by Jacob McKay
The collaborative tape features 7 songs from the Atlanta Veteran and Philly upstart, featuring production from Zaytoven and Manny Fresh among others. An interesting concept for a collaboration to say the least, as both rappers offer very contrasting deliveries. Uzi feels at home over most of the production here, with Gucci sounding out of place on some of the songs. It’s up to listeners to decide, but I would venture to say that Lil Uzi is in the process of cementing a sound that isn’t quite the same as Gucci’s old Atlanta. “Changed My Phone”, the first song on the project, sets the tone with hard hitting production from C Note and a filthy hook by Uzi. Gucci feels at home here, and this could be the song on the project that goes the farthest. “In ’04” features both Uzi and Gucci on the hook, and is the other most successful example of collaboration on the project. The project is Uzi’s 3rd this year, and adds to Gucci’s impressive list of releases since being freed from jail. Listen to the project below, and stay tuned for more releases this winter.
“Blocking my haters like Shaq”-Lil Uzi Vert