Right now, Lil Uzi Vert is embroiled in what appears to be an in-house feud against DJ Drama and Don Cannon. The two have helped Uzi through each stage of his career but the blame is being placed solely on them in the curious case of Eternal Atake. This summer, the Philadelphia rapper started teasing his new album, stirring some controversy by using cult imagery in the cover artwork. As time kept moving on, the project still never arrived. Uzi claimed that he was having label difficulties, which Drama denied by telling the artist he can drop whenever he wants. Now that the "Money Longer" rapper has signed a new deal with Roc Nation, it would appear as though EA might finally be on the way but the "Free Uzi" movement is still very much underway.
Uzi cleared his entire Instagram page today, leaving his stories active. As temporary posts, the Philly product has been sharing fans' "Free Uzi" messages and he added his own into the hat. Drama's artist Jack Harlow took a photo alongside the executive and posted it to his own page before Uzi decided to have some fun with the shot, adding a clown emoji over Harlow's face and speaking his thoughts loud and clear. Although he's back in the studio, Drama is still a clown and anybody associated with him is too, according to Lil Uzi Vert.
With all that's been going on lately, it's easy to assume that his album could finally be on the way. After all, this would be a pretty solid marketing scheme. If Eternal Atake does drop in the coming weeks, you can guarantee that a large number of people will be tuning in.
Nav Is Selling "Free Lil Uzi Vert" Merch
Nav has been rocking with Lil Uzi Vert for a minute.
Last week, Navreleased his new album Bad Habits, effectively coming out of retirement and making a big splash. He initially quit music to support his friend Lil Uzi Vert, who has reportedly been held back by his label for months. Although Drama has said that Uzi has his blessing to release Eternal Atake whenever he wants, it appears as though he and Don Cannon are at the root of the issue. Rumblings of a deal between Uzi and Roc Nation are shaking up the industry right now, perhaps pointing at the imminent release of his long-awaited album. Despite things looking positive right now for Uzi, Nav is still screaming for his friend to get back to the game. To encourage the Philly rapper, Nav has just released a line of merch dedicated to his brother.
Theo Wargo/Getty Images
Introducing a limited range of hoodies and t-shirts, Nav printed a few "Free Uzi" products to get as many people on the bandwagon as possible. The merch makes sense when you read into it: the word "Free" is seen scrawled across an Uzi submachine gun. The items will only be available for the next day so if you're thinking of copping one, do it quickly.
Do you think we'll finally get to hear Eternal Atake after all of this teasing?
Lil Uzi Vert Shuts Down Return Rumors: "Happy & Retired"
Lil Uzi Vert is "blissful and retired."
For one motive or one other, it appears as if the label has pulled the plug on Lil Uzi Vert's profession. After a string of profitable mixtapes and singles, Uzi began teasing his new album Eternal Atake final summer time. After some controversy with the Heaven's Gate cult, the mission by no means ended up seeing the sunshine of day. Fans continued to pester Uzi in his feedback part, very similar to they did for Travis Scott's Astroworld, however their needs have been in the end met with excessive displeasure. The Philadelphia rapper ended up retiring from the sport, writing in an Instagram story that he was quitting music.
Theo Wargo/Getty Images
A current video reveals the musician talking to certainly one of his followers, saying that he feels he now must "begin over" after pondering whether or not or not he ought to leak Eternal Atake. Last night time, Uzi determined to talk out on his retirement after rumors began to interrupt that he could be saying his return. He shared a selfie and wrote over his face. "Not new it was a music he had on his telephone from alongside time in the past we love dancing 2 it .... blissful and retired."
Of course, there'll all the time be hypothesis over whether or not or not Uzi plans to return. It seems as if his retirement shouldn't be his selection. He might declare to be blissful however his profession doesn't really feel full in any respect. In reality, it is actually solely simply starting.
Lil Uzi Vert Warns Artists Not To Sign To Rappers Or DJ's
After the release his highly anticipated debut album LUV Is Rage 2, we haven't received much music from Lil Uzi Vert. He's hinted at several projects but we've yet to receive any updates on it. Regardless, we know that Uzi's in the studio, cookin' up on the regular. But it seems like he's been dealing with some issues with his label in the meanwhile.
RELATED: Lil Uzi Vert, TM88 & Southside Drop Their New Collaboration "Mood"
Earlier today, Lil Uzi Vert hit Twitter to warn up and coming artists signing to rappers or DJ's. "And if y’all do sign ... sign 2 a major Dont sign 2 a rapper or a Dj ........Its Just Easier When The Time Come For That Fake Shit," he wrote. Uzi's currently signed to DJ Drama's Generation Now label so by connecting the dots, you could only assume that he's likely throwing some shade at DJ Drama.
Yesterday, the rapper went on a bit a Twitter rant about dealing with "fake people." The rapper suggested that if anyone is surrounded by people who haven't came up with them in the mud, cut them out. At the time tweeting that, what he was referring to was vague but his most recent tweet suggests that it's due to his relationship with his label.
RELATED: TM88 Calls Atlantic "Worst Label", Claims He Wasn't Paid For "XO Tour Life"
While it may seem like a stretch, he also tweeted about his regrets signing to a label in December. "We all make mistakes 2 get better ..... I should have never signed but I finna turn all this shit upside down ..you know the way it suppose to be," he tweeted in reply to a fan who said that he doesn't drop music as consistently as before because he's mainstream and the label doesn't allow him to do that.