Uzi recently showed up on a big-time single from Wiz Khalifa and a couple of top TGOD producers, but he hadn’t dropped a record of his own in over a month. Not like that’s a long time — but his fans were getting restless, and he’s come back on this Sunday evening with a crazy new tune, “SUB ZERO,” produced by the teenage Philly sensation Maaly Raw, who was responsible for some of the standout cuts on last month’s Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World mixtape.
It’s fitting that “SUB ZERO” should have some booming sub-bass. As is the case with most of his beats, though, it’s Maaly’s strangely catchy synth line — sounding like an electrified sitar — that makes this one so fresh. Uzi sounds subdued for much of the track, though he often jumps into unpredictable flows, allowing his ad-libbing to help him keep a cohesive tempo. He’s a master controller of his shifts in energy, and there are at least a few portions of the song that sound like knockout hooks. Expect “SUB ZERO” to be a particularly explosive highlight of future Uzi performances.