Lil Uzi Vert coming to Tallahassee, and he’s bringing special guests

 (photo via Instagram photo @liluzivert)

Hip-hop rapper Lil Uzi Vert will be performing on the Tucker Civic Center stage at 8 p.m. April 13, accompanied by special guests Young Thug, City girls, and YBN Nahmir. 

This will be Lil Uzi’s second time in Tallahassee; previously he performed at the now-defunct Coliseum nightclub in 2016.

This was Imani Hines’ second time seeing Lil Uzi Vert. She first saw him in in concert at Rolling Loud Music Festival May of 2016.

But, this was her first concert she attended while in college. “He is a amazing performer,” Hines said.

“The energy was high and the crowd was insane. When he came on the stage the entire Coliseum went wild. One of the best nights of my life,” Hines added. “He started off onstage and hopped in someone’s booth that’s how crazy it was.”

According to Hines, fans can expect a wild night.

A Philadelphia native, Lil Uzi Vert gained recognition after releasing his debut single “Money Longer,” along with several mixtapes. His most recent release was his debut studio album “Love is Rage 2,” which bumped to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in 2017. Lil Uzi was named one of the top XXL Freshmen July, 2016.

Lil Uzi’s sound is one of a kind. Its head banging hip-hop, and if you don’t think those two phrases belong in the same sentence you might want to listen to a few of his songs.

His alternative rap style separates him from other artists. His sound is unpredictable but it’s just what this generation needs, a little mix of everything. His music has sometimes been labeled as “emo-rap.”

Mathew Crespo, a freshman at Florida State, said he’s “excited” to see lil Uzi. He believes the advertising for the event was quite strategic in its marketing to college students. The demographic of Lil Uzi’s listeners are primarily young people between the ages of 16-22.

“The fact that I’m in college means I am in the age range from about 18-22,” Crespo said. “I am local and have an easier chance to attend; the advertisement is maximizing the possible revenue they may make from this event.” Crespo said.

Tallahassee is heavily populated by students, and among the three major colleges in Tallahassee, Florida State is ranked one of the top 20 party schools by the Princeton review.

Lil Uzi Vert is the guy to get the party started.

Special guests include hip-hop rapper Young Thug. Young Thug has a unique vocal style almost considered an alternative hip-hopper. Thug’s rise to fame came about after his collaborations with Rich Homie Quan, Future, Birdman and other notable names of hip hop.

 Lil Uzi and Young Thug released tracks together before Uzi’s release of Love is Rage 2. They also share a similar interest in fashion.

Other artists headlining are The City Girls. – JT and Young Miami, Miami  natives who are the newest signees to Quality Control Music. They are moving up the hip hop ladder quickly, and not slowing down any time soon, after gaining notoriety from for their hit single “F*ck that N*gga” they dropped another single “Where the bag at” which released in February and the music video already has over 3 million views. (WSHH) Their sound channels the aura of Trina in its raunchy lyrical approach and their unique look portrays a chic, fast, and fly lifestyle.

YBN Nahmir – Nick Simmons– is also on the list! The young rapper is only 18 but he’s dedicated to his craft. He gained his stardom after releasing his single “Rubbin off the Paint” to world Start Hip Hops’ YouTube channel in 2017.  The single has risen to No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100.


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