10 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lil Uzi Vert’s 2015 breakthrough, Luv Is Rage, was a surreal hash of trap beats, strong melodies, and endless personality—a benchmark for rap in the '10s. The streak continues with The Perfect LUV Tape. Like Young Thug, Uzi’s strength is his versatility: one minute he’s dishing out loose, singsongy anthems (“Do What I Want”), the next he’s packing syllables like sardines (the ominous “Money Mitch”), flipping between empathic and opaque, chilly and warm, often in the space of a verse. Another highlight, “Seven Million,” features the godfather of the sound—Future.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lil Uzi Vert’s 2015 breakthrough, Luv Is Rage, was a surreal hash of trap beats, strong melodies, and endless personality—a benchmark for rap in the '10s. The streak continues with The Perfect LUV Tape. Like Young Thug, Uzi’s strength is his versatility: one minute he’s dishing out loose, singsongy anthems (“Do What I Want”), the next he’s packing syllables like sardines (the ominous “Money Mitch”), flipping between empathic and opaque, chilly and warm, often in the space of a verse. Another highlight, “Seven Million,” features the godfather of the sound—Future.

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