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Lil Uzi Vert Announces ‘Barter 16’ Following The Success Of ‘Pink Tape’

Lil Uzi Vert's Musical Evolution: From 'Pink Tape' to 'Barter 16'

In the wake of his latest album ‘Pink Tape’ topping the Billboard 200, Lil Uzi Vert has teased fans with the announcement of a new project, ‘Barter 16’. The ‘Pink Tape’, which was described as an experimental project by the artist, became the first rap album to reach number one in 2023, selling 167,000 equivalent units in its first week.

The Philadelphia-born rapper took to Instagram to celebrate the success of ‘Pink Tape’ and to announce the upcoming ‘Barter 16’ mixtape. In his post, he wrote, “Sitting here thinking bout how I went #1 on an experimental tape. My apologies, Barter 16 mixtape on the way.” He ended the post with a shout-out to fellow rapper Young Thug, writing “Free Slime,” a reference to Thug’s ongoing legal issues.

The title ‘Barter 16’ has sparked speculation among fans and industry insiders. Some believe it could be an homage to Young Thug, whose 2015 mixtape ‘Barter 6’ was a nod to Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter’ franchise. Others are wondering if it could be a joint project with Young Thug. However, no further details about the mixtape have been revealed yet.Lil Uzi Vert Announces 'Barter 16' Following The Success Of 'Pink Tape', Yours Truly, News, February 22, 2024

The announcement of ‘Barter 16’ comes on the heels of Lil Uzi Vert’s revelation of a potential third installment of his ‘Luv is Rage’ series. During a live stream while playing Call of Duty, when asked about the possibility of a ‘Pink Tape’ deluxe version, he dismissed the idea and instead hinted at a new album on the horizon.

In addition to new music, fans can look forward to seeing Lil Uzi Vert on tour this fall. The ‘Pink Tape Tour’ is set to begin on October 21 in Minneapolis and will conclude in his hometown of Philadelphia on November 22. This marks his first headlining tour in five years, following the 2018 ‘Endless Summer Tour’.

As fans eagerly await more details on ‘Barter 16’, Lil Uzi Vert’s recent success with ‘Pink Tape’ and the anticipation for his upcoming projects underscore his influence and staying power in the rap industry. With his unique style and experimental approach to music, Lil Uzi Vert continues to push boundaries and redefine the genre.

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