As we head into the New Year, I’m celebrating the 20 years since I first discovered Lil Uzo Amara in 1994.
I’ve been a fan of the artist since his first album, The Way That I Feel, debuted in 1994, and I’ve listened to his work over and over again for the last five years.
The 20th anniversary of Lil Amara’s debut album is an occasion to remember those 20 years, and it’s a good time to remind everyone that he’s still alive.
As I was preparing to put out my 20th Anniversary of Lil Usla on YouTube, I decided that I wanted to celebrate with a special video to celebrate that milestone, so I turned to the folks at Lil UZI to make a special Lil UZAMEDAY video.
As you can see, I had a lot of fun working with the artists, and they have been very generous with their time and talent.
You can check out Lil Uzas 20th Birthday Video below.
I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
And as I mentioned earlier, I want to make sure to share the video with all of you on YouTube so you can share this special anniversary with your friends.
Let’s take a look at Lil Amaroa’s 20th year as a performer.
Born in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Amara was the youngest of four siblings.
He started his music career at the age of nine, but moved to Los Angeles, where he spent time working in the entertainment industry.
He then moved to the city of New York, where his father was a film producer, and Amara would often visit.
He was also a fan favorite in the New York music scene, playing in the legendary Littles on Broadway band and playing on some of the biggest names in hip-hopping.
At the time, the term “ghetto” was only beginning to be used, and a lot was made of the “glamour” of these groups.
Amara began his career in 1996 in New York’s Queens borough when he began playing in a small punk band called The New Faces.
It was during this time that Amara met fellow New Yorker and producer, Lil Uzzaman.
In 1998, Amaya released his debut album, the song “Lil Uzi Amara,” which featured the hits “Pimp a Butterfly,” “We Got It From Here…”, and “Bless You” and was signed to RCA Records.
Amaroas debut album was released in 1999, and the song, “Crazy, Uzi,” was released the same year.
Amaya followed up with a number of singles including “The Way That We Feel,” “Love and Peace,” and “Sleazy Love.”
Amaros third album, Lil Usa, was released a year later.
In 2002, Amaroos third studio album, Amla Rasa, debuted.
The album is filled with tracks such as “Mamasa,” “I Love You,” “Ghetto Boy,” “Mama Mia,” and many more.
Amarras debut EP, The New Years Eve, was in 2003.
The songs “Mamacita” and “Lipstick” also appeared on Amaro’s debut EP. 6.
Amaronas second album, Usa Amara, was produced by RCA.
Amarinas third studio release, Usla Amara II, was followed in 2005 by the release of his third album The Way We Feel, which included his hit single “Pussycat.”
Amaruas fourth studio album was the album I would consider his most commercially successful, titled The Way that I Feel II.
The record featured his hit song, Uzzamama.
The release was a huge success and was hailed as a major success in the hip-hoes world.
Amarnais fourth album, UZamamaya, was the biggest seller to date and became a big hit with hip-hip-hop fans everywhere.
Amaranas third album was titled Usla and he continued to tour extensively throughout his career.
He also released several albums that were also released that year.
Amaris third studio record, The Future of Usla, was a collaboration between Amaro and Uzamaya’s producer, RCA Recordings.
Amarreas second studio album and the debut album that featured his single “Momma,” was called Usla A La Mujer.
Amarias first album of his own was called The Way Amara Is.
The track “Pump Me Up,” featuring Amara and producer Rick Ross, was featured on Amaras first album.
Amaria continued to release new albums, most recently UZa Amaria