Lil Uzi Vert Names Mike Jones Among Top 5 Most Influential Rappers

During the interview, he revealed the top five artists that helped make him the rapper he is today. And I would wear the fedoras, and I would wear the tight Polo tees with the skinnies, and wear the Vans and sh*t,” he added. But, just where I was from, I felt like I was the first person in the fu**in’ world that was listening to him. “I remember the number by heart. I used to watch on YouTube when Young Thug used to perform at the little like skating rink shits. 11). Not even before the public. I felt like that.”
You can take a look at the full interview below. The first rapper he mentioned was Mike Jones. “I actually knew before the public. “I wanted to be Lil Wayne. The reason that he was such an influence to me was because he was almost like a mythical creature back then,” he said. I had a Boost Mobile and my mom would give me $15 and I’d get phone cards and shit and I would spend all my money calling Mike Jones’ number ’cause I wanted to talk to him,” he said. He also mentioned Young Thug, who he described as a “mythical creature.”
“This was later in my life. I’m not from Atlanta, so everybody out there knew about that man before me. That’s the first rapper I learned everything lyric for lyric, and I wanted to be like him. He had that star power.”
As he moved through his list of influences, he mentioned Lil Wayne, whose style he admitted he actually tried to emulate. Another rapper that had a major influence on him was Kurupt, who Vert said had that “East Coast mentality but that West Coast swag. He wore the fake piercing below his lip every day so that he could feel more like Lil Wayne. He also praised his aunt Remy Ma, for some of his success. He also said that he ordered a fake piercing off of Amazon, which had a magnet. She one of them girls from the hood that was the DMX fan and the Remy Ma fan,” he said. Right now, to this day: 281-330-8004. Twitter
Facebook “I got a gangsta aunt and my aunt definitely a little different. He even remembered the Houston rapper’s phone number and shared it with fans. Mike Jones gets his flowers from Lil Uzi Vert. Uzi made the appearance, of course, sporting his $24 million diamond forehead piercing. It’s always interesting when rappers reveal who the most influential voices were leading up to their success. I felt that star power from him. He continued on to say that he always knew that Young Thug would be successful. So, I used to listen to I Came From Nothing, I Came From Nothing 2. When I was younger, girls would say I looked like Lil Wayne, so I would run with that. “The first rapper that I ever learned lyric for lyric was Mike Jones. Lil Uzi Vert revealed his influences while being interviewed on The Fat Joe Show on Instagram Live last Thursday night (Feb. Atlanta and around Atlanta, Georgia or whatever.