Lil Uzi Vert is expected to earn the first number one rap album of 2023. According to early predictions, their new LP the “Pink Tape” is projected to move between 220k – 250k album-equivalent units in its first week of release.
Unless something drastic happens, Uzi will end Morgan Wallen’s 14-non consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200.
The “Pink Tape” marks Uzi Vert’s first LP since 2020’s Eternal Atake and their first solo effort since last year’s Red & White EP. Released at midnight on Friday, “Pink Tape” has been met with mostly positive reviews from fans, with many praising the Philly-born artist’s experimental sound. During a March interview with TMZ, Uzi explained they approached the project completely sober.
“It was challenging at first. But then after probably after a month, I got used to it,” they said. “I thought that my creative process wasn’t going to be the same because I wasn’t on drugs no more. It was the same. Even better. Because I could think more clear and I could actually, like, instead of my words slurring, which is kinda of cool, everything made sense. I didn’t just make random music. How can I say? I didn’t play off the beat. I actually made song with topics this time.”