If you’re in my car and I’m controlling my auxiliary, you’ll likely hear songs from Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv is Rage, The Perfect LUV Tape, Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World, and the joint-project with Gucci Mane. There’s always bangers on those project that I enjoy. A rapper? I always viewed Uzi as just a person expressing himself. An artist, nothing more. By doing this, I was able to accept his music for what it was, nothing more. After a while, less became more and more became too much. The line must be drawn.
Uzi is not the only artist I wish would slow down on the output of material, but he’s at the top.
After the release of The Perfect LUV Tape, I tapped out. I never want to consume too much music from artists I listen to often. The guy dropped four mixtapes within a 13-month span. None seemed to top the work that was done on Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World. “Money Longer” and “You Was Right” had a strong run on the Billboard charts.
I’m tapped out and I CAN wait for Uzi’s next run in music. Now that Future has stepped off the scene (to a degree), I’m missing his music. He gave us a hand full of tracks but nothing more came out of it, like a project or anything. When artists like J. Cole release one body of work and it’s all we have for some time, appreciation sinks in. I sit with it much longer and I anotate my way through each listen. I wish a lot of artists had the same mentality.
Despite Uzi’s highly critiqued verse on “Bad and Boujee,” the song went no. 1 on the charts and gave Migos their first no. 1 single, ultimately leading to their first no. 1 album in Culture.
I’m sure many will think “why is he taking time out of his day to write about Lil Uzi Vert?” Because I am a fan of his work. However, I don’t want his work to be diluted due to frequent releases. With that being said, I’m hoping we have some time before Luv Is Rage 2 releases.