Uzi hit the stage on Monday night (March 27) in an all-black outfit, which only made his icy Roc-A-Fella chain shine that much brighter. The Philadelphia native was eventually flanked by a team of dancers who were also draped in black, and created a frenetic environment in the laser red haze.
Sporting a razor sharp mohawk and Balenciaga jeans, Babt Pluto took centerstage to hit his signature feverish “Just Wanna Rock” dance moves before bringing the raucous performance across the finish line.
Watch the performance below:
The McVertt-produced “Just Wanna Rock” went platinum last month and has held strong on the Billboard Hot 100 for nearly six months, currently sitting at No. 19 on this week’s chart.
The Jersey Club-inspired song has also been at the center of a spirited debate in his hometown of Philly after DJ Drama declared “Just Wanna Rock” has dethroned Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” as the city’s unofficial anthem.
It’s been a long road for Lil Uzi Vert heading into the release of his highly anticipated Pink Tape album, which is due out later this year.
Uzi addressed the delay behind his LP during his performance at Rolling Loud California earlier in March, and revealed he’s putting the finishing touches on it.
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“I do make y’all wait a long time for music and I’m so sorry. I thought that shit was cool before but that shit is lame,” he admitted. “I’m putting the final touches on Pink Tape and I promise — I made a lot of promises in my life, but this time I promise.”
Generation Now co-founder Don Cannon also recently shed light on the album, revealing Uzi has recorded nearly 700 songs for the project and it won’t have any features.
“Right now, we working on the album and he got 680 songs [from the last] 18 months,” Cannon said on Math Hoffa’s My Expert Opinion. “I call him the Kobe Bryant when he was saying he used to shoot jump shots after the game. That’s what he doing. He give you a hit and do five songs a day. Nobody believe me. I bring them to the studio to see.
“Sober, high, when he used to get high and now he sober doing it. Ain’t nothing changed. He one of them guys, and it’s different because you’re getting all different kind of songs out of him. You might get a rock song, a real rap song because he really rap, you might get the melodic shit that he do.”