Lil Uzi Vert cleverly releases Eternal Atake (Deluxe)


Kyle Atkinson

After dropping his well-received sophomore album Eternal Atake just one week ago, Lil Uzi Vert is back with more new tracks. The new release doubles as the deluxe edition of Eternal Atake and a new project Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2. This is obviously a sequel to his 2016 project of the same name. Combining the two releases makes EA into something of a double album and fans couldn’t be more pleased.

Officially called Eternal Atake (Deluxe) – Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2, the project contains 14 new songs and a load of features. Featured artists include Chief Keef, 21 Savage, Young Thug, Gunna, and many more. The release also comes with many hyped tracks that Uzi teased during the past three years. Some of these songs include “Myron”, “Kobe”, “Come This Way”, and “Lotus”. There are also many tracks we hadn’t heard yet and all of them are superb.

Eternal Atake (Deluxe) review

Man, as if Eternal Atake wasn’t enough new music from Lil Uzi already. Don’t get it twisted, I’m absolutely ecstatic that we even got this new tape. If you read my brand new Eternal Atake review, you’re aware that I love the album and keep it on repeat. Eternal Atake (Deluxe) plays like a perfect second half for the original album. It shows us that Uzi can take it back to his roots with his playful and melodic style. 

While I like it, the project is a stark contrast to most of what we got on the original release of Eternal Atake. Instead of going with a deeper concept or track sequencing, Uzi gives us a brand new collection of straight bangers. There’s no reference to Baby Pluto or Renji in sight, and that’s totally fine. This project feels like more of a fan service, especially with how he was interacting with fans on Twitter all week. He was asking what songs that fans wanted to see included on the album, and of course they chose all of his famous snippets. I’m glad that he sprinkled new tracks in here and there and included some dope features. 

His recent interaction with fans has been amazing for me to see and it shows that Uzi really is back. He’s recaptured that playful and fun energy that he originally brought in 2016. There were times in the last few years that I really doubted that Eternal Atake even existed. I am so glad that I was proven wrong on that. 

Overall, Eternal Atake (Deluxe) – Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2 is very good and I enjoy the whole thing. It can feel a little bloated if you listen to all 32 tracks in a row, but that isn’t the point of this album. Uzi went back to his roots after dropping a great album, what more could we want from the man? Standout tracks from the new project are “Myron”, “Kobe”, “Trap This Way”, “Get The Guap”, and “Leaders”. I have a feeling that this isn’t the last music drop Lil Uzi Vert has planned for us in 2020. I can only hope that he tours soon so I can see this beautiful music performed in person.

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