Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert Link Up for Kodie Shane’s “Hold Up”
The 2016 XXL Freshman class continues to collaborate as Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert pair up once again on Kodie Shane's new single "Hold Up (Dough Up)." The First Lady of Yachty's Sailing Team plays it smart by getting two of hip-hop's most talked about artists on the lead single of her Back From The Future EP. The new track sees the trio flowing over a beat produced by DJ Spinz, Matty P and D. Clax.
"No, I'm not Jordan but I am the GOAT just like Kobe/My car's so fast, 200 on dash, won't test it/Getting money, that's a blessing/Pray to the Lord that every day I be flexing," Lil Uzi Vert raps.
Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert have been facing quite a bit of criticism of late from some respected names in the rap game. The legendary Pete Rock recently criticized Yachty's skills as an MC on Instagram. This came after Lil Boat caught lots of flack for saying he could not named five songs by The Notorious B.I.G. or Tupac. Fellow 2016 XXL Freshman Anderson .Paak even spoke out against his class member.
"Don’t be cocky in the fact that you don’t know anything about hip hop history," Paak said. "Real artists are students of the game first."
Lil Uzi Vert experienced his own critique courtesy of TDE's Ab-Soul. The California rapper dissed the "Money Longer" artist for the Uzi's infamous refusal to rap over Gang Starr's "Mass Appeal" instrumental during an appearance on Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning.
“All these new ‘lil’ niggaz is weak as the time it took to create earth," Ab-Soul wrote on Twitter. “We don’t pass on PRIMO beats in this sport kids! Hip-hop = Intelligent Movement.”
While Ab-Soul may have an issue with Lil Uzi Vert, DJ Premier does not. The man who made the "Mass Appeal" beat said he has no problem with the young artist.
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