Lil Uzi Vert is back, better in new studio album ‘Eternal Atake’

Aaron Kim

After a three year hiatus and repeated statements on social media saying he was done creating music, Lil

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Shortly after releasing “Luv is Rage 2,” Uzi threatened on Instagram that his music-making career was over.

Uzi Vert is back with a new approach to music-making. Though in his new studio album “Eternal Atake” Uzi’s rapping is deliriously good and his production beats are impeccable, the songs overall lack substance, and the repetitive style makes the album mediocre.

“Baby Pluto”

With a combination of a catchy flow, a fast-paced and ominous beat and classic Uzi lyrics, “Baby Pluto” is one of, if not the, best song on the album. What truly separates this song from the others is its minute-long build-up which later makes the anticipated beat drop so much more satisfying.

“Lo Mein”

Oftentimes, Uzi’s vocals can be lost when paired with a strong beat, but in “Lo Mein,” Uzi’s rapping abilities are showcased more than ever. For the first 30 seconds of the track, the beat cuts out frequently, varying the pace and Uzi’s voice, which compliment each other.

“Silly Watch”

Utilizing continuous flow and loud vocals and beats, this song was merely a poor replication of a mainstream song that lacked substance and creativity.


Out of all the music I’ve reviewed, I’m confident that this song is by far the most repetitive song I’ve come across. It repeats the line, “I’m the n**** make your bitch wanna pop” an absurd 20 times and was seemingly a last-minute addition to the album.

“You Better Move”

Similar to “POP,” this song lacked originality in terms of lyrics and was oddly paired with a sound that mimics an alarm that plays every two seconds. It was certainly one of my least favorite songs, and the album would’ve been better had it been left out. 


Uzi’s legendary style was finally exhibited in “Homecoming.” Similar to Uzi’s hit “20 Min” from his 2017 album “Luv is Rage 2,” “Homecoming” was an exhilarating, fun song conveying energy, dancing and partying, all factors that equate to the ideal hype song.

“I’m Sorry”

Unlike the other songs on the album, “I’m Sorry” adopted a slower pace, an incredibly refreshing distinction from the other mostly fast-paced songs.

“Celebration Station”

Produced by Brandon Finessin, “Celebration Station” exuded the most catchy and creative beat on the album, allowing Uzi to vary his flow to ultimately create one of the more desired songs among fans.

“Bigger Than Life”

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Since the release of his fourth studio album, “Luv is Rage 2,” in 2017, Uzi has released a collection of singles, but “Eternal Atake” marks the revival of his album making.

The only way I can describe this song is groovy. It had a way of making one bounce up and down, nodding their head in satisfaction. It was most definitely one of the catchier songs on the album.

“Chrome Heart Tags”

Introduced with an ominous beat and closing with Uzi’s elegant harmonization with a group of backup singers, “Chrome Heart Tags” was one of the more unorthodox tracks, making it intriguing because of its originality and variation in tones.

“Bust Me”

“Bust Me” was not a stand-out song nor a negative addition. It’s blandness was only compensated by its beat-drop build-ups.


This song’s instrumental, which was leaked in the album’s short film “Baby Pluto,” was sampled from Travis Scott’s “way back,” and therefore adopts a style unlike his other songs. However, Uzi somehow manages to transform the instrumental into a masterpiece of his own.

“Urgency (feat. Syd)”

The only song with a feature, “Urgency” brought new flavor into the album, contrasting Uzi’s quick pace with the calm tone of Syd, juxtaposing the name of the song itself through its easy-going quality.


Constantly mentioning Uzi’s ability to make money and drive new cars, the lyrics of “Venetia” were anything but humble. The vocals themself were mediocre, yet the lack of meaning and the monotony of the lyrics made the song go from a neutral to negative rating.

“Secure The Bag”

Similar to “Venetia,” “Secure The Bag,” highlighted Uzi’s ability to secure many different luxurious items or “bags.” It was yet another boring song lacking substance.


Using the iconic beat from his hit song, “XO Tour Llif3,” “P2” was by far one of the best songs on the album simply because of the mood it emits: energetic.

“Futsal Shuffle 2020 – Bonus Track”

Released in Dec. of 2019, “Futsal Shuffle 2020” was extremely catchy. By incorporating lines such as, “Are you serious?/I swear my money get serious./Okay, all my checks, I just be clearin’ it,” Uzi delivered a banger to deprived fans. 

“That Way – Bonus Track”

A spinoff of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way,” Uzi used a slightly slower pace with varying tones to produce a hit track. It was the perfect combination of vibrant and appeasing to cap off Uzi’s return to music.