Lil Uzi Vert’s hit single generated a large amount of lyric searches.
Lil Uzi Vert’s melancholic anthem “XO Tour Llif3” was undoubtedly one of the biggest songs of the year, catapulting the young rapper to new heights and solidifying his place one of the more reliable money makers to come out of the “Soundcloud rap” area of the music industry. Now, word is coming out via Genius that some of his lyrics for the hit single were the most-viewed on the site in 2017.
The following passage, possibly the song’s most well-known refrain, have been heralded by the music wesbite’s official Instagram page as the prose that listeners looked up the most this past year. While that may come as a shock to some, the statement should seem like an afterthought to those who were watching Uzi’s career closely this year. The single was released to almost universal enthusiasm from fans, picking up steam remarkably quickly and becoming a sensation almost overnight. When Luv is Rage 2, the Philly native’s proper debut finally dropped earlier in the summer, “XO Tour Llif3” was given a new lease on life with a more mainstream audience, which led to it’s increased popularity with the public.
Striking an emotional chord with those who are quickly identifying with rap’s current “punk” phase, this latest distinction should only augment Lil Uzi Vert’s profile and underscore the kind of success he’s come to enjoy in such a short period of time spent in the rap game. Hats off to him and the rest of the team that helped fashion “XO Tour Llif3,” which will surely go down as one of Soundcloud’s biggest-ever contributions to music.
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