Lil Uzi Vert Has Been In the Studio With “The Very Intelligent” Kanye West

By | Posted December 14, 2016
"He drop gems on you [and] he don't even know."
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When he's not taking a meeting with Donald Trump, Kanye West is in the studio with Lil Uzi Vert.

Seriously.

In a new interview with DJ Whoo Kid that was filmed three weeks ago but released earlier today (December 14), the 22-year-old Philly rapper revealed that he has recently spent time working with Kanye West.

"He drop gems on you without—he don't even know," explained Uzi. "He's just talking and he's dropping gems. He's very intelligent."

Later in the interview, Whoo Kid asks Uzi if by working with Kanye, he has switched up his style or approach to making music. "I'm not going to say I switched my style up as of now, but of course Kanye helped my style in general," he said.

I can't say I'm the biggest Lil Uzi Vert fan (read: I don't ever listen to his music), but the records I have heard don't sound like they're embedded with much of Kanye's musical influence. That isn't to say that Kanye hasn't, like Uzi said, helped him grow into the artist he is today, but it's doubtful the "mumble rapper" will go back to actually rapping as a result of being around 'Ye.

As for Kanye, the list of new school artists he's worked with in 2016 seems to increase every week—Uzi Vert now joins a lineup that includes Migos, Desiigner, and Lil Yachty.

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