Lil Uzi Vert Takes Him Tri-State for ‘Just Wanna Rock’ Video – VIBE.com

The viral track inspired by Lil Uzi Vert’s Jersey club (which has TikTok in a chokehold) has finally received a visual treatment. Filmed in New York, “Just Wanna Rock” depicts Uzi traveling in an intergalactic monster truck before landing at a party full of dancers.

Featuring cameos from notable TikTok stars like 2rare, Uzi hits his footwork routine as the crowd beats him. He later finds himself on the streets of New York, causing a huge commotion as he dances on top of his vehicle before the police arrive.

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Without much lyrics on the song, Uzi raps, “Ha! Block 1600, I just wanna rock (shake)/ I just wanna, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah/ I just wanna rock, body-ody, yeah (shake)/ Shawty got that body-ody, ah, ah, ah (shake it) / Hit her once, no ties (shake it-shake it) / How the hell you gonna kill my vibe? (Shake it) / Stand on my money, I don’t know my size (shake it-shake it).

The dance routine – which includes the popular TikTok move where you move your hips back and forth – caused a huge debate over whether it originated in Philadelphia or New Jersey. According to famous Jersey club producer DJ Jayhood and many other New Jersey locals, the dance belongs to the Garden State and is called “Rock ya hips”.

‘Shake ya hips’ ain’t a new dance and here’s proof JERSEY REALLY THE TREND IN TODAY’S MUSIC SCENE!” Jayhood tweeted. “It’s really called ‘Rock ya hips’ but they don’t don’t want to give us our credit and put those who are really responsible for the wave on the songs. Do some real research.

Assuming Jayhood was referencing the Uzi song and using Philadelphia dancers in the visual, many have voiced their own opinions.

A Twitter user said“As a philadelphia nigga I have to say the dance definitely started in the jersey. Philly used to make fun of ’em too a few years ago lol…but this younger generation didn’t care about a thing all of that…they started adopting all the dances…Jersey definitely needs the credit.

Another one added, “Just let those Philadelphia kids earn their money in peace.” Jayhood replied, “& kids in swimsuits shouldn’t? Foh.. hell no it doesn’t work like that dude.

The Gibson Hazard-led video comes after thousands of videos circulated on TikTok using the hashtag #IJustWannaRock. Even some celebrities have joined in the dance craze catapulted by Uzi. Kevin Hart posted a hilarious video of his Uzi dance attempt as he kept repeating the ‘I just wanna rock’ refrain.

The single follows the release of Uzi’s EP RED WHITE which fell in July. ‘Just Wanna Rock’ is set to appear on their upcoming fifth studio album The pink band. However, its release date has yet to be confirmed.

Uzi also revealed that he will be taking part in a 20-city tour in 2023 produced by Live Nation.

Check out the energetic music video for “Just Wanna Rock” above.

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