Back in 2016, I was 20 years old and a broke college kid struggling through the perils of undergrad. During that summer, I decided to start my own personal blog, aiming to write about music news and give reviews on albums that piqued my interest. I took notice of the strong opinions I had on everything involved in Hip-Hop culture, but they were only communicated with close friends and sporadic tweets. Even then, I wasn’t fully able to articulate my ideas in a fashion where anyone and everyone could read what I had to say. Funny enough, my first post was a song of the week review for Lil Uzi Vert’s track “Ps and Qs” from his third mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World. Admittedly, my thoughts were scattered and a bit unorganized, but the emotion was conveyed. Provided with production from fellow Philadelphia native and eventual mentor to Uzi was DJ Don Cannon. With his label connects and off-kilter production, Lil Uzi Vert was receiving a sound that separated his music from the field. The shuffling accordion synths, mixed with 808 trap drums, laid the foundation for Uzi to recount his Casanovian heroism in winning over his now ex-girlfriend, from her ex-boyfriend.