Lil Uzi Vert might not have a debut album, but he already has three platinum plaques. The Philly MC’s hit “Money Longer” is the latest to be certified by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Produced by Maaly Raw and Don Cannon, “Money Longer” appeared on 2016’s mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World. “You Was Right” — another single from that project — was Uzi’s first solo platinum single.
Uzi’s first platinum plaque overall, unveiled back in January, was for Migos’ “Bad and Boujee.” Last month, Uzi also earned a gold plaque for his work on DJ Esco’s Future-assisted “Too Much Sauce.”
“You Was Right” and “Money Longer” are Uzi’s first and third highest-charting singles to date. His second, “XO TOUR Llif3,” is well on its way to receiving a certification from the RIAA, as well.
Despite his success, Uzi has yet to release his debut album, Luv Is Rage 2. He recently addressed the delay in a series of since-deleted tweets. “Can I honestly tell y’all why this album ain’t drop,” he wrote. “It’s because of a Old Person who doesn’t Understand what’s going on right now……Can You Guess Who?” Some believe that Uzi was referring to DJ Drama, who Vert is signed to under Generation Now.
In December, Drama spoke out against Wiz Khalifa’s claims that Lil Uzi Vert was signed to Taylor Gang. “Respectfully, we have alotta of love for Taylor Gang and Wiz, but Lil Uzi Vert is signed to Generation Now,” he tweeted.
But these hold-ups haven’t hurt Vert’s productivity too much. In fact, he released his Luv Is Rage 1.5 project back in February.