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LUV vs. The World 2

by Lil Uzi Vert

Released March 13, 2020 via Generation Now / Atlantic Records

Originally reviewed on March 22, 2020

Top tracks (based on community voting)
Bean (Kobe) (41%), Myron (39%), Moon Relate (29%)

When Lil Uzi Vert was hyping up a new batch of songs after Eternal Atake, I had some doubts about him adding them onto an already hour-long project. But upon release, it’s fair to say that Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2 is its own project. It’s banger after banger with some of the best guest features and beats in trap history. The guest list is a ‘Who’s who?’ of top tier trap artists, from Future and Young Thug, to 21 Savage and Chief Keef. Everyone has a beat catered to them and everyone shines across the board, even Nav who’s usually skip-worthy. The beats on here are incredibly infectious, while also covering the whole trap range. Uzi’s strong presence, despite his strange vocal inflection, always turns out smooth and allows for some very groovy flows. While it’s obviously not a substantive record, it’s something I’ve been unable to put down, due to just how fun and well-crafted it is. – Jared (8.5/10)

Fans of Lil Uzi Vert will eat it up, but LUV Vs. The World 2 isn’t anything we haven't heard before. Uzi does what he does: Boast over trap production using his signature style. The real draw on this work is the features, with 21 Savage on “Yessirskiii” and Nav on “Leaders” as tracklist standouts. Given its nature, dubbing LUV vs. The World 2 as a deluxe was a marketing ploy to get more streams for Eternal Atake. But it worked, and at least it yielded some solid tracks. While not on par with the original, LUV 2 is certainly more than we usually get from bonus tracks, and I can definitely see a lot of fans preferring this version. – Daniel (6/10)

The Eternal Atake deluxe pleasingly manages to hit from a different angle, but with about the same amount of stopping power. It's the more predictable album, and depending on who you ask, it’s better for it. Most importantly, LUV vs. The World 2 represents genius streaming era marketing alongside a product strong enough to overshadow its industry intentions. – Enth (6/10)

Alan: 8.5/10 | Pax: 7.6/10 | DeVán: 7/10 | Dominick: 6.8/10

Cam: 6.5/10 | Hadley: 6.5/10 | Enth: 6/10


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