Lil Uzi Vert’s next album, Barter 16, will reportedly be executive produced by London On Da Track. According to Brown Girl Grinding’s Loren Lorosa, sources close to the situation confirmed the news earlier this month. Lorosa shared an Instagram post over the weekend that read, “EXCLUSIVE: sources have confirmed with me that London on Da Track will exec produce lil uzi’s highly anticipated album Barter 16.”
No further details were provided aside from a photo of what looks like cover art doodles on an iPad and someone’s arm hooked up to an IV.
Lil Uzi Vert fans are evidently clamoring for new music from the Philly-bred rapper, even in the wake of the recent Pink Tape release. The project served as Uzi’s first offering since 2020’s Eternal Atake and became rap’s first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this year.
As reported by HITS Daily Double, the Pink Tape project was projected to move more than 165,000 total album-equivalent units in its opening week, with roughly 3,800 of those being pure album sales. The album surpassed Morgan Wallen’s chart behemoth, One Day At A Time, which has been in the top spot for at least 15 non-consecutive weeks.
The chart-topping effort came with a promise from Lil Uzi Vert. On July 4, Uzi shared a photo of the Pink Tape album cover to their Instagram Stories and wrote, “Get this 2 number one and I will drop the album y’all really looking for.” Hours later, Uzi updated his Instagram bio to read, “Luv is Rage 3.”
Luv is Rage 3 would mark the third installment in Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage series (or fourth if counting the 2017 Luv Is Rage 1.5 EP). The first one, which was touted as a mixtape, arrived in 2015 and was followed by Luv Is Rage 2 two years later. The latter debuted at No. 1, with more than 135,000 total album equivalent units sold. It produced Lil Uzi Vert’s only diamond-certified single, “XO TOUR Llif3.”