame emoji] Trust me,” Uzi tweeted at the time. “Trust me you will be back they always come back.”