Vitals Status: Dead 💀
Analogy: Your brain can’t conceive another thought besides money, fashion, and women
Future and Lil Uzi Vert are here to try and save 2020 with their new album Pluto x Baby Pluto. There aren’t any extra features on this record so you better really enjoy hearing Future and Lil Uzi for close to an hour.
Following the initial release they did put out a deluxe version with 8 extra songs but for this review I am just going over the original.
Just going to start off by saying 2020 is not saved. Not even close. If this record was 30 minutes maybe it would hold up a little better, but, at 54min Future and Lil Uzi overstay their welcome.
“Stripes Like Burberry” kicks off this album and is quite enjoyable with a catchy chorus where Lil Uzi and Future’s singing is solid. I would say the verses on this song are a low point. Lil Uzi and Future stay in their lanes and rap about money, fashion, and women. Even though the verses are weak this is one of my favorite songs off this project which originally gave me hope for what was to come.
Unfortunately, this does not hold up and we get some mediocre tracks such as “Marni on Me” and “Sleeping on the floor”. Both these songs feature trap beats and not much to be desired. If you’re just going through the motions of listening these won’t be standouts.
“Real Baby Pluto” regains my attention with a nice beat from Zaytoven and Twysted Genius. Both Lil Uzi and Future bring it on this track with their delivery. Also, towards the end of Future’s verse has a nice moment where he and the beat really work well together.
This album starts to show its true colors now with a flurry of lackluster tracks. Lil Uzi and Future fall back into their usual tropes and offer nothing to be desired. The song “Plastics” is rock bottom. The hornes are absolutely annoying throughout with a below average trap beat and lyrics that we’ve heard a dozen times by this point.
When Future and Lil Uzi have there solo songs on Pluto x Baby Pluto it’s not the worst thing. I actually enjoyed a break from them being together on every track. Future delivers some moody singing on “Rockstar Chainz”. Which leads into Lil Uzi providing us with some moody rapping on “Lullaby” and I think the first time Lil Uzi actually cares about his lyrics. I also enjoyed the background vocals on this track to add to it’s overall tone.
The listener doesn’t get anything new on the back end of this record. “Off Dat” has potential because the chorus is above average. But, after hearing Uzi’s first verse with each bar ending with “yeah yeah” I won’t be revisiting this track. And again with “I Don’t Wanna Break Up” there’s a enjoyable chorus but the versus are so weak.
Overall, Future and Lil Uzi Vert compliment each other so much until you get tired of it. On the few good ideas this album has Future and Lil Uzi continuously ruin it by providing the listener with underwhelming verses. Production on this record may be a highlight but not enough to keep me engaged or making it worth while.