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Real NameREAL NAME: Symere Bysil Woods (RAPPER, SINGER, SONGWRITER )
Date of Birth July 31, 1995
Years Active2012- Present
Net Worth$25 Million
Real Estate$4.4 Million
Known forRenji, Baby Pluto, Uzi Vert, Lil Uzi
NationalityAmerican

Symere Bysil Woods known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he gained initial recognition following the release of the commercial mixtape Luv is Rage (2015), which led to a recording contract with Atlantic Records, to whom they signed under DJ Drama’s Generation Now imprint.

Early life

Symere Woods grew up listening to Mike Jones and Ying Yang Twins Jones’ 2005 was the first album they purchased. He also began listening to Marilyn Nabson, Paramore, Smash Mouth, and The Rocket Summer when he was 13 years old. 

Woods dropped out of school and soon started working at a Bottom Dollar store, but quit after four days they were kicked out of their home by their mother. The situation led to Woods getting their first face tattoo, the word “Faith” under their hairline, which provoked them to take their rap career seriously.

Career

Beginnings: 2010–2015

Woods began to rap in 2010 after hearing classmate William Aston freestyle over a remade Chris Brown instrumental. Woods referred to himself at that point in his life as a “regular kid. Woods, Aston, and another friend created the musical group Steaktown in what they say were “just for the money” under the name “Sealab Vertical”. 

They later changed this name to Lil Uzi Vert inspired by the way someone described their rap “flow” as “Fast, like a machine gun.” Woods’s first project, an EP titled Purple Thoughtz Vol. 1 was released on January 19, 2014.  

After the release of The Real Uzi, Woods signed a record deal with Atlantic Records through DJ Drama, Don Cannon’s, and Leighton Morrison’s imprint, Generation Now.

They were featured on fall out Boy and Wiz Khalifa’s “Boys of Zummer” tour in August 2015. Woods released their second mixtape, Luv is Rage on October 30, 2015. They were further called a “breakout artist of 2015” by HotNewHipHop.

2016: Breakthrough

Lil Uzi Vert performs at the Hard Music Festival, on July 31, 2016

On July 12, 2016, Woods announced their fourth mixtape, The Perfect Luv Tape which was released on July 31, their 22nd birthday. The mixtape featured the singles “Seven Million”, featuring Future, and “Erase Your Social”, both of which failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The mixtape debuted at number 55 on the Billboard 200 album chart and is certified gold by the RIAA. In October 2016, Woods was announced to be an additional artist on Canadian singer Theo’s tour.

Woods announced a collaboration mixtape with Gucci Mane, 1017 vs. the World which was released on November 23, 2016. Four days later, Woods announced Luv is Rage which eventually went through a series of delays.

2017: Luv Is Rage 2 Main article: Luv is Rage 2

In January 2017, around the time the album was released, the single peaked atop the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Uzi’s first number 1 single as a lead or featured artist, and their highest-charting single overall. On February 27, 2017, Woods released the EP Luv is Rage 1.5 while on tour with the Weekend. The EP was positively received for its “nerdy” nature, with Kingdom Hearts-themed instrumentals and lyrics referring to anime, Steven Universe, and hentai. 

In early August, hip-hop media personality DJ Akademiks claimed that Luv is Rage 2 would be released within 30 days. On August 24, 2017, Luv Is Rage 2 was announced for a surprise release at midnight, and on August 25, Lil Uzi Vert released the album which included the top ten single, “XO Tour Llif3” as the lead single.  “Wokeuplikethis” was eventually certified platinum and peaked at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

In 2018, Woods announced that they had completed a mixtape with record producer Wheezy. The then-chosen cover art for Eternal Atake references the logo of the cult Heaven’s Gate. The two members who survived the cult suggested that legal actions could be taken against Uzi for copying the logo style.

On July 21, 2020, Woods and Future hinted at an upcoming joint project titled Pluto x Baby Pluto on their social media. Pluto x Baby Pluto was released on November 13, 2020, and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. 

2021–Present

On July 16, 2021, they also announced the title of their upcoming album The Pink Tape. Woods subsequently announced an upcoming project titled Forever Young, as well as a follow-up to Luv is Rage 2 and a project to be released exclusively on SoundCloud.

 On July 12, 2022, Woods announced an EP titled Red & White, which was meant to be released before Pink Tape. The EP was released ten days later, with them releasing several highly anticipated tracks exclusively on SoundCloud in the lead-up to its release.

 On June 30, 2023, Woods released their third solo studio album Pink Tape, containing 26 songs, including 3 bonus tracks.

Personal Life

Woods was in a relationship with fashion designer Brittany Byrd from 2014 to 2017. Byrd moved from California to attend the Parsons School of Design, where she was studying when she met Woods. A popular figure among Woods’ fans, she also appeared in the music video for Woods’ breakout single “Money Longer”. On June 26, 2017, Woods and Byrd broke up, which Woods announced with a song titled “Stole Your Luv”. Since 2019, Woods has been in a relationship with JT of the hip-hop Duo City Girls. In 2023, Woods confirmed that they identify as gender non-conforming.

In February 2021, Woods revealed that they had a 10-carat pink diamond implanted in their forehead, which they had planned to do since 2017. They acquired the diamond, whose value was reported as $24 million, from jeweler Elliot Eliantte. Woods stated that the decision was influenced by the animated series Steven Universe, of which they are openly a fan, and by fellow rapper Lil B, who has a similar implant. 

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Controversies 

Woods has been accused of being a Satanist originally by battle rapper Daylight who claimed that Woods worshipped Satan. In July 2018, Woods told a crowd of fans that they were “going to hell” with them.

In March 2023, Woods stated that references to Satan they make are figurative and not literal and that they do not believe Satan exists. 

Legal Issues

2016–2020 arrests

On December 8, 2016, Woods was arrested for recklessly driving a dirt bike. Woods and a friend were driving a dirt bike without lights and helmets being noticed by police caught and held on a $6,500 bond. In November 2017, the charge was resolved with Woods receiving a community service sentence. In October 2020, Woods and several others were arrested in the streets of Philadelphia after being involved in a paintball gunfight. 

2021 Assault Charges

On July 2, 2021, Woods and Saint John got into a confrontation that led to a physical altercation between the two which resulted in Woods flashing a gun at the two, then holding the gun to their ex-girlfriend’s stomach.

On July 6, 2021, XXL reported that Woods allegedly hospitalized Byrd by punching her in the face multiple times and putting a gun to her stomach.

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