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Eternal Atake
Artwork, inspired by cult "Heaven's Gate"
Studio album by
ReleasedTBA
Recorded2018–2019
GenreHip hop
LabelRoc Nation
Lil Uzi Vert chronology
Luv Is Rage 2
(2017)
Eternal Atake
(TBA)
Singles from Eternal Atake
  1. "That's a Rack"
    Released: April 9, 2019
  2. "Sanguine Paradise"
    Released: April 9, 2019

Eternal Atake is the upcoming second studio album by American rapper Lil Uzi Vert.[1][2]

Background

Lil Uzi Vert published two messages to Twitter "Eternal Atake" and "Eternal means forever. Atake means 2 overtake", that were described as cryptic.[3] On July 31, 2018, which was also Uzi's 24th birthday, he removed all posts from his Instagram profile except for two—a snippet of "New Patek" and the cover art of Eternal Atake.

As promised - the keys to Eternal Atake are here again in Luv and Rage (The UFO 2) as Lil Uzi Vert and his father 2000 years ago

is a phrase placed at the bottom of the album's cover art.[4][5][6] The cover art for Eternal Atake references cult Heavens Gate.[7] The art was the source of a threat from the two remaining members of the organization over legal attack.[8] On December 9, Uzi confirmed that Eternal Atake had been finished and was set for release.[9]

On January 11, 2019 Uzi announced via Instagram that he had "deleted everything" and was "done with music",[10] although many believed this could merely have been a publicity stunt and/or a promotional roll-out for the album.[11] He later returned a few months later with two new singles that were released on October 22.[12] In mid-2019, online leaks began spreading when hackers released unreleased songs from the album.[13] On May 13, Uzi said he finally completed the album.[14] On June 5, Uzi said the album would release in a couple of weeks[15] but this was ultimately missed. He later simply stated he "doesn't know" when the album is dropping.[16]

Singles

On April 9, 2019, two singles from the album were released: "That's a Rack" and "Sanguine Paradise".[17]

Cover art

On July 13, 2018, Uzi Vert shared the cover art of Eternal Atake,[18] which is a rework of Heaven’s Gate's logo. The cover art consists of the words "Eternal Atake" written inside a keyhole.[19][20][21] In response to the cover art, the two surviving members of the cult suggested that legal actions could be taken against Uzi Vert for using their logo.[22][23] A representative of the group stated in an email that "he is using and adapting our copyrights and trademarks without our permission and the infringement will be taken up with our attorneys. This is not fair use or parody, it is a direct and clear infringement."[24][25]

References

  1. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Announced 'Eternal Atake' With More Cult Imagery". Uproxx. 2018-07-31. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  2. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert's 'Eternal Atake' On Music - BLEU". Bleu Magazine. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  3. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert's 'Eternal Atake' Art References Heaven's Gate Cult - XXL". XXL. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  4. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert shares cult-referencing Eternal Atake art". The Fader. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  5. ^ "Enjoy Another Uzi Freestyle Video While You Wait for 'Eternal Atake'". Complex. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  6. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Teases "Eternal Atake" Album With Heaven's Gate-Themed Art". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  7. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert shares cult-referencing Eternal Atake art". The FADER. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert's 'Eternal Atake' Cover Garners Threats From Cult". Vibe. August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Confirms 'Eternal Atake' Album Is Complete". Hypebeast. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  10. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert says he's done with music and has "deleted everything"". The Fader. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  11. ^ "Is Lil Uzi Vert's retirement just a Publicity Stunt?". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  12. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Drops New Songs "Sanguine Paradise" and "That's a Rack": Listen". pitchfork. April 9, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "Hackers are leaking Lil Uzi Vert songs on Discord". thefader. April 2, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Recently Wrapped Work on 'Last Song' for New Album". complex. May 13, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  15. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Says His New Album Drops in Two Weeks". June 5, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  16. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert just admitted he doesn't actually know when 'Eternal Atake' is dropping". phillyvoice. April 25, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  17. ^ Hussein, Wanda (April 9, 2019). "Lil Uzi Vert shares new singles "Sanguine Paradise" and "That's A Rack"". The Fader. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  18. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Teasing 'Eternal Atake' Album With UFO Suicide Cult Imagery". Complex. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  19. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Shares Potential Cover Art To Rumored "Eternal Atake" Project". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  20. ^ "2018 XXL Freshman Show New York Performances - XXL". XXL. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  21. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert's 'Eternal Atake' Cover Garners Threats From Cult". Vibe. 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  22. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Continues Relentless 'Eternal Atake' Teasing With New Song Clip". Complex. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  23. ^ "Lil Uzi Vert Previews New Track Ahead of 'Eternal Atake' Project - XXL". XXL. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  24. ^ "Heaven's Gate Threatens Legal Action Against Lil Uzi Vert Over 'Eternal Atake' Artwork". Rap-Up. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  25. ^ "Heaven's Gate Cult Threatens Lil Uzi Vert Over 'Eternal Atake' - XXL". XXL. Retrieved 2018-10-17.