Roc Nation seems to have officially taken Lil Uzi Vert under their wing today (3/27). Uzi recently gave Roc Nation a shoutout on his Instagram story this past Sunday (3/24). When Roc Nation reposted the shoutout to their own page, fans began raising eyebrows. But today, the artist was added to the artist management tab of Roc Nation’s website.
Uzi has reportedly been feeling trapped by his current deal with DJ Drama and Don Cannon at Generation Now. He has been promoting the hashtag #FreeUzi, and claiming that the label will not allow him to release his album Eternal Atake. Though the label has denied this and insisted that Uzi is free to release his album whenever he chooses, Uzi has continued to be vocal about his feelings towards his present record deal.
Uzi’s partnership with Roc Nation seems to have come out of nowhere. However, he has credited Jay-Z for getting him back in the studio. It will be interesting to see how the freshman rapper’s career advances after this significant move.