Lil Uzi Vert is one of the biggest names in hip hop these days, thanks to his melodic approach to the trap genre. A leading figure of emo rap and one of the most successful rappers of the last decade, Lil Uzi Vert is on a clear upward trajectory in the industry. From a dispute with a record label to songs with references to anime and wanting to be a kid, he’s got just about every base covered in his catalog.
In this article, we’ll look at 25 of the best Lil Uzi Vert songs out there (at least so far).
1. Money Longer
Lil Uzi Vert introduced himself to the rap world as someone to keep an eye on early. I mean, you can make a solid argument that Money Longer is one of the best songs he’s ever produced, and it was his debut single. It was released in 2016 as part of Uzi’s fourth mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World. The concept was simple to understand. Lil Uzi Vert is an absolute savage, but it also stuck with listeners and empowered them. It would eventually debut on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 92, later peaking at number 54 before going double platinum.
2. XO Tour Llif3
When XO Tour Llif3 was released, it instantly became Lil Uzi Vert’s highest-charting single to date. XO Tour Llif3 would instantly rise to number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and give him his second top-10 entry to the charts. You could also argue that it’s the best Lil Uzi Vert song ever. It has over a billion Spotify streams and earned the rare diamond certification from the RIAA after selling eleven million copies. If you look at it through that lens, it’s the best-selling emo-rap song of all time.
The sequel to another popular single of Lil Uzi Vert’s, this one would become his signature song after appearing on both his second album Eternal Atake and the soundtrack for the video game WWE 2k20.
3. Hi Roller
Hi Roller may be one of the most comprehensive rap flexes of all time. Lil Uzi Vert namedrops every brand he can think of as he slowly walks listeners through how good his lifestyle is and all the things he can get with his fame and fortune. A “high roller” is typically considered someone who spends a lot of money in a reckless, even careless type of way. Lil Uzi Vert cemented that definition as part of his legacy with this one song (and it’s really good, by the way).
4. Do What I Want
Lil Uzi Vert may not be the only rapper with a song claiming this same title, but his version is easily one of the absolute best ones you’ll find in a Google search. It was the first single from Lil Uzi Vert’s The Perfect LUV Tape in 2016 and made it all the way to the top spot of Billboard’s Bubbling Under chart. It would later go platinum, and thanks to its inspiring messaging for listeners, it would find a place in several other mediums on top of his mixtape.
A Nike commercial for Russell Westbrook’s 0.2 Jordans used it as the ad’s music, and it would later appear on the video game NBA2k18’s soundtrack.
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5. That Way
That Way was yet another awesome track from Lil Uzi Vert’s second album Eternal Atake. Releasing in 2021, it’s a play on the hook of the Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way. Critics and fans loved the song, with even Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys praising the song on Twitter.
Despite some plagiarism claims surrounding the song’s cover art (which Lil Uzi Vert settled by offering to pay for it), the song was a hit. It charted internationally, doing exceptionally well in the US. It rose to number six on the Rolling Stone Top 100 and 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
6. The Way Life Goes
Now we go back to Lil Uzi Vert’s debut album for another great song. The Way Life Goes was the second single to come from Luv Is Rage 2 in 2017 and was popular enough to earn a remix that saw Nicki Minaj record with Uzi. The original song would debut at number 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and eventually rise up to number 24 on the chart after the remix version was released. The emo-rap song that dove into the complications and heartbreak of one of Lil Uzi Vert’s relationships would eventually be certified quadruple platinum in the US by the RIAA.
7. Bad and Boujee
Bad And Boujee was the lead single from Migos’ second album in 2016, but Lil Uzi Vert appeared on the track and killed the role. Assisted by viral trends thanks to lines like “rain drop, drop top,” spawning quite a lot of memes and some crazy cool videos. It would go on to do well on the charts, claiming the top spot of the US Billboard Hot 100 and the US Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, but its biggest claim to fame was the Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Performance.
8. Canadian Goose
Ad-libbing is a skill that can make or break a rap song. If it’s good, it enhances the track. If it’s bad, it drags the song down. Lil Uzi Vert showed off his ad-lib skills in Canadian Goose, playing into the call-and-response style of the song as it comes naturally to him. Yeah, a lot of them are just him saying “yeah” in different ways over and over, but the effort is always there, and it keeps the energy of the song going in the best way possible.
9. Grow Up
Not all of Lil Uzi Vert’s songs get the credit they deserve. This is largely because he’s got loose songs floating around Youtube and SoundCloud that got uploaded but never were officially released to the masses by a label. Grow Up is one of the absolute best ones out there, and the cover art for the song is fitting. He isn’t just covered in cash as he lays on his bed. He’s got Pokémon cards everywhere. It’s an anthem of the kids that don’t want to grow up, but a mature take on the process of making his way in life.
10. Erase Your Social
Sometimes, the best thing you can do to get your mind right is to get off of social media. There’s more negativity there than any kind of support for you anyways; that’s why many athletes stay off during playoff runs. It’s a good thing for you to try, too, in all honesty, but you can take it a step further and just delete your account to start fresh. Erase Your Social by Lil Uzi Vert is essentially a song about doing just that. He talks about all the issues that plague social media and the need to erase your socials when it would be easier to start over than go through and clean it up enough to get your head in the right space.
11. You Was Right
You Was Right was one of the best songs from Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World in 2016. Released as a single from the album, it would go on to sell well over two million copies and earn a double platinum certification with the RIAA. For Lil Uzi Vert, that marked the first time one of his singles went platinum in the US, though his second would follow only weeks later. It rose to number 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100, 16 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, and 11 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.
Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert weren’t too far into their careers when they teamed up for Wokeuplikethis* but it definitely feels like two artists in their prime. A trap song that sees the best of them and paints the duo as the rap stars that will carry the genre forward, it wound up being a pretty big hit. In the US, it would eventually rise to number 76 on the Hot 100, 32 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, and 25 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.
13. For Real
Lil Uzi Vert is known today for his sing-song approach to the rap genre and the melodies he puts in his songs. I mean, he interpolated the Backstreet Boys, for goodness sake. You should remember though, Lil Uzi Vert can rip through verses like butter, even if he doesn’t do it often. For Real is definitely for real, seeing him drop one of the most balanced, focused, and vicious tracks of his entire career. It’s a showcase of talent that, while not hidden in other songs, takes an approach rarely seen from Lil Uzi Vert.
14. 20 Min
20 Min was a bonus track on the deluxe version of Luv Is Rage 2, and, shockingly, it didn’t find a spot on the original album release. Yes, it’s that good. Putting on his storytelling cap, Lil Uzi Vert talks about falling for a fan in the crowd and stealing her away from her boyfriend in under 20 minutes. He succeeds, but that’s not what makes the song. It’s his perfect delivery and the signature melody of the song that helps it stand out, even among a catalog full of awesome melodies.
15. What’s The Move
What’s The Move wound up being a star-studded team-up of Lil Uzi Vert and Young Thug. A classic melodic rap single, the song saw the duo wondering what was next for both of them and questioning relationships in their lives. Of course, there’s plenty of flexing, from letting your girl buy whatever she wants to talking about cars and clothing. It was the start of a beautiful relationship that saw the pair turn into frequent collaborators and served as one of their most successful tracks together alongside Up and Yamborghini Dream
16. Nuyork Nights At 21
While you probably can’t say you’ve had a very similar life to Lil Uzi Vert, that didn’t stop him from dropping one of the most relatable songs ever for 21-year-olds. A smoky and effortless love song, Nuyork Nights at 21 is a bit of a deeper cut from Lil Uzi Vert, but it’s still epic. It was beautiful in an unexpected way, setting up the song for a lot of success with the fans the song connected with and adding more to the army of Lil Uzi Vert listeners out there.
17. Buy It
I imagine a shopping trip with Lil Uzi Vert would be fun. And by fun, I mean the best experience of your life. No matter what you point at, the man just tells you to buy it. He’d be the ultimate person to send to the mall with a picky woman who wants stuff but keeps putting it back. Buy It might namedrop a ton of brands and come off as one of Lil Uzi Vert’s most casual deliveries. But that’s the point. It’s a fun song and among the best he’s ever put out.
Lil Uzi Vert spent a lot of his rap career taking the mature approach to his haters, saying they must be having a bad day or giving excuses for them. Not so in this song, YSL spends the first minute talking shit about anyone and everything (mainly his enemies) at a blistering pace. Once the beat drops, he goes on an epic freestyle full of hilarity and puns. It’s almost like he took off all the chains holding him down for this one, and the world is better for it.
19. New Patek
Is it possible to combine an anime soundtrack with jazz pianos and 808s? If I’m asking, the answer is obviously yes, and Lil Uzi Vert did it to perfection with New Patek. It’s not a classic flexing song despite being named after a flashy watch brand, and it laughs in the faces of people trying to emulate Lil Uzi Vert instead. This one’s for the anime watchers out there, referencing Naruto and Transformers on the way to telling the haters they just can’t hack it.
20. Free Uzi
Lil Uzi Vert went through a really tough period in his career when he felt stuck with his record label. He didn’t think he was being treated fairly, didn’t like his management, and just wanted some control over his career. He got it, releasing Free Uzi without permission. See, this wasn’t about getting him out of jail; it was about freeing Lil Uzi Vert from his record label. It wound up being a blistering takedown of the label and everything it stood for and one of the coolest acts of rebellion in music industry history.
Before Free Uzi was conceived or released, Shabazz PBG’s Shells gave Lil Uzi Vert the perfect opportunity to air out his grievances with his record label, and he took the chance. Never getting too serious, he essentially spends his guest appearance threatening the record label holding him hostage, and demanding respect from them. That respect should be coming in either letting him go free or cutting him what he considers a fair check.
Lil Uzi Vert tends to deal with deeper songs when he’s at his best, but this one wasn’t it. In his Baby pluto alter-ego, POP sees Lil Uzi Vert talking about relations with a woman and flexing all of his money. It’s not complicated, but his signature flow and delivery are fully displayed.
23. Super Saiyan Trunks
Whether you know it as Super Saiyan or Super Saiyan Trunks is irrelevant. What matters is how awesome this song is. Super Saiyan was one of the songs that helped Lil Uzi Vert break through to fame, born of his love for the anime Dragon Ball Z. Much like the character Trunks in the anime, when this song was released, Lil Uzi Vert had purple hair, a calling card and an ode to one of his favorite characters in one of his favorite shows.
24. Sanguine Paradise
Sanguine Paradise was one of the coolest songs to come from Eternal Atake and was one of the first two singles to be released from the album in 2019. Several reworked song versions were leaked online, including the original version, which was a problem. A hacker stole them and was selling them through the messaging app Discord. It was the first song released by Lil Uzi Vert after signing with Roc Nation and winning his dispute with his first record label. Sanguine Paradise would climb to number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100, 12 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, and 44 on the Rolling Stone Top 100.
25. Ps & Qs
How can you flex on your current girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend harder than knowing you stole her from him? Rap a killer song about it. That’s how. Perhaps the funniest flex song of Lil Uzi Vert’s career.
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