Lil Uzi Vert has teased another project to follow-up their Pink Tape, which became the first rap album to top the Billboard 200 in 2023.
Uzi reflected on going No. 1 with an “experimental” album and then hinted at their next musical endeavor being the Barter 16 mixtape.
“Sitting here thinking /bout how I went #1 on a experimental tape,” they wrote. “My apologies Barter 16 mixtape on the way.”
Lil Uzi Vert added in a salute to Young Thug: “Free Slime.”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) July 10, 2023
It’s unclear if Barter 16 is an homage to the incarcerated YSL honcho or an actual joint project with Young Thug.
In addition to throwing Barter 16 in their bio, Lil Uzi had previously teased fans with the third installment of their decorated Luv Is Rage series.
During a live stream while playing Call of Duty last week, the Philly native was asked about the possibility of a Pink Tape deluxe, which the 27-year-old shut down and instead hinted at a new album on the horizon.
“Nah, I’m gonna drop a whole ‘nother album,” they stated.
Fans watching the stream were obviously thrilled to hear Uzi’s plans for another project, but considering there was a three-year wait between Eternal Atake and Pink Tape, perhaps they’d be wise to pump the brakes on their excitement.
Regardless if they unleash another project, Lil Uzi Vert is hitting the road for the Pink Tape Tour this fall.
The 17-date tour is slated to begin on October 21 in Minneapolis, before swinging through Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Atlanta, New York City, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Denver, among other cities.
A final stop in Uzi’s hometown of Philadelphia on November 22 will bring things to a close. The tour marks Baby Pluto’s first headlining trek in five years following 2018’s Endless Summer Tour.
The Pink Tape ended the Hip Hop drought and became the first rap album to top the Billboard 200, earning Uzi their third No. 1 after banking 167,000 equivalent album units in the first week.
It was the longest span without a rap album reaching the Billboard 200 apex since 1993 when Cypress Hill’s Black Sunday topped the chart in August of ’93, per Billboard.