Take: Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World is Uzi’s best project.
Honestly, I’m not sure if that’s a hot take. From Twitter, it seems like many people agree that life was untouchable when this mixtape came out- summer 2016. Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World is most definitely a fan favorite. Personally, Lil Uzi was probably about 60% of my high school soundtrack, this project especially. This project brings back memories of some of the most fun times of my life thus far, so I’m slightly biased.
Regardless of the nostalgia, it’s hard to choose the best Uzi project. Every single Uzi project is solid - both Luv is Rage installments are classics, The Perfect LUV Tape is filled to the brim with hits. However, Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World is arguably Uzi’s most important project. Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World confidently established Uzi’s sound & style and made him a star in no time.
To me, Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World is a perfect length- 9 songs, 34 minutes. There isn’t a single bad song on here; every single track is memorable 3 years later. Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World is a certified no-skip.
With that being said, I’m going to challenge myself to pick the Top 5 Songs from Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World. Here goes:
#5: “Scott and Ramona” (prod. WondaGurl)
In this gem, Uzi pays homage to Scott Pilgrim - the inspiration behind the title and theme of Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World, after the movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”.
Uzi likens himself and former? love interest, Brittany, to the couple of Scott and Ramona from the film. Uzi’s love for Brittany is one of the most common topics in his earlier music; “Scott and Ramona” is arguably one of the realest songs he ever made about their relationship.
“I can’t go a day if I don’t talk to my babyyy” - i felt that shit
The icy production from WondaGurl makes this track a smooth and reflective listen. It’s not even a sad song, but it always mildly gets me in my feelings. You can very well feel the emotion of the track.
“Scott and Ramona” was a flawless outro track for a flawless Uzi project.
#4: Hi Roller (prod. Maaly Raw)
In my opinion, this is one of Uzi’s catchiest tracks to date.
“YOU KNO IMA HIIII ROLLAAAAAA”