Platinum Entertainment Group, NU WORLD & Devin Price Presents will be bringing hip-hop artist Lil Uzi Vert to the Ryan Center on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.

Vert is an American rapper and songwriter, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to Billboard, Vert broke out of Philadelphia with “a relaxed style that connected the dots between Young Thug, Chief Keef and the A$AP Mob.”

He spent years mastering his music, making sporadic trips to New York City in order to record a friend’s studio connection. Over time, he has created a distinct style that reflects his love for Wiz Khalifa as much as it does his passion for Marilyn Manson.

“I take influences from everything and put them into what I do,” Vert said in a quote from Atlantic Records, describing his music. “It’s a really delicate balance, and it’s something I’m proud of. You can wear skinny jeans and still be hard. It’s rap, but I get a lot of influence from rock music.”

It was announced in December of 2015 that Vert had signed to Atlantic Records, with DJ Drama and Don Cannon as their newest recording artist. The announcement came following the unofficial release of Vert’s mixtape “Luv is Rage” in October of 2015. The mixtape had 12 tracks and featured rappers Wiz Khalifa and Young Thug.

The mixtape exploded online and led to Vert being named “Breakout Artist of 2015” by Hot New Hip Hop. “Luv Is Rage” was met with a lot of attention from critics and fans alike. Vibe magazine described it as “depicting street life from the perspective of a young kid trying to flourish in a city plagued with drugs, violence and police brutality.”

Vert gained more recognition as a professional rapper with the release of his debut single “Money Longer” in February of 2016. The single prefaced his latest mixtape “Lil Uzi Vert vs The World” which dropped on May 27, 2016 and he is currently promoting on tour.

Tickets for students cost $35 for floor tickets or two for $60. For general admission floor tickets cost $43 or two for $80. Concourse tickets can be bought for $28 to $38. Tickets can be purchased at the Ryan Center box office or online at http://www.theryancenter.com/events/Lil_Uzi Vert_Vert.

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