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Lil Uzi Vert Makes An Appearance In Webcomic Series 'unOrdinary,' Becoming The First Rap Artist To Do So

Lil Uzi Vert is known in the industry for being an animated rapper, and now he’s brought literal meaning to that in a new collaboration. As a fan of cartoons himself, the Philly rapper has joined WEBTOON for its successful digital webcomic “unOrdinary,” which makes him the first rap artist to join the platform, according to information shared with AfroTech. John and Sera doing normal teenage things – like going to a @liluzivert concert?? 😲 Head over to read the newest episode of #unOrdinary by @uruchanOFR now! Only on #WEBTOON ! 🔗 — WEBTOON (@webtoonofficial) March 17, 2022  

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 18, 2022

Lil Uzi Vert Said To Have Used The Cryptocurrency Ethereum To Purchase A McLaren

Lil Uzi Vert has proven he’s a rapper that’s looking toward the future. In an Instagram post, JT of the City Girls revealed that she received a McLaren for her birthday (And as we can see, the Hip-Hop star is clearly thrilled). But clearly, there are “levels” to this. On an episode of the Full Send podcast, RD Whittington — a celebrity car broker — revealed that Lil Uzi Vert paid for the sweet whip in Ethereum. “He just bought his girlfriend a car,” he said. “It was a gift. And he paid it in Ethereum.” Whittington — whose upcoming show, “Million Dollar Wheels,” will be premiering on Feb. 28 on Discovery+ and is executive produced by Jamie Foxx — explained that part of the reason Lil Uzi Vert paid in the popular cryptocurrency was that he needed the car pretty quickly. However, he couldn’t do a wire transfer from bank to bank. So, he asked Whittington for his Coinbase information, which was provided, and the payment was subsequently sent over....

Lil Uzi Vert Became One Of The Biggest Rappers To Come Out Of Philly — But What's His Net Worth?

Lil Uzi Vert has proven that you can be emo and successful. The Philadelphia native-born Symere Bysil Woods has had a string of Hip-Hop hits, including “Money Longer” and “You Was Right” since he first exploded onto the scene in 2016. But, these days, he’s been making a different type of money move. As AfroTech previously reported, Lil Uzi Vert made headlines when he reportedly used the cryptocurrency, Ethereum, to purchase a car for his longtime girlfriend, City Girls superstar JT. And he clearly has the money to plunk down for such an impressive car. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the “emo rapper” — who claims to be a fan of rock acts like Paramore and My Chemical Romance, and claims they’ve influenced his rap style — is one of the top-paid rappers in the industry today. Between September 2017 and September 2018, he earned an impressive $20 million and that was based solely on the strength of his album and single sales. On the streaming side, Spotify reports that Lil Uzi Vert...

Lanre Gaba Promoted To Co-President Of Black Music At Atlantic Records

Lanre Gaba has climbed her way to the top. After serving in roles such as A&R Administration, Head of Urban A&R Operations, and General Manager of Urban A&R, Lanre Gaba can celebrate a new title. Variety reports Lanre Gaba has been promoted to co-president of Black music for Atlantic Records , just in time for her 20th anniversary with the company. Lanre Gaba will now work beside her colleague and co-president Mike Kyser and report directly to chairman-CEO Craig Kallman and chairman-COO Julie Greenwald. “Lanre’s growth over the past two decades has been a wonderful thing to witness,” said Kallman and Greenwald, according to Variety. “She’s evolved into one of the most admired and accomplished execs in our business, driven by a real fan’s passion, deep knowledge and relentless work ethic. Our artists and our team love her for her devotion, creativity, and experience. The combination of Lanre and Kyser will make a brilliant leadership duo for our Black Music department, as we continue...

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 19, 2022