Lil Uzi Vert is rapidly climbing the ranks in the game and as his profile grows, the Philly native continues to flood the web with new music. His latest offering is "Codeine," a revved up ode to the popular-amongst-rappers drug that features fellow Philly rapper Omelly and ATL representative Rich the Kid. With Zaytoven providing the instrumental, the trio go hard after waking up and taking a quick swig of codeine.

With his style now entrenched in the trap sound, it may come as a surprise that Lil Uzi grew up listening to rock and metal. XXL spoke with the upstart rapper for "The Break" and he told us that one of his biggest influences is one of the world's most controversial artists.

"I’m a real big Marilyn Manson fan. I get a lot of my styles from him. Not even musically, living wise too," he said. "Marilyn Manson definitely shows me you shouldn’t care what nobody say. I watched a bunch of his interviews and he’s not just an artist, he’s one of the most intelligent people I ever saw in my life. I became a fan when I was a little bit young around 13 or 14-years-old. That’s when I was in my little rockstar phase. I used to like Paramore, My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects and shit like that. But Marilyn Manson definitely stood out for me. He was talking real shit. The albums with him, that’s different, I know all the albums. The first one I ever heard was Mechanical Animals, but I heard all of his projects."

Uzi is hitting new heights and the rapper is starting to get major looks including a new joint produced by Metro Boomin.


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