Zaytoven has blessed us with Trap Holizay. Gucci Mane and 21 Savage were brought in to explain “East Atlanta Day,” a veritable swap meet for the players in the region. On “Strong,” Lil Uzi Vert gives Zaytoven the update he didn’t know he needed. Don’t get me wrong, Zaytoven plays to his strengths regularly, but I wasn’t holding out for the rumored Uzi collaboration. And yet, Uzi’s pitch mode is more than welcome. Half-expecting a “haunted carousel” from Zaytoven, I was surprised to see him cater to Uzi’s musical preferences.
In the end, “Strong” is like any other Lil Uzi record, slightly detached from reality, and conducive to spacing out. If Atlanta Rap is becoming slightly homogenized it’s in no small part due to Zaytoven wanting to create a “period piece.” The shelf life for a rapper, especially one that panders to a young crowd, is quite ephemeral.
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