The Hound's Bark
Healdsburg High School
Future and Lil Uzi Vert's Collab Album
By: Aniesa Vasquez
Lil Uzi Vert, an American rapper recently released a collaborative album featuring another rapper, Future. This is Uzi´s third album of 2020, and his twelfth studio album in total. Uzi´s last album, Eternal Atake came with mixed feelings when it was released earlier in the year but overall had a mostly positive response from fans. The two American rappers have always been collaborators for quite a while now, with multiple appearances on each other's albums in recent years.
The two always had a chemistry that is seen with other rappers in the industry. Lil Uzi Vert goes by the nickname “Baby Pluto” as of 2020, which was inspired by Future’s early persona nicknamed “Pluto”. Fans have always suspected a collaboration album between the two, but as the years go by nothing has been announced up until four months ago where the two teased about an album in the making along with two singles named ¨Patek¨ and ¨Over Your Head¨ that didn’t do too great when it comes to hype surround the songs. The collaboration album was dropped on November 13th and as of November 18th, and according to Spotify statistics, it has surpassed 1 million streams overall 16 tracks. Although the album is a little over a week old, it has been confirmed that a deluxe of the album is set to release in the near future.
Overall, the album is well made and packaged. Some of the songs stand out to me such as That’s it and Real Baby Pluto where it shows the chemistry of the two and their own capabilities. Personally, the listening experience from start to finish is great but some songs start to become slightly repetitive on topics, instrumentals that sound identical with few variations and deliver the tracks in a repetitive formula but that is to be expected from a rap album where it mainly focuses on specific themes, but it is all still enjoyable. This is an album where you don’t expect the most polished quality or a deep meaning, rather something to put on and enjoy the listening experience. Overall, I appreciated the efforts of Lil Uzi Vert and Future collaboration done on the album and would personally rate it 7.5 out of 10.