Lil Uzi Vert’s long-awaited and often-delayed Pink Tape album is out now. The project, which the Philly rapper has been teasing since 2020 was released on Friday, June 30.
The “Pink Tape” is an eclectic album that features a variety of styles, from trap to emo to pop. The album opens with “Flooded The Face,” which has Uzi addressing rumors about his sexuality. From there, the album continues to explore a variety of styles throughout its 26 tracks. There are tracks that are more upbeat and party-oriented, such as “Patience” featuring Don Toliver and “The End” featuring BABYMETAL, and others that are more introspective and personal, such as “All Alone” and “Rehab.”
Despite the absence of a Playboi Carti feature, The Pink Tape has been met with mostly positive reactions from social media users. Fans are praising the album’s production, Uzi’s vocals, and the variety of sounds explored on the LP:
“Lil Uzi Vert sampling Shinsuke Nakamura’s WWE theme song, doing a cover to System Of A Down’s classic Chop Suey, and making a song with bands like Bring Me The Horizon and BABYMETAL was not on my 2023 bingo card
I have 0 complaints. It kicks ass and I want more of it,” one twitter user wrote.
Another Twitter user commented: “Streets is saying Lil Uzi dropped his To Pimp A Butterfly.”
Of course, not everyone is loving Pink Tape. Some fans have criticized the album for its length and usage of rock themes.
“Mid at best but people will hype it bc it’s release day and their excuses will be “ listen to it more “ just accept it’s mid at best, and no where near the top uzi,” one person commented.
Another person gave it a 3 out of 10 for seemingly having too many ‘vibe tracks’: “Where does the album start? It’s a bunch of vibe tracks. Zero verses? Sounds like a mixtape or endless sound bites. 3/10.”
Someone else called it “trash.” “Only Lil Uzi gets away with trash music cuz you still vibe with it whether you like it or not.”
However, the overall reaction to the album has been very positive.
Overall, Pink Tape is a solid album from Lil Uzi Vert. It’s not his best work, but it’s still a lot of fun to listen to. Fans of Uzi will likely enjoy the album, and even some casual fans may find something to like.
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