Prices

Album: Eternal Atake (2020)
Charted: 25

Songfacts®:

  • "Prices" features Lil Uzi in braggadocios mode, flaunting his lavish lifestyle, designer gear and bedroom prowess. He boasts that his "price" is going through the roof.
  • During the second verse, Uzi interpolates the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock":

    Hickory, dickory, dock
    VVS all in my clock


    VVS stands for "Very Very Small" inclusions, referencing a nearly perfect diamond with almost no visible flaws.
  • "Prices" samples the instrumental from the second half of Travis Scott's 2016 cut "Way Back." The producer Harold Harper earned his first major placement by speeding up Cashmere Cat's original beat and incorporating it into this song.
  • Harper recalled to Rolling Stone that he connected with Kesha Lee, Uzi's primary engineer, when she put out a call for beats on Twitter. "I emailed her some and probably three days later she emailed me back like, 'Uzi used this one, used that one,'" Harper remembered. "So I just kept building the relationship."

    Harper eventually sent so many beats to Uzi that "the engineer told me he asked, 'why [is the producer] never up here? And she's like, 'he lives in Florida.'"

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