Music releases are the worst kind of waiting game. Being given teasers and previews of tracks forthcoming seems to diminish the sparkle and volume of even the dankest new release. Having only experienced just a minor bit of this massively anticipated tape, UZ crushes all his haters in one fell swoop, as expected. This mixtape is constantly improving and challenging the listener’s understanding of music, sound production, and vocal accompaniment. In this collection of some of the greatest talent in the trap and rap games, UZ demonstrates his prowess as an innovator, an artist, and a tastemaker. BALLTRAP MUZIC VOL. 1 is seemingly the release that will take the masked charlatan to infamous notoriety. It will garner support from top name DJ”s throughout the festival season and will inevitably be played out by his adoring fans.
Featuring collaborations with the likes of Baauer, SALVA, CRNKN, and Trinidad James, UZ’s newest gift to the free world is more than a technical demonstration of computer proficiency, but a construction and deconstruction of the masked anomaly’s taste and psyche. He should be called “UZ, the Great and Powerful.” I mean, the “Booty 2 The Ground (VIP)” alone is worth the download. With every lyric, beat, and build behaving like a marionette, the puppet master presents this dance of the enchanted intangibles in the fantasy land of UZ. It’s littered with hoodrat gems and ratchet goodness. There’s truly no ceiling for the man behind the curtain…I mean, mask.