Lil Uzi blessed fans with Eternal Atake about a week ago (*Bobby Shmurda voice), but he's far from taking his foot off the gas, as he just delivered 14 new songs on Eternal Atake (Deluxe) – LUV vs. The World 2.
As the title suggests, it's a deluxe album that doubles as the sequel to Uzi's third mixtape, Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World, released in 2016. With a volume far exceeding that of a typical deluxe edition, Uzi basically turned around an entire new album for his fans in less than a week.
Combined with Jay Electronica's long-awaited A Written Testimony and a slew of other projects that were scheduled to come out, LUV vs. The World 2 caused some major technical issues for Spotify upon *attempted* release. With users incessantly refreshing, you can see in the graph below how many complaints were being logged as the clock neared midnight on Friday.
After a weird and uncertain 20 minutes, Atlantic Records announced the album would come in the morning instead.
Uzi teased the potential of a deluxe album just hours after Eternal Atake dropped on Friday, March 6.
It's not like fans weren't satisfied with Eternal Atake. It's projected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart after selling 310-325k units this week, and some early reviews said it was stellar.
Uzi was just eager to unleash more of his favorite – and most in demand – creations.
Of course, he had to flood Twitter with hints about who and what to expect. He was also glad to address fans as they made the case for songs like "Myron" and "Bean (Kobe)" to be included, using snippets and leaks scattered across the internet as a makeshift treasure map of sorts.
By finally releasing several songs that were first previewed years ago, Uzi's goal was to take us back to 2016. With croons reminiscent of those heard on Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World – "Grab The Wheel" – we now understand why he positioned this latest effort as an overdue follow-up.
LUV vs. The World 2 also showcases nine total guest appearances from both previous collaborators (Future, Young Nudy, Young Thug, Gunna and Nav) as well as new friends (21 Savage and Lil Durk). That's a big difference from Eternal Atake, which included only a single feature from Syd.
You're now free to give LUV vs. The World 2 a listen below. 🛸