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Interview: Lil Uzi Vert on the Inspiration of A$AP Yams Don Cannon and the Guy that named Him Lil Uzi

If you’ve been paying attention, you understand that hip-hop is  getting spacey! The mothership is still killing it in Atlanta, where Young Thug, Playboi Carti, and Lil Yachty are still beaming down infectious, oddball tracks on a regular basis. Other cities are seeming to follow suit like Philadelphia. He will be in Chicago at the end of  July When he performs at the Four Loko After Party On Friday.

One day I was rapping and this dude comes up and says, ‘You rap fast man, like a little machine gun, like a…like a little Uzi,’” he told VIBE. “I said ‘Yeah, Lil Uzi, that’s fire.’ and to this day that guy probably doesn’t even know he gave me [my name].”

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