Want more Rolling Stone? It’s these unlikely blends that have created a unique musical persona. No, really, thank you. Chilombo, her third album, is a culmination of all the lessons learned; where clarity reigns supreme and she has no problems owning up to her mistakes. “We would talk and I was just like, ‘Yo, what is with this dude?’” Blaze says on the intro. But, on Eternal Atake, Lil Uzi Vert makes a convincing case that if any rapper were to actually be abducted by aliens (or a cult of women) and come back converting traditional Earthly raps into a supernatural saga, it would be him. The productions and melodies remain theatrical, but the emotions of it all aren’t as melodramatic, even on the Chief Keef-produced “Chrome Heart Tags.” Later in the album, in the final section, Uzi recycles the “Xo Tour Lif3” melody, reimagining it as the more optimistic but less potent “P2.” The end of the song feels like an encore speech to fans (“Thank you. Sign up for our newsletter. Since the album’s release, Uzi has shared that there will be a deluxe version of Eternal Atake, although details remain scarce. She basks in the limelight because of its warmth and the fact that she knows that she is never alone; her legion of loyal listeners continue to stand by her side knowing Aiko is as human as they are. That respect was on full display on Thursday (March 12), when he took to Instagram Live to preview A Written Testimony, his debut album. His status as a force in Hip Hop is secure. On “I’m Sorry,” the rapper apologizes for a failed relationship with a fan over a production that features a strikingly similar, albeit slower, version of the “Celebration Station'' video-game-esque production. Forget the crowded nightclub or the jewelry store, I yearned for cab rides between destinations on a neon night. Though you wouldn’t be able to tell from his enraptured fanbase, or the rap writers still reminiscing over his prolific 2016 assault, the Uzi that redefined the rockstar template with petulant, high energy odes to nihilism was receding. Offers 'A Bag' For Scarface's Eventual Kidney Donor, Nick Cannon Says Eminem Has Best Flow Of All Time: 'Salute To You King'. After Hours invites listeners to ride shotgun on a hedonistic, nocturnal odyssey, the best Weeknd album yet. Hov’s flows are more stunning and polished, while Jay Elec’s delivery sounds a bit rusty – but lyrically, they’re similar quality with different goals. Once the rapper takes the reigns on his guest verse, it becomes apparent that he’s reminiscing about his former wife, Kelis: “Ten thousand hours turned to ten thousand bridal flowers/What was mine is ours/How many soulmates we get in this lifetime?/Right now’s the right time, you the wife kind.”. It also encourages them to make that dreaded first move on a potential lover. 1, making it the second album for the rapper to top the chart, and his most successful release to date. ', 50 Cent Agrees Donald Trump Will Go To Prison If He Loses Election: 'If He Don't Win, He Going In', DaBaby's Older Brother Reportedly Dies By Suicide, DaBaby Has Reportedly Been Terrorizing His North Carolina Neighbors, Sada Baby Wants To Trade Eminem For Nickelback Because He Hates His Raps & Persona, Westside Gunn Makes His Feelings Clear About Eminem's Tweet Promoting The Alchemist's Album, 50 Cent Says 'Vote For Trump' After Seeing Joe Biden's Tax Plan: 'I Don't Care Trump Doesn't Like Black People', Ebro Darden Declares Tekashi 6ix9ine Is 'Completely Finished', Diddy On 2020 Election: 'WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A RACE WAR', Ice Cube Defends Trump Association During Interview With CNN's Chris Cuomo Then Calls Out Don Lemon, Mac Miller Fans Outraged Over TDE's REASON Name-Dropping Him On New Album, T.I. If you’re a fan of Uzi, then you know he grabs inspiration from all ends of the pop culture spectrum. Plus, Jay Electronica's open book history may have worked against him here - he's revealed so much of his life before on wax, and this doesn't have the same autobiographical feel that other memorable debuts have had. The timing of the release couldn’t be more perfect. The most striking thing about After Hours is the minimal presence of hip-hop across its 14 tracks. That whole paragraph, about Uzi losing his way? Rap has no-doubt been enhanced by Uzi’s presence. A week ago, without much prior warning, Uzi released a trailer for Eternal Atake.