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A$AP Mob leader A$AP Rocky recently shared some major praise on hip-hop newcomer Lil Uzi Vert and likened him to rap veteran Lil Wayne.

In a new interview, Rocky dishes on Uzi Vert’s star power and key characteristics.

Though he’s often grouped with irreverent peers like Lil Yachty and Playboi Carti, Uzi spits with an electricity and a pointed sense of melody he gleaned from listening to rock. “His style, his approach and his voice: I don’t think I’ve heard somebody as raspy since [Lil] Wayne,” says ASAP Rocky, one of Uzi’s idols. (Billboard)

Recently, Atlanta producers DJ Drama and Don Cannon shut down Lil Uzi Vert/Taylor Gang signing rumors.

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Last month, rap veteran Wiz Khalifa appeared to confirm buzz about Lil Uzi joining his star-studded Taylor Gang roster.

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A few months ago, Wiz rolled out his Taylor Gang mixtape TGOD, Vol 1.