Lil Uzi Vert Brings the Rage of ‘Luv’ With Second Album
Lil Uzi Vert may just have delivered music fans across the world the song of the summer with his hit single “XO Tour Llif3.”
Not only is that considered to be the song of the summer but it is even the highlight of his career right now. On Aug. 25, the Philadelphia native finally released his debut album, “Luv is Rage 2,” after teasing fans online with multiple snippets on social media.
Lil Uzi Vert had released “Luv Is Rage” back on Oct. 30, 2015 which is a mix tape that caught the attention of many fans and other artists in the music industry. “Luv is Rage” is clearly the tape that put Uzi in the light of stardom and increased his fan base a lot. The project consisted of 16 songs and had many standout tracks such as “All My Chains,” “Enemies” and “Top.”
When fans across the globe found out Lil Uzi Vert was releasing “Luv is Rage 2,” they were all hoping the project would have the same impact “Luv Is Rage” had.
Lil Uzi Vert offered 16 tracks on “Luv is Rage 2” in which he proved his rapping ability on upbeat instrumentals, but he still showed his rock star style.
Lil Uzi Vert is one of the first musicians seen with this “trap-rock” style which had stirred many different emotions. Some people seem to love the sound while some seem to hate it and don’t consider it to be hip-hop or rap at all. Although there may be many who dislike it, much of the younger generation love the sound.
Uzi teamed up with producers he was clearly comfortable with, who have been previously heard on many of his previous projects such as Maaly Raw, Don Cannon and Metro Boomin.
A huge surprise was Uzi teaming up with famous producer Pharrell Williams on the eighth song, “Neon Guts.” Not only did Williams produce the beat, he even delivered a pretty good verse. Throughout the chorus, Williams repeated, “And I got colorful aura like I got neon guts.”
It is assumed that the song explains how good of a mood both Uzi and Williams are in. This good mood can come from the success the two rappers have received, or even with some of the materialistic items they named in the song like their flashy jewelry or their high-end name-brand sneakers.
Although it seems like Uzi is in a great mood after hearing “Neon Guts,” when one listens to other tracks on the album, Uzi seems to be reminiscing about his ex-girlfriend.
On the fourth song, “No Sleep Leak,” he sings, “Nowadays, I think a lot of you but I really don’t wanna bother you.” Then, on “The Way Life Goes,” he sings, “Wish I never ever ever told you things / I was only only trying to show you things / Iced out heart on your neck trying to froze your ring.”
One can notice with these two songs that Uzi seems to be in his feelings about a particular person, whom the world and his fans can assume to be his ex-girlfriend.
Many will say “Luv is Rage 2” is not Uzi’s best project but it is a great album nonetheless. Either way, he was able to reach number one on the Billboard 200 and sold 135,000 albums.