First let me say i'm a fan of uzi. Never did I think that the dude right here in this cypher would turn out to be one of my favorites.
I'm always waiting to read or hear someone make the Uzi/Wayne comparison. Maybe I missed it. Uzi to me is like a potent combination of Lil Wayne in his rockstar phase and lean prime(heavy on the rockstar). Wayne beginning to stretch his voice in songs like "ME AND MY DRANK"
opened a whole new sound for hip hop to play with. I'd say it's a few steps under Grand Master Flash opening up the break beat.
I was pretty excited for this project. I kinda got on the Uzi train a lil late, like about a year after LOVE IS RAGE 2 dropped. With a lot of music artists I enjoy getting into their sound around that time. They've had some time to kinda get comfortable in a sound their look starts to come together and they begin to open up about some things in their music. So I enjoyed looking at his story from backwards.
ALSO HE HAD ME SOLD WHEN HE RAN UP ON RICH THE KID IN THEM PEOPLE STORE!
Now let's talk the album. I thought it was great. I"ve really been on this afro electro-break beat from the future kick lately and I was excited to hear a lot of that on the album. Reminds of some stuff like this with some heavy base drill kinda vibe.
(also slapps at playback speed .75)
Oh and he RAPPING RAPPIN!!!
Was kinda shocked that a lot of people weren't really feeling it. Mostly people wanting the "Old Uzi"?.. which I never really understand why people want the same thing over and over. They're artists at the end of the day and i'm sure they wanna create and push themselves all the time.
But then he comes and saves the day with the second half of the album a few days later and made everyone who was on the fence happy. It's pretty sick to see someone take such a risk creatively and WIN! I also gotta mention that there are moments on the album when I legit thought Wayne was featured on the song so much I had to double check.