Meaning of “New Patek” by Lil Uzi Vert
“New Patek” is a hip hop song by American rapper/singer Lil Uzi Vert. The title of this song makes reference to the famous luxury Swiss watch brand Patek Philippe SA. The song’s lyrics see Uzi rapping about a number of things, most notably having a New Patek on his wrist.
“New Patek on my wrist”
Aside bragging about his expensive watch, Uzi also brags about the massive wealth he’s making and the women he’s had affairs with, among others.
Facts about “New Patek”
- This track was penned by Lil Uzi Vert with production being handled by hip-hop music producer/artist Dolan Beats. Besides working with Lil Uzi Vert, Dolan has also worked with the likes of Chief Keef and 21 Savage.
- “New Patek” was officially dropped (as in released) on 18th September, 2018. The track is from Uzi’s 2018 album titled Eternal Atake.
- A few months before the official release of the song in September, Uzi previewed it on the social media site Instagram. This was in June.
- This track was originally titled “5 Min”. However, it was later changed to its present title thanks to fans of Uzi who preferred “New Patek” instead.
Is this the first time Lil Uzi Vert and producer Dolan Beats have worked together?
Not really. Dolan Beats produced Uzi’s song “Rich Forever Leaked”. The song was released in April 2018 and appears on Uzi’s second studio album Eternal Atake.
Has this song got anything to do with the cult Heaven’s Gate?
No. However, the original cover art for Uzi’s Eternal Atake (the album on which this song appears) had a very strong connection with the cult. As a matter of fact it was inspired by the cult. Heaven’s Gate was an American religious cult that gained notoriety all over the world after after 39 of its members, including its leader Marshall Applewhite committed mass suicide in March 1997. But what’s the connection between Eternal Atake and Heaven’s Gate? We hear you ask. The original art work of Eternal Atake was deliberately designed to bear striking resemblance to the official logo of Heaven’s Gate. However, Uzi was later forced to make drastic changes to the cover art after some surviving members of the cult threatened legal action against him.
Does “New Patek” sample any song(s)?
Yes, it does. It samples a song titled “Death Parade”. The song in question is from the Japanese anime TV series Death Parade.