Lil Uzi Vert dropped his latest album “Eternal Atake” yesterday it is the second studio album by Uzi. While fans clamor over the album his fans are super pumped for about half of his new album. Don’t get me wrong but Lil Uzi should’ve spent a little more time in the editing room. There are way too many forgettable tracks to call it an instant classic the album is packed with his signature rapid flow and beats that slap. There were times when artists like Nas dropped all-time classics like “Illmatic” that had only ten tracks all it needed to be a timeless gem. It’s a classic from the first track to the last.
Call me Old School but I think that 18 tracks aren’t necessarily overkill, but “Eternal Atake” has plenty of stuff that doesn’t need to be in there. Maybe it’s not Lil Uzi Vert’s fault. Maybe his record label had a quota. But let’s don’t call this is an instant classic. Do we really need songs like “Prices”? Just another rapper makes a song flexing about his money, great. After several listens, I’m pretty sure the hook of the song says, “How’d you end up in my price?”I wonder Uzi how’d this song end up on your album?
You’re better than this, Lil Uzi Vert. You’re not from Earth, you’re “from outer space,” like you say on the banger “Venetia” you are “Baby Pluto.” Why are you coming back down to Earth to sound like every second rapper in the game? Cut it down Uzi. Lil Uzi Vert’s new album hits its lowest point on “You Better Move. “Which samples the beloved computer game 3D Pinball for Windows – Space Cadet, where Lil Uzi Vert repeatedly orders us to move. Well, Uzi, we might move if you chose some better beat, the track sounds like some toddler sampled Super Mario Bros music then fell asleep on the bass button. There’s a song in Eternal Atake that does the exact opposite of its title “POP” the only thing that this track makes pops when it plays are the fingers going on the mute button.
I’m not trying to declare that Lil Uzi’s “Eternal Atake” is no good. Its fun, it slaps, and Lil Uzi Vert sounds better than today’s most autotune and mumble rappers. But the album ends on its lowest point featuring a bonus track “That Way.” The song samples the Backstreet Boys, a group that’s better off left in the past. Instead, lil uzi vert eternal atake revives the 90’s boy band, which could become an upsetting trend in the hip-hop community. Lil Uzi Vert dropped a good surprise album. But let’s not act as if it’s groundbreaking or it’s a timeless classic. He’s a pretty fine rapper with a compelling story. He deserves praise for speaking up about mental health and illness, and while he may take the trap music industry to new heights, this album probably won’t make it to the hip-hop hall of fame.