Lil Uzi Vert’s next album, The Pink Tape, has been the subject of new revelations. Don Cannon was interviewed on Math Hoffa’s My Expert Opinion podcast on February 8.
During the 90-minute interview, the illustrious producer-executive divulged some extremely intriguing and truly stunning details about his Generation Now signee, Lil Uzi Vert, and the Philly rapper’s highly anticipated album, The Pink Tape.
Don Cannon included Lil Uzi Vert on his list of the best rappers he’s ever had the pleasure of working with in the studio, which included Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne and compared his drive and passion to those of the late Basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
Cannon gave a stunning statistic in relation to what Uzi has to offer on The Pink Tape by stressing the “Just Want Rock” lyricist’s unwavering work ethic when it comes to crafting songs.
“I have to say him [Lil Uzi Vert] because he’s nonstop,” Don Cannon said in the video below at the 6:19 mark. “Like right now, are working on an album, we got 680 songs.”
Math Hoffa and his co-hosts were astounded by the huge quantity of songs Uzi had been working on, so they inquired how long it took the “XO Tour Llif3” musician to gather nearly 700 songs. Don Cannon’s response was “18 months.”
Cannon continued, “I refer to him as Kobe Bryant after hearing that he would shoot jump shots after the game. This is what he is doing. He will give you a hit and then proceed to do five songs every day.”
The head of Generation Now also emphasized that Lil Uzi Vert’s sobriety has had no effect whatsoever on the Philadelphia native’s work ethic or creativity.
Don Cannon stated, “Sober, high; he used to get high, but now he’s sober doing ’em.” “Nothing has changed, therefore he is still one of those men. And it’s different because he’s producing a variety of songs. Possibly a rock song, a real rap song, because he raps so well.
He might acquire his melodic shite. That is a fun activity.” While there has been no official announcement of a release date for Lil Uzi Vert’s The Pink Tape as of yet, the album was speculated to arrive in December of last year, but the date was pushed out to February of this year, generating widespread anticipation among Uzi fans.
Lil Uzi Vert has been riding high for the past four months on the strength of a single song, “Just Wanna Rock,” despite Don Cannon’s claim that he has 680 songs in his catalog.
Since its official release in October of the previous year, the viral hit has been one of the most popular hip-hop songs on TikTok in 2022, won the 2023 Award for Video of the Year, and has recently entered the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 singles list.
As if those achievements weren’t enough, Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Want Rock” and its accompanying dance moves helped Drake break his infamous sports curse while cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl last week.
DJ Drama announced earlier this month that “Just Want Rock” has replaced “Dreams and Nightmares” as the official sports anthem of Philadelphia, Lil Uzi Vert’s hometown.