‘1017 vs The World’ fails to deliver individuality



Following the impressive WOPTOBER and THE PERFECT LUV TAPE, Gucci Mane and Lil Uzi Vert released 1017 vs The World, which fails to captivate listeners. A mixture of trap style beats, awful lyrics and decent flow proved to lack that certain something that both of these respectable artists have on their own: personality.

Let’s make this fair and review each artist separately just so one doesn’t pull the other down in terms of rapping.

Lil Uzi Vert has released some projects that I thoroughly enjoy; this, sadly, isn’t one of those projects. Uzi never raps with great lyrics, but this project has to be his absolute worst project released to this day. Going back, I cannot even name a track on this project that I thought: Wow, Uzi’s verse is actually nice.

Gucci Mane, on the other hand, did just okay. His verses on 6 IN 04’ are not only funny, but they are hard such as, “I got so many M&Ms they think I’m Dr. Dre.” Gucci doesn’t rap as well as he did in WOPTOBER, but he does much better than Lil Uzi Vert.

DP Beatz and Honorable C Note produced most of the album, and they did so fantastically. If there’s one thing to take away from each track, it’s the incredible beats. The beats make each track unique and bearable.

Decent lyrics in this project are far and few between; the only track I ended up liking is 6 IN 04’ and that’s mainly due to Gucci’s amazing verses. Uzi delivers decent lyrics; however, they disappointed me.

I couldn’t hear either of their personalities shine in this project, which makes me not like it at all. If it weren’t for the amazingly produced beats, this album would be a tremendous failure.