“Tryna figure out how I’m gone get out my deal, I’m a Bad Boy, I reverend, I feel like I’m Mace” said Lil Uzi Vert in his feature on the song Shells.
After Roc Nation’s most recent daring attempt at saving music’s damsel in distress, well bachelor in distress in this case, Uzi’s verse was no metaphor, all literal. Lil Uzi Vert has been at the epicenter at one of the most prolonged album releases to date. There has been much speculation for some time now behind why the phenom hasn’t released the promised full-length studio project his fans have been patiently waiting for, but the wait is finally over.
Uzi has been engulfed in the record label theatrics associated with releasing his recorded content. The label Generation Now has been under fire as of late, with many fans (and even Lil Uzi himself) insinuating they are directly responsible for the delay in his release. The “Free Uzi” campaign has caught a lot of traction in anticipation of his next album Eternal Atake.
Most recently, Uzi went to his Instagram story to thank Jay Z’s label all whilst previewing a snippet of a new verse.
But wait, there’s more.
Uzi also drops a few “gems” for any aspiring artists looking to drop their album, alluding to Generation Now’s DJ Drama and Don Cannon.
“If you want your album 2 drop Number One rule don’t hang with the boss girlfriend. If you want your album 2 drop be patient let the guilty answer all the blogs. FREE UZI.” Lil Uzi Vert wrote.
Of course, the viewers’ chimed in and praised the “retired” rappers’ reemergence into the hip-hop scene. A source close to the situation has confirmed that Uzi is now only being managed by Roc Nation, as reported. Hov and his team have continuously lent a helping hand with getting artists out of “tough situations”. Prime example, Lil Wayne’s ordeal with Cash Money Records. After successfully aiding Wayne in releasing his Free Weezy album in 2015, his most recent endeavor in operation save Uzi even further cements Jay’s legacy.
From legal ramifications to creativity as it relates to the process behind making and or releasing music, Roc Nation’s ability to get the job done holds no limit.