Lil Uzi Vert | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

2017 has been a record-breaking year for North Philly rap star Lil Uzi Vert. Before releasing the full length Luv Is Rage 2, Uzi’s “XO TOUR Llif3” went quadruple-platinum, breaking multiple records for streaming numbers and hard-copy sales. Luv Is Rage 2 also recently went gold after debuting at #1 on the Billboard 100. Uzi is now a certified rock star and lives his life to fit the part. And just when we thought he was taking a break from releasing new music, he gifted us four new songs on the deluxe version of Luv Is Rage 2: “Skirr Skir”, “Loaded”, “Diamonds All On My Wrist,” and “20 Min.”

Uzi is a master of conveying deeply complex emotions in the most appealing ways while still boasting of his wealth, sexual endeavors, and fame. The hit single from the album, “XO TOUR Llif3” is the perfect example of a song that covers the depressing realities of Uzi’s earlier years before he gained rap success while still sounding like a club banger. For Uzi, nothing is off limits; but no matter what he raps about, he is able to put his own purple-haired, tight jean, wacky ad-lib flavor all over it.

On December 22nd, Uzi comes home to Philly to play a show at the Liacouras Center on Temple University’s campus.Tickets are on sale now, more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Dig into the deluxe Luv Is Rage 2 below, and check those four bonus cuts at the end.