When will we finally get Eternal Atake?

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It’s almost been a year since Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert teased his next studio album Eternal Atake on July 31, 2018 on Instagram and Twitter. Many have doubted that the album will ever drop but with recent leaks and announcements, this month may be it.


First, some background about this year-long conflict: After his debut studio album named Luv Is Rage 2, Lil Uzi Vert posted a tweet on his Twitter account saying, “Eternal means forever. Atake means 2 overtake.” At first, many fans took this as a random tweet but a majority of fans believed that this was the name of his upcoming album. Shortly after, Lil Uzi Vert posted on his Instagram the album cover of Eternal Atake with the caption “Wanna hear? Do you think this is track list cover or real deal.”


Immediately after revealing the album cover, fans instantly were able to draw comparisons of the album cover to the logo of the infamous cult “Heaven’s Gate,” a cult in Los Angeles where 39 group members committed mass suicide on March 20, 1997 to reach what they believed was a alien spacecraft following the Comet Hale-Bopp which passed close to earth that evening. 39 members in the cult killed themselves but two surviving members were left behind to maintain the cult’s website and belief.


The album cover of Eternal Atake and the logo of Heaven’s Gate are clearly similar using both the same font, the same key lock in the middle and the same background located in a colorful version of space.


Immediately after the unveiling, two remaining members threatened a lawsuit against Lil Uzi Vert stating, “He is using and adapting our copyrights and trademark 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.”


Nothing was heard about the album until a month after where Lil Uzi dropped the first single from the album called “New Patek.” But there is no confirmation from Uzi or his label if this song would be on the album or not.


Another stretch of silence about the album were followed after “New Patek” dropped but three months later after the song dropped, Uzi says Eternal Atake is finished at his concert stating, “I know y’all wonder where I’m gonna drop my album. I’m finally done with that joint.” There was no mention of a release date or a tracklist from Uzi.


A month after Lil Uzi Vert’s announcement, on January 11th he surprised and shocked fans where he announced his retirement and that he deleted all his music. “I wanna take the time out to say I thank each and every one of my supporters but I’m done with music I deleted everything I wanna be normal…I wanna wake up in 2013.” He followed up with, “Thank you Love you” and “You are free.” This caused outrage among fans, many believing this is a publicity stunt to get more attention and many others taking it as a sign that Eternal Atake is never dropping.

Later, he went on a Instagram Livestream to confess that his record label Atlantic Records is blocking him from releasing music, stating that he “signed his life away.” Little was heard from Lil Uzi Vert for the next two months, when he went on Instagram Livestream and confessed he wanted to leak Eternal Atake on to Soundcloud.


“I don’t care about no money, I wish I could just give it to y’all for free on Soundcloud,” he said. DJ Drama who worked with Lil Uzi on many of his songs stated that Lil Uzi Vert can drop Eternal Atake whenever he wants and that he is the one that’s delaying it.


Things were looking grim for fans who have been waiting almost a whole year for an album, but everything started to look better when Roc Nation stepped in to manage Lil Uzi Vert. On Instagram Lil Uzi Vert posted on his Instagram of a photo of him in Roc Nation’s studio with the caption “Free Uzi” and previewed a new song and music video, thanking Roc Nation for using the studio.


Then after almost a full year, he dropped a new song called “Free Uzi.” When on Roc Nation’s official website they posted Uzi’s name and photo on their official website confirming that they are managing him, many fans’ hopes were raised.


But Lil Uzi was still signed with Atlantic Records at the time. They released a statement “Free Uzi” is a “leaked record” and “not official” then shortly after the song was removed off of streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.


People were outraged because they believed Atlantic was trying to silence Uzi but it turns out that the song was taken down by G Herbo’s record label because the beat sampled G Herbo’s song “Gangway.”


From there, things started to spiral downward. Shortly after, hackers leaked two unreleased Lil Uzi Vert songs named “Money Keep Coming” and “That’s a Rack.” (Money keep coming is now known as “Sanguine Paradise” after its official release on April 9.)


Lil Uzi Vert addressed these leaks on a Instagram story saying “Every Time something leaks you know everything takes longer…so have fun.” But soon after the leak, both songs dropped as official releases on all platforms.


The following month of April seemed very hopeful for the release of Eternal Atake with the release of the music video for “That’s a Rack,” showing that Lil Uzi Vert is no longer retired. Then finally on May 12 on stage at Rolling Loud in Miami, Lil Uzi Vert announced that he completed the final song for Eternal Atake but didn’t announce a release date.


Many fans were excited to hear this announcement and everything started to look better for the release of the album with Lil Uzi Vert becoming active on Twitter after a whole year of silence and many of Uzi’s producers and mixers posted on social media hinting they are working on finalizing the album.


So in conclusion, when is Eternal Atake going to drop? With a lot of recent song leaks on many forum websites and Discord servers, it shows that the album is finished but only time will tell when we will get the final announcement, which hopefully will be by this summer.

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