Lil Uzi Vert Is "Finalizing" "The Pink Tape," DJ Drama Claims

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According to the Philly legend, Uzi is finalizing the tracklist and album sequencing along with producer Don Cannon.

One of the most anticipated projects of this year will apparently see the light of day sooner rather than later. Moreover, DJ Drama recently revealed that Lil Uzi Vert is adding the final touches to their highly anticipated album, The Pink Tape. From what the Philly icon revealed to Justin Credible on the latter's podcast, there are very little steps left before the tape is ready to hit digital shelves. Furthermore, fans have been waiting for The Pink Tape since Uzi teased it shortly after Eternal Atake and Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World 2 dropped. While they've held fans over since then with singles and the RED & WHITE EP, there's nothing quite like a full-length project of Uzi material.

"[Lil Uzi Vert] and [Don] Cannon have been hard at work," DJ Drama remarked to the radio host. "They’re just in the process of finalizing the final sequencing and tracklisting of the project." This means they likely finished all its tracks by this point, which is very exciting for fans. However, fans also wonder whether we'll hear a different style from the 27-year-old given other changes in the recording process.

DJ Drama Says Lil Uzi Vert Almost Finished The Pink Tape

The first (and most commendable) is Lil Uzi Vert's sobriety throughout their creative process. "I thought that my creative process wasn’t gonna be the same because I wasn’t on drugs no more," they remarked to TMZ. "It made sense. It wasn’t like I just made random music. I didn’t just play off the beat. I actually made songs with topics this time. It can change your life." Considering that their massive hit "Just Wanna Rock" employs more Jersey club-inspired rhythms, maybe we'll hear Baby Pluto engage with more different sounds on The Pink Tape.

Meanwhile, Uzi stans also hope that The Pink Tape will contain their reunion with Playboi Carti, which they teased at Rolling Loud and with an Instagram Story post. At the festival, one of the lines in unreleased material he played shouts the Whole Lotta Red rapper out and says that's where his heart is, despite not talking often. "Me and my luv about to take over the world," the Philly rapper wrote on their IG Story, tagging Carti in the pic. On that note, what are you most excited for on The Pink Tape? Let us know in the comments below and come back to HNHH for the latest on DJ Drama and Lil Uzi Vert.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.