Lil Uzi Vert
The Perfect Luv Tape


3.0
good

Review

by RaymondPelayo USER (36 Reviews)
August 17th, 2016 | 29 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist


Lil Uzi’s sudden ascension into a possible bona fide rap star is really not that surprising. His last two projects showed an affinity for quotable lyrics and catchy hooks, all the while presenting an effortless charisma – arguably what has always made a hit in music. The Perfect Luv Tape, Lil Uzi’s third project in under a year, continues that same consistency. Dubbed an important voice in the widening generation gap within hip-hop, Lil Uzi is not the visionary his most ardent fans have claimed nor the lyrical monstrosity the “real rap” hit squad has tried to argue. Ignore the dichotomy of voices and find that Uzi’s music is actually ripe for enjoyment.

The Perfect Luv Tape concludes an apparent trilogy loosely based on love, except it’s obvious Uzi has no immediate desire (or capability) to say anything poignant about his subject. It’s okay though. I doubt anyone who is listening to this tape actually cares what Lil Uzi is saying as long he’s halfway coherent. Because that is Lil Uzi’s whole schtick as a musician, his art is made for the in-the-moment processing. Sure, Lil Uzi may have a more bubbly, brightly colored trap sound but his interest in money and sex follows the same lineage of just about every other rapper who has ever existed. He really isn’t that experimental or different despite allegations of destroying hip-hop and the other narrative of guiding the genre into a new direction. Lil Uzi just happens to have more charm and rockstar swagger than anyone else aggregating hip-hop’s current trends into their music.

While this record does not offer anything new stylistically, it does have the eccentric trap vibe fans will appreciate. Hearing the youthful exuberance on “Of Course We Ghetto” and the hard-hitting “Money Mitch” is excitingly fun. At times its enough to get lost in Uzi’s syrupy and bouncing vocals (“Sideline Watching (Hold Up)”) while other songs like tape highlight “Seven Million” with Future are perfect for speaker slapping. Each song has their own idiosyncratic ability to somehow brighten the mood or make the listener look past repetitive lyrics. Even Lil Uzi’s generic nobody turned star narrative works as it encompasses the listener with just the right amount of voyeurism. The Perfect Luv is carefully curated but lacks a clear break from formula to differentiate it from its predecessor Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World. For now, Perfect Luv is wonderfully manufactured escapism.



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LotusFlower
August 17th 2016


12001 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

His album art is always beautiful but his output is just so average

zakalwe
August 17th 2016


26721 Comments


The fellas pic on this site makes me want to kick his head in tbh.

Digging: OLD - Formula

LotusFlower
August 17th 2016


12001 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

whoever uploaded it went out of their way to find the most unflattering pic of him considering its so far down in the google search results. imma give him a better pic.

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
August 17th 2016


24364 Comments


yeah do so CL0V lol

LotusFlower
August 17th 2016


12001 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Ok i listened to a bit of this and its pretty dreadful.

LotusFlower
August 17th 2016


12001 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

'im so fly you fly a kite on me'



*audible groan*

LotusFlower
August 17th 2016


12001 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

also for this review...



'It’s okay though. I doubt anyone who is listening to this tape actually cares what Lil Uzi is saying as long he’s halfway coherent'



true as it may be, that really shouldnt be excusing bad songwriting.

oltnabrick
August 28th 2016


36531 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

he should have held off on releasing a project for at least another month or two

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LotusFlower
August 28th 2016


12001 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

and when he actually made good music too

oltnabrick
August 28th 2016


36531 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

stfu

TheMrAlexK
August 28th 2016


10775 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I don't really understand the huge appeal of this guy.

BlueandOrange
September 30th 2016


85 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's alright. makes some decent background music.

oltnabrick
September 30th 2016


36531 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

^



havent been to a party in the last 7 months were lil uzi hasnt been played

Evok
November 5th 2016


7671 Comments


this is bordering on completely unbearable.

Presence
November 26th 2016


92 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Yeah he's steadily falling off to me. His engineer change? Not digging the vocal production he's been going with lately and it makes every song a chore to listen to with his monotone voice.

MyNameIsPencil
December 27th 2016


5316 Comments


Nice ripping off Scott Pilgrim

MyNameIsPencil
December 27th 2016


5316 Comments


Yu-Gi-Oh for starters

Futures
December 27th 2016


9977 Comments


except scott pilgrim is awful and yu gi oh is good

MyNameIsPencil
December 27th 2016


5316 Comments


I enjoyed the Scott Pilgrim comics tbh

Evok
February 20th 2017


7671 Comments


Theres a lot of "way" better mumble rap out there. Lil Uzi is the punchline to a scene thats already a joke.



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