Eternal Atake is a high energy tape which will have you playing it back to back nonstop, resounding display that shows Uzi’s growth over the past few years, refining his skillset while simultaneously retaining his incredible ear for melody that made his music so addicting in the first place. While plenty of fans had given up hope at the seemingly endless label purgatory the 25-year-old found himself in, the full hour of new material delivers on the Philadelphia rapper’s promise and is undeniably 2020’s most major release thus far.
Uzi does more than most of those who’ve jacked his style in the interim. He imbues the post-EDM aesthetic of “Celebration Station” and the video-game trap of “Silly Watch” alike with speedy, free-associative verses that run from gun talk to sexual exploits. An obvious influence on Uzi’s discography, Chief Keef provides the woozy beat for “Chrome Heart Tags,” reminding that there are levels to Uzi’s artistry.