Uzi recently showed up on a big-time single from Wiz Khalifa and a couple of top TGOD producers, but he hadn't dropped a record of his own in over a month. Not like that's a long time -- but his fans were getting restless, and he's come back on this Sunday evening with a crazy new tune, "$UB ZERO," produced by the teenage Philly sensation Maaly Raw, who was responsible for some of the standout cuts on last month's Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World mixtape.
It's fitting that "$UB ZERO" should have some booming sub-bass. As is the case with most of his beats, though, it's Maaly's strangely catchy synth line -- sounding like an electrified sitar -- that makes this one so fresh. Uzi sounds subdued for much of the track, though he often jumps into unpredictable flows, allowing his ad-libbing to help him keep a cohesive tempo. He's a master controller of his shifts in energy, and there are at least a few portions of the song that sound like knockout hooks. Expect "$UB ZERO" to be a particularly explosive highlight of future Uzi performances.
Diamonds they shine like the summer, aye
Gettin' money, eatin' my eggs little runny
What, little girl you cannot cuff me