Grammy-nominated artist Lil Uzi Vert and pop-punk band Blink-182 are teaming up for the group’s new album. Blink’s drummer Travis Barker spoke out about their collaboration, describing it as a “cross-genre” project between hip-hop and pop-punk.
Lil Uzi Vert Is Collaborating W/ Blink-182
In a recent Spotify “Rock This with Allison Hagendorf” podcast interview, Barker revealed that Blink has already recorded a song with the Philadelphia native rapper that also features hit-making star Pharrell. Rather than calling it a “rap title,” Barker said the song had more of a “punk” and “reggae-feeling” to it. The track is set to be featured on their next album, which they have yet to reveal the title or release date for, but TB confirmed it was in-progress.
“I mean, it’s not like Blink’s making a rap song or anything,” Barker clarified. “It’s like bringing Uzi over to our world. So it’s more of a punk kind of like reggae-feeling song. I don’t think Blink will ever be anything but a pop-punk band. That’s who we are, and I feel like our fans have journeyed with us when we’ve done songs like ‘Miss You’ or ballads like ‘Adam’s Song.’” (“Rock This with Allison Hagendorf)
Lil Uzi Vert Has No Problems With Other Rappers
Lil Uzi Vert recently answered a Twitter fan who assumed the artist had beef with former president Donald Trump-supporting rapper Kodak Black. Uzi cleared the air and said he’s cool with Kodak, then answered similarly to fans who asked if he’s down with Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, Rich The Kid and pop star Justin Bieber.
We know you don’t fw Kodak
I do … who told you that
Lil Uzi Vert Takes A Jab At Tekashi 6ix9ine
Well, there is one notable rapper that Lil Uzi Vert doesn’t rock with: Tekashi 6ix9ine. Hip-hop’s most infamous snitch is on the bad list of a lot of people in the industry, and Uzi supposedly threw some shade at him following Tekashi’s public altercation with Philly homeboy Meek Mill.
“[So] many rats nowadays god will handle em”
Wack 100 Flames Meek Mill
Recently, West Coast rap executive Wack 100 lit up Instagram with content aimed to question Meek’s character. Specifically, his posts suggest Meek might have manufactured a new feud with 6ix9ine because his music isn’t hitting right now.
“MEEKWASHINGTON THE ACTOR #JordanTower don’t know you but your on point with this one . We wanna know why you folded – It’s one thing to have a phobia for rats but this one doesn’t have a tail —- 🐀1- 🎤0”