It appears Lil Uzi Vert may have been a huge fan of JoJo World’s Bricksquad camp. Uzi borrowed some lingo made popular by Bricksquad’s own Lil Mister and P. Rico in song “Dark Queen,” which appears on debut album “Luv Is Rage 2.”
In “Dark Queens,” Uzi sings, “Never catch me lackin run a red light (no lackin shorty, skrrt)/B***h we talk in codes we the real slimes (on folk n’em).”
Lil Mister and P. Rico popularized “no lackin” in 2012 upon the release of their Fly Ty-directed music video.
In the song, Uzi also reps the Gangster Disciples – a street gang founded and primarily based in Chicago.
Last week, old footage resurfaced of Uzi freestyling to P. Rico’s “Hang With Me” and mimicking the Bricksquad rapper’s mannerisms from the song’s Fly Ty-directed visual.
P. Rico took to his IG account to react to the footage.
The caption on the post read, “ S/o 2 @liluzivert Everybody Remix My Sh*t Ya Dig. #LegendaryP.Rico. Man Its Sad How Da Industry Treats Us. I inspired A Whole World And Nobody Gives You Credit. F**k The Other Side! Lil S*t Uno 4eva Ahh Trendsetter B*****!!!!!!!”
Lil Uzi Vert doesn’t mention Bricksquad when speaking about his influences. Uzi, however, gives credit to Chief Keef.
Uzi praised Uzi during a sit-down interview with XXL Magazine.
“My generation – Chief Keef. He’s definitely influential,” he said, recalling Sosa’s selection in the 2013 XXL Freshman class. “It’s impossible to be a successful artist, and not be influential. It just comes with it. You know it comes with the territory with this. I guess being influential, some people would say it’s overstepping your boundaries. But you take something from everybody. Everybody do.”
Last year, Lil Uzi admitted during an interview with Sway In The Morning that Sosa is one of his many influences.
“I listen to a lot of Sosa,” he said. “Even in my early days of rapping, I was listening. When I started rapping, it was Asap… because I started in high school. Everything I listen to, you can hear influence in my music. I listen to a lot of people, even rock stars. I take melodies from rock songs. I really don’t know about nobody else other than the people I listen to. For me, of course I got influences. …You just gotta take it and make it yours.”
Chief Keef and Lil Uzi Vert recently got into the studio together. Sosa provided fans a preview of the record while in traffic.
The single could appear on Sosa’s upcoming album “The Dedication.”