Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage Mixtape
Does Lil Uzi Vert sound like everyone else out there? Or does everyone else sound like him? That’s a question akin to “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”
Lil Uzi Vert has been working with a lot of our favorite rappers, hence the Thugger and Wiz Khalifa features, but has an obvious lane that he’s found with his own sound here. Over the years, he has honed his use of Auto-Tune, and has struck a perfect balance with it on here. There’s not too much to be annoying or to completely obscure himself, but enough to get the job done.
Beyond his mastery and subtle use of Auto-Tune, he uses it to complement the instrumentals and the whole package is one shiny, airy mixtape. Clearly, Philadelphia’s Lil Uzi Vert is no longer one of the industry’s best kept secrets who pops up on the occasional and very sporadic song, teasing us here and there with a verse or hook. On Luv Is Rage, Young Thug and Wiz Khalifa are the lone guest spots, and there’s production from FKi, Don Cannon, Sonny Digital, and TM88, among others, over the 16 tracks. Stream Luv Is Rage below and download it here.