Lil Uzi Vert's "Pink Tape" Lives Up To The Expectations: Twitter Reacts

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: Lil Uzi Vert attends Jay-Z's 40/40 Club 18th Anniversary at 40 / 40 Club on August 28, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Lil Uzi Vert didn't miss on "Pink Tape."

Lil Uzi Vert might have just come through with hip-hop’s first #1 album of 2023. Although we’ll have to see how Young Thug’s Business Is Business performs on Billboard 200, Uzi’s Pink Tape could very well become the highest-selling hip hop album of the year. After all, it’s been nearly three years since Eternal Atake and they began teasing Pink Tape last year. Plus, the success of “Just Wanna Rock” created even more anticipation surrounding the project.

This morning, Pink Tape arrived in its entirety with features from Nicki Minaj, Don Toliver, and Travis Scott. However, Uzi even nabbed some more unexpected features from Babymetal and Bring Me The Horizon. The eclectic collection of records remains cohesive while leaping into more experimental grounds, as we’ve expected from the Philadelphia artist. And ultimately, the risks prove rewarding as fans are already declaring Pink Tape to be the Album Of The Year.

Pink Tape Highlights

The moment that the clock struck midnight, fans flooded streaming platforms like Apple, Tidal, and Spotify, which reportedly crashed after the project's release. However, once fans were able to dive into the 26-song body of work, they definitely weren’t disappointed. Records like “Aye” with Travis Scott and the Nicki Minaj-assisted, “Endless Fashion” came as immediate standouts among the collaborations while records like “Nakumura” received praise for its creative use of Shinsuke Nakamura’s theme song “The Rising Sun.”

Reactions To Lil Uzi Vert’s Album

Ultimately, Lil Uzi Vert came through with a strong body of work overall. Despite the fact that it’s 26 songs with a run time of nearly an hour and a half, Uzi ensured that the wait for Pink Tape was well worth the hype. Fans immediately came out of the gates declaring the album to be the “Album of The Year” shortly after it was released. While it might be a bit early to give the album that type of title, Uzi certainly came through with a strong contender. Check out a few of the responses to Lil Uzi Vert’s new album below and let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.