By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
This past week, a record titled ‘Free Uzi‘ surfaced online but Atlantic Records soon came out saying that it isn’t an official release and wouldn’t comment if Lil Uzi Vert put it out on his own. Uzi retired from music at the beginning of 2019 due to label issues but has been trying to release his music. He’s signed to Atlantic but also under contract with DJ Drama and Don Cannon’s The Generation Now label.
Drama and Cannon refused to clear Uzi’s verse on the song ‘Wanted You‘ which was on Nav’s new ‘Bad Habits‘ album. Uzi soon brought on Jay Z and Roc Nation to handle his legal and business matters. This was made in order for Uzi to get closer to be able to release his music again. Drama and Cannon recently said Uzi is free to release his second studio album ‘Eternal Atake‘ whenever he’d like but that isn’t saying much as now according to TMZ, they’re refusing to pay for his studio time and recordings.
Generation Now’s defense is that Uzi hasn’t been sharing any of the music he’s recorded in Philly and that’s an issue because it makes it hard to set release dates along with marketing and promotion. It’s hard to tell who’s been truthful about the situation but Uzi is very passionate about his music so Drama and Cannon may be the ones in the wrong. Uzi released his ‘New Patek‘ single last year as well which is expected to appear on Eternal Atake.
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