UZ is an OG in this trap game. Undoubtedly a masked enigma who holds sacred his anonymity, his identity may never be revealed to the public. People may even be wondering if he ever takes off that mask. Does he sleep and shower with it on in the off chance that someone might sneak into his home for evidence of the face behind this mask. On the other hand, he could walk around in plain clothes, through the crowd at his own sold out show, and not a soul would recognize him. He might be giving the general public too much credit here, going to such great lengths to hide this identity of his. Most die hard fans can’t even pick out their favorite artists in a crowd, so why go to all this troubl to hide who you are from the world?
Today is not the day that UZ will unmask. He will continue to tap his fingers around in the air, and raise his trap arms high at shows, while drinking Heineken by lifting that gold mask so that the bottle reaches his mouth. There was a big announcement today, but it doesn’t hold the weight people are claiming. Let’s just get the facts straight before talking shop. Nowhere has it said that UZ is retiring, nor is he unmasking. He dropped the final two segments in his acclaimed music series Trap Shit, Volumes 23 and 25.
Sure, this is the end of an era. These tracks in this series helped to define trap music as we know it. If we didn’t know better, his music might sound like generic trap to us. These new releases, on the surface, with their snare rolls, deep bass horns, liquid drips, and sound bytes only found in the trap, could be mistaken for generic trap sounds to the naked ear. Anyone who has seen UZ live has never again questioned his skills. Same with these originals. They are crisp and clean production. They are authentic, real trap shit. They are ball trap music. They are UZ, and everything that goes with him. The font, the sound, the mask, and the enigma. Even though this series is over, it doesn’t mean anything for the future of UZ as an artist. He will continued to be mimicked in sound, and revered by those many, well respected artists that follow him blindly and wait on his next move.
Don’t be baited to click on falsified information. Learn the truth, except you’ll never find out more than UZ wants you to know.