Fresh off the release of Luv Is Rage 2, Lil Uzi Vert is back with even more new music. For the spacey "Mars," Uzi links with Maxo Kream to detail the struggles of waking up on the Red Planet after doing some Xannies on Earth. Snippets of a slightly different version of this track were shared back in May. Catch the final version of "Mars," which premiered on OVO Sound Radio over the weekend, below:
Luv Is Rage 2 debuted at the most logical spot on the Billboard 200 for an album of its magnitude. With 135,000 equivalent units, Uzi took the No. 1 spot from an artist with whom he should collaborate immediately, Brand New. Uzi treated fans with the Virgil Abloh-directed "XO Tour Llif3" video shortly after securing the top spot.
The album, Uzi revealed later, was made "for our youth." Specifically, Uzi wants the album to teach younger artists "how to format real songs." Uzi is now planning to follow the album's massive success with a rock album. Though a seemingly inevitable Marilyn Manson collab hasn't been announced, Manson did open up about his thoughts on Luv Is Rage 2 and his relationship with Uzi during a chat with Zane Lowe Monday.
According to Consequence of Sound, Manson and his collaborator Tyler Bates are currently "gearing up" to work on Uzi's rock album. "I think that if I had to pick what Lil Uzi Vert should be, if he's involved in rock, it's an early Bad Brains or Faith No More, but with a catchier element," Manson said. "I think he has punk rock in him. He's a lil crazy motherfucker. And good. Smart as fuck."