Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2 review

Minjun Kim and Noah Neri

On March 6, 2020, Lil Uzi Vert surprise released the album “Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2”. Even though this album is technically “Eternal Atake Deluxe,” it is clear that “Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2” is an entirely separate album because of the different aura the two albums give. Everything about “Eternal Atake” feels polished, from the samples to the alien skits scattered throughout. “Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2” is more spontaneous, bringing 2016 Uzi and all of his favorite collaborators with the full songs to snippets fans were begging for. “Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2” can be more fun at its high points, but some of the songs feel like sloppy fillers. The Paw Print takes you through our track-by-track assessment of the album.

 

“Myron:” “Myron” is one of the most loved songs in the album, possibly the best one. There’s a reason why Uzi fans have been begging for this track for years. The song is packed with Uzi’s infectious energy, and the song’s instrumental track is revolutionary despite the generic wordplay.

 

“Lotus:” The song starts with a melody that reminds the audience of outer space, which is the theme for the eternal atake story. The song is full of alien vibes in the beat and will have some eerie feeling. The lyrics, like most of Uzi’s other songs, represent his wealthiness and “flexes.” 

 

“Bean (Kobe) feat. Chief Keef:” Dedicated to the late, legendary NBA player Kobe Bean Bryant, the song was originally supposed to be named Jellybean, which is Bryant’s father’s middle name. However, after the tragedy in January, the song was named after Bryant’s middle name, Bean. The line “You know I’m ballin’, usual like Kobe”  hits differently after the tragedy.

 

“Yessirskii feat. 21 Savage:” By featuring 21 Savage, this song hypes up the audience through a wonderful collaboration between the two rappers. Its keyword, “Yessirskii,” which is also the title, hooks the fans into being in love with this song. Like a lot of Uzi’s other songs, this song has a line that will instantly get stuck in your head.

 

“Wassup feat. Future:” Another song featuring an infamous rapper, this one features Future (oh that rhymes). As welcoming as the song title is, the song’s chorus only consists of “What’s up,” while Future compounds this issue by adding even more repetitive lines in his verse. Though the chorus could get annoying, it could be considered as one of the most memorable catchphrases in the album.

 

“Strawberry Peels feat. Gunna and Young Thug:” “Strawberry Peels” is probably the most upbeat song in the album. Need a song to hype you up? Here you go. This song will make you start jumping around and vibing. Featuring Gunna and Young Thug, they really give off their aggressive aura in the song. Cutting off at 1 minute 55 seconds, the song is short. If it was longer, because the beat is hard-going, it would get boring.

 

“I Can Show You:” This song has a rather hypnotic melody. The line “I do not care how you feel” explains how the artist does not care how a girl feels but only cares about his money.

 

“Moon Relate:” Just like its unique beat, the song, “Moon Relate” gives off weird vibes. Here, the term “moon” is used as a metaphor for the effects of drugs. However, the real point in this song is how the speaker explains that he is not from Earth, which is fairly frequently mentioned by him.

 

“Come This Way:” “Come This Way” is a song with a rather moody beat that will set you off for some emotional times. Because of such emotional lyrics, you may find yourself simping. Nonetheless, the song is one of my favorites in the album and I’d recommend it to anyone. 

 

“Trap This Way (This Way):” “Trap This Way (This Way)” has a nice flow and it gets the fans vibing and excited. The song also uses Uzi-style poetic repetition in its lyrics. 

 

“No Auto feat. Lil Durk:” The song “No Auto feat. Lil Durk” is one of the hard and fast beat songs in the album. The rather explicit intro/chorus gets you all sorts of hype. Featuring Lil Durk, they show a great collaboration in the piece. However these types of songs may be boring after 2 or 3 plays.

 

“Money Spread feat.Young Nudy:” The song “Money Spread feat.Young Nudy” is another hard/fast song in the album. It gives off a little bit of an exciting vibe and also some flexing vibe.

 

“Got the Guap feat. Young Thug:” Here once again Uzi’s favorite repetition style kicks in from the very moment the music starts. The song has a xylophone-sounding melody, which I personally love, and Uzi and Thug’s rapping puts the finishing touch on it. As mentioned, Young Thug is featured once again in the album. 

 

“Leaders feat. NAV:” “Leaders feat. NAV” is great, however it is not a song for people expecting mostly Lil Uzi Vert in the song. It feels as if the song should be more like “Leaders feat. Lil Uzi Vert” because there is only one verse from Uzi, with the rest of the song sung by NAV. This isn’t all bad, because NAV somehow shines far brighter in his feature verses than any of his solo projects. The song was a surprise for sure, but a welcome one.