Eternal Atake fails to reach hopes

Lil Uzi Vert’s new album Eternal Atake is an ignominy to rap. Much awaited, the album failed to reach high hopes set by fans for almost two years, as it consisted of mumbled rap and subpar lyrics. 

The album starts out with the piece “Baby Pluto,” an intro that foreshadows the hour of the listeners lives they will never get back. The listener gains this insight with the first verse, “I turned to an addict, I bought me a Patek / I bought her a baby one,” where Uzi starts out the album rapping about his addiction to buying watches. Following, Uzi vocalizes how he counts money and has sex at the same time. From the destitute lyrics of even the first few verses, listeners can see what is forthcoming.

Listening to songs similar to “Baby Pluto” in the album, I simply can’t comprehend why Lil Uzi’s fans consider him to be deep. Lil Uzi might rap about heartbreak, but how is that any different from other rappers? Nearly all of the rappers in the industry talk about depression and cope with their feelings through music. Furthermore, Uzi puts in “deep” lyrics directly after flexing about his wealth and sex life. From this, how is he deep, his music might touch on challenging aspects in life, but then he throws in verses on how he is addicted to buying watches, and I can’t see past those lyrics.

Considering how long Lil Uzi has been working on Eternal Atake, it would be expected that the mixing and beats are new, cohesive, and enjoyable. However, they fail to meet even the most basic standards. I noticed repetitive beats in Uzi’s songs that could be found in most other artists’ music. 

 Looking at every aspect of “Eternal Atake”, I cannot see this album as anything but average. For such an anticipated album, it let anyone with functioning eardrums down. For those reasons, I award the album a one out of five for its achievements.

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