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Breaking down Lil Uzi Vert’s new EP ‘RED & WHITE’

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Lil Uzi Vert is back with a brand new EP titled ‘RED & WHITE’. The EP is full of grails that fans have been waiting to receive the finished version of for years.

In an Instagram post by Uzi on July 18, 2022, the rapper posted the EP cover with the caption “Red & White Ep …. Before The P!NK 🔴⚪️=👩🏽‍🎤 “

Many speculate Uzi is teasing his awaited next full project, the ‘P!NKTAPE‘ which has been teased with snippets by Uzi himself on his Instagram.

But before we get to the ‘P!NKTAPE‘ era, let’s dive into the newly released EP.

RED & WHITE‘ is a 9* track EP officially released on , July 22nd, 2022 by .

The and Apple release of the EP differs from the release due to Uzi releasing 4 songs as singles on Spotify/Apple before the official release on SoundCloud. So the tracklists are different.

*Technically the EP is 10 songs according to the SoundCloud version that was dropped first. But the 7th song, ‘BELIEVE ME‘ sample did not clear for streaming on major streaming platforms. 

Whatever the story, the EP is officially out now on Apple, Spotify, and Soundcloud, – So let’s break down the history and details of the EP tracks. Shoutout to Genius.com for having some info on these grail tracks.

1- SPACE CADET

The first single off of ‘RED & WHITE’, “SPACE CADET” was released without warning via Uzi’s SoundCloud on July 17, in an Instagram post Uzi stated, “OUT NOW!!! We back on SoundCloud!”

The single was teased during several live events, the most notable being 2021 in Miami, where Uzi performed the song.

2- I KNOW

The second single, and highly anticipated track “I KNOW” released through Uzi’s SoundCloud in the early hours of July 19th.

The track, recorded in 2017, was previously dubbed “Neck On Froze” and is produced by SonnyDigital, who teased the release of the song in a tweet on July 10, stating “👀 soon kids” to an Uzi fan page who tweeted a snippet of the song. The song was at first thought to be intended to release on Uzi’s 2017 album ‘Luv Is Rage 2‘ — ultimately not making the cut.

3- FLEX UP

“FLEX UP” serves as the third promotional single. The song marks the awaited reunion of Uzi with producer Maaly Raw. The track was originally previewed in January of 2017 through Uzi’s Instagram live. The track was also expected to appear on ‘Luv is Rage 2‘, and did not make an appearance.

4- HITTIN MY SHOULDER

“HITTIN MY SHOULDER” serves as the fourth promotional single. The track was recorded in 2016 and was not previewed prior to its release.

5- CIGARETTE

“CIGARETTE” is the opening track for the Spotify/Apple Music version of the EP. Previously dubbed as “One Of One”, the song was produced by long time collab producer Don Cannon and was heard for the first time on June 17th, 2022 live at Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2022.

6- FOR FUN

“FOR FUN” is a song from that was previewed by the producer, beatbyjeff Instagram post. The Instagram video was a video of them shooting a music video for the song. The caption was the producer teasing the song and asking when and if they should drop.

7- BELIEVE ME

“BELIEVE ME” is the only song that did not make streaming service due to sample clearance issues. The sample was from the song “You’re So Vain” by Marilyn Manson. First previewed on April 17 2017 in a Uzi IG story, this is a classic Uzi rager song produced by Maaly Raw. So it is too bad it could not get cleared, check it out on SoundCloud here.

8- ISSA HIT

“ISSA HIT” was produced by Oogie Mane and Brandon Finessin.

9- GLOCK IN MY PURSE

“GLOCK IN MY PURSE” would be heard for the first time on July 14, 2022, in a group chat in which is quite active.

On this day other songs were previewed such as: “Patience(In Love With Me)”, “Growing Pains”.

Rumors stated that later that day, Uzi requested for his fan pages to remove the posts that included the new songs that he previewed as he meant them to be only heard by the people in the group chat, and the snippets were just a way to test the waters for his upcoming third studio album “The Pink Tape”.

10- F.F. (Final Fantasy)

“F.F” was Previewed by Uzi in IG live on September 5th, 2021 and is produced by DJ Esko.

Glad to have Uzi dropping again!

Let us know what you think of the EP!

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