At this point, there’s no denying that Veeze is the newest rising star to emerge out of Detroit.
As he approaches the final leg of his (newly international) tour with Babyface Ray, Veeze’s rocket ship ride to the top took another turn towards the moon this week when Lil Uzi Vert hopped on the remix of “GOMD” – his infectious hit single that’s been resonating with cool kids across the country, having them enthusiastically declare that “20s ain’t nothin but change” right along with him.
Since it first dropped in March, Veeze’s latest single has quietly become one of the biggest sleeper hits of 2023. Between his lovable nonchalant delivery, Detroit native Tye Beats’ (co-prod Moon) incredible and unorthodox production, and the nonstop quotables breaking down his player ways, “GOMD” feels like the very essence of Veeze boiled down into a single track. Despite his deceptively sleepy cadence, his bars are sharp, dense and have been co-opted for countless Tweets and Instagram captions across social media. Not to mention IG’s new notes feature being full of “GOMDLBLBGOMD,” the comically-long acronym that mirrors the song’s standoffish chorus.
Veeze’s big moment got even bigger when it was revealed that Lil Uzi Vert would be jumping on the remix. But on Wednesday (May 10th) he tweeted out “Awww somebody leaked me I’m hurt,” as leaks of the collab started to circulate, before making the decision to release it the same day with a message of gratitude for Uzi: “Thanks anyways vert appreciate you 4L.” While it may have arrived earlier than planned, fans are certainly glad it’s here – appreciating the unexpected link-up and enjoying hearing Uzi get into the Detroit spirit with some Veeze-inspired bars.
In news that his somehow even larger than an Uzi collab, Detroit’s newest star took to Twitter to let us know that his long-awaited album Ganger is finally approaching in the most Veeze way possible: “Album next month guys re Fuckin lax fr before I give up.” Later on Wednesday (May 10), he blessed fans once more when he revealed that LUCKI would make an appearance on Ganger by hilariously asking his followers to spam LUCKI to turn in his verse for the album.
While Veeze may not be a household name just yet, he’s certainly well on his way. From the aforementioned co-signs, to his inexplicably tight bond with Lil Baby (who helped earn his first Billboard entry with “U-Digg” last year), to a freaking Erykah Badu appearance at his pop-up shop in NYC last week – there’s a reason he refers to himself as “7 Mile Justin Timberlake”, “New Lil Wayne,” and throws his name in with a long list of goats on “GOMD” that includes Jay, Ye, Beyonce, Gucci Mane and a bunch more.
There’s no doubt that Detroit is one of, if not the most influential city in hip-hop right now. And if Veeze is the scene’s most influential rising star, what does that make him?
Listen to Veeze’s “GOMD” (Remix) feat. Lil Uzi Vert