“Eternal Atake,” Lil Uzi Vert’s most important album to-date, seeks to live up to lofty expectations.
HONORABLE MENTION. THAT WAY “That Way” sounds like a trill-ass Sesame Street song. Not only do you get a colorful instrumental on it, but you also get harmonies by Lil Uzi Vert that sound like some Kidz Bop s**t. Fellow douchebags, no need to worry, throughout “That Way” you get lyrics by Uzi that are both braggadocios and savage (Read below):
Woah, she from Atlanta, she went to Cascade, ayy (Let’s get it)
She ride the D like she’s tryna drag race (Woah)
Don’t slow me right down, I like it fast-paced, ayy
That is enough about that girl, everyone know it is my world
If he dropped an album, thought it was trash day (Yeah, woah)
I’m on my own, not talkin’ masturbate, yeah (Ew)
She gave me dome ’til I graduate, woah
I’ma grab a Bentley, Mean might go and grab a Wraith, yeah
I had to snap back into reality and go grab a fitted (Fitted)
My jeans, yeah, they fitted (Woo)
But Lil Uzi, he is so far from the timid (Let’s go) Kudos to Genius! Do you know why “That Way” made honorable mention? Because it’s one of the most creative/unique songs I’ve ever heard in my life (Who else can make Backstreet Boys lyrics sound trill?).
5. BABY PLUTO
“Baby Pluto” starts off Eternal Atake flawlessly! With the track featuring a beat that is on some futuristic s**t, Uzi recklessly reminds the world that he has prices on his head, a whole lotta woman, a whole lot of clones, a whole lotta guns, a whole lotta red (wink, wink) and a splash of morals (He finally denounces the devil in the track).
The best thing about “Baby Pluto” is the many different styles of rapping you get by Uzi on it. The second best thing about the track is Uzi’s Dennis The Menace-like lyrics.
4. I’M SORRY
I get it, there are tougher bangers and catchier tracks than “I’m Sorry” on Eternal Atake, but in my opinion, Uzi’s best sound is the one you hear on this particular song.
With the instrumental to “I’m Sorry” boasting both hard-hitting and soulful vibes, Lil Uzi Vert effortlessly switches between mopey and braggadocios. Yes, he sings soulfully about leading a jumpoff on in the song, but he also sings cockily about busting her down. Whatever the case may be, I think we can all agree that any girl who thinks she is going to end up in a relationship with Uzi after she was spotted with his ops needs to be drug-tested.
Uzi loves talking about his diamonds in love songs, right? Seriously, in “I’m Sorry,” he claims to be in a tumultuous situation with a girl he’s messing with, yet he talks about his diamonds in the song… (What’s diamonds got to do with it, got to do with it?)
I f**king love the rebellious energy “Homecoming” gives off! Matter of fact, the song makes me want to say “f**k It, I’m putting pinto beans in my chicken burrito today! (F**k social constraints).”
I can see myself doing ‘the whip’ to “Homecoming.” With the track boasting an instrumental that I can easily see Vanilla Ice getting hard over, Uzi spits reckless bars about his street-certified, violent, brash, disrespectful, and money-making ways.
Though Lil Uzi Vert doesn’t use uber unique flows in “Homecoming,” he does rap with a style that is rather explosive. (He literally sounds like he’s shouting out directions to another driver while doing 90 on a highway in the song)
2. YOU BETTER MOVE
“You Better Move” is unbelievably trill! I get it, Uzi is a 5’4 man that is probably 120 pounds soaking wet, but by golly, he knows how to talk s**t!
“You Better Move” features a trill-ass instrumental that sounds like it just got done robbing an M&T bank. Over it, Uzi raps cockily about toting guns, killing shows, smashing women that are in relationships, driving impressive whips, and making money. Though the song doesn’t feature any creative melodies, it does feature a style of rapping that invokes head nods, and lyrics that encourage bad behavior.
For someone who said that he hasn’t had sex in a few months, Uzi talks about smashing chicks a lot in his music…
1. FUTSAL SHUFFLE 2020
“Futsal Shuffle” is Lil Uzi Vert’s second-best song to-date.
So why is “Futsal Shuffle” so amazing?
- The track features futuristic dance vibes that you cannot ignore.
- The lyrics Uzi Vert spits out in the track are entertainingly negligent.
- Uzi’s rebellious/youthful energy on the track will make you want to feel young again.
- The track features an instrumental that does a phenomenal job of taking over your body.
- The music video to the track is beyond fire!
If you still aren’t convinced that “Futsal Shuffle” is a special track, bump it at your next party and see how many people lose their f**king mind.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. BABY PLUTO (4.5/5)
2. LO MEIN (4/5)
3. SILLY WATCH (4.5/5)
4. POP (3/5)
5. YOU BETTER MOVE (4.5/5)
6. HOMECOMING (4.5/5)
7. I’M SORRY (4.5/5)
8. CELEBRATION STATION (3.5/5)
9. BIGGER THAN LIFE (4/5)
10. CHROME HEART TAGS (3/5)
11. BUST ME (4/5)
12. PRICES (3/5)
13. URGENCY (3.5/5)
14. VENETIA (4/5)
15. SECURE THE BAG (3.5/5)
16. P2 (4.5/5)
17. FUTSAL SHUFFLE (5/5)
18. THAT WAY (3/5)
Eternal Atake features music that will go way over your head… For now. Do you know what’s frustrating about Lil Uzi Vert? His songs are so cutting edge, it takes time to figure out if you like them or not. Seriously, I didn’t think “Futsal Shuffle” was a major hit when I first heard it, but the more and more I played it, the more and more I loved it! On Eternal Atake, there are so many tracks that will get better with time, so what you need to do is make sure you keep paying your monthly Spotify bill so you can allow them to grow on you.
Uzi’s rapping style is legendary. Lyrically, Uzi doesn’t say anything amazing (let’s be honest). Matter of fact, if you compare his lyrics to LilGotIt’s lyrics, I’m sure you will hear an uncomfortable amount of similarities. With that being said, it’s Uzi’s deliveries of his ordinary lyrics that make him a special artist. Throughout Eternal Atake, the 25-year-old rapper toys with various flows, unique melodies, and beyond interesting voices. Also, on the low, he drops several clever punchlines on the album.
TikTok will love Eternal Atake. There isn’t an artist in the hip-hop game right now that is better than Lil Uzi Vert at making songs that people are going to want to create trendy dances to. On Eternal Atake, there are a plethora of songs that have infectious bops, vibes that are youthful, and rhythms that are beyond perky.
Lil Uzi Vert is one of the few rappers in the game that can carry a body of work all by his lonesome. Eternal Atake has only one guest on it: Syd. That means seventeen tracks on the album feature only Lil Uzi Vert (Technically there is a children’s choir on “That Way,” but they are not credited as a feature on the album). Since the Philly native can rap/sing in so many different ways, the album feels more like a collaboration album than a solo one.
What the f**k is “P2?” I get it, XO Tour life is an amazing song, but a lesser quality version of the song is just pointless. Nonetheless, I know you imbeciles will love the song (SMH).
Uzi experiments a lot on Eternal Atake. Throughout Eternal Atake, Lil Uzi Vert swings for home runs. Sometimes he strikes out (aka “POP”), but at the end of the day, if you are swinging for home runs and not singles, even if you only hit a few, you’re still going to come out a winner. Right now, Uzi is winning.
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