Lil Uzi Vert Officially Recognized by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation
It looks like Lil Uzi Vert really is a part of Jay-Z's Roc Nation family.
Just a few days after Uzi thanked Hov's powerful imprint for apparently getting him back in the studio earlier this week, it seems as though the label has made an alliance official today (March 27). The Philly rapper's name and photo have been added to the artist management tab of Roc Nation's website.
After previewing unreleased music over the past few weeks, Uzi first led fans to believe he was working with Hov's label when he randomly shouted out Roc Nation in his Instagram Story during his return to the studio on Sunday (March 24). The label seemed to confirm his partnership with him when his message was reposted onto their Instagram story. Yet, there aren't many concrete details regarding Uzi's affiliation with the label.
Although it seems like he's under Roc Nation's wing, Uzi still feels trapped in his current deal with DJ Drama and Don Cannon. The 24-year-old has spent the past two years venting to fans about various issues with his deal at Generation Now. Recently, Drama claimed that his artist can release his album Eternal Atake whenever he feels like it. Yet, the former XXL Freshman is still saying "#FreeUzi."
"We see threw [sic] all your gimmicks. Free Uzi," the rapper wrote in his Instagram Story on Sunday (March 24).
XXL has reached out to Lil Uzi Vert's camp for comment. Check out his page on Roc Nation's website to see for yourself.
See Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Lil Uzi Vert at the 2016 XXL Freshman Shoot