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Lil Uzi Vert is a rapper that emerged post-Odd Future simultaneously with Playboi Carti. They invented a rap style that performs like rock live but isn't so intellectual that it alienates hip hop lovers. This album is exactly where hip hop culture is in diction, aesthetic, mentality, and presentation. One critique would be the fact that this sounds like music that you have to already like hip hop to appreciate. He isn't pioneering new markets the way the cover would suggest. The features are nice and some of the songs are fantastic but from a complete song standpoint rather than a specific aspect. With all that said, this album is the best rap album of the year so far, good job Uzi.

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