"A$AP is the shit, man," Uzi tells me. "For real. Definitely paved the way for a lot of us young artists, just with fashion and everything. Even though Kanye and Pharrell been doing fashion, it was just more relatable to us 'cause they were younger, and it was more they still was outside in the street." Uzi drew on A$AP Ferg's explosive cadences as a rapper, too. Another influence was Big Sean: "That shit really taught me how to flow, dead ass."