“Shells” by Shabazz PBG & Lil Uzi Vert

“Shells” is the title of a collaboration between American rappers Lil Uzi Vert and Shabazz PBG. On this song, among other things, Uzi shows some indications of his desire to leave his record label (Generation Now). It’s a well-known fact that more often than not, when an artist is making the attempt to leave his/her record label, whatever pending album they have worked on gets delayed due to legal issues. This could explain the reason why as of December 2018, Uzi’s album Eternal Atake is yet to be released.  

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Shells's Shabazz PBG at Lyrics.org.

In early December 2018, Uzi revealed to his fans that Eternal Atake was completed and awaiting release. However, if Uzi is actually embroiled in a legal battle with his record label like he hints in “Shells”, the release date of the album is going to be extended. 

Lyrics of "Shells"
The line above appears in Lil Uzi Vert’s second verse. It is the highlight of the song “Shells”.

That being said, it’s noteworthy that as of the date of the publishing of this post, Uzi hasn’t released any official statement regarding his wanting to get out of his record deal. However, prior to the release of “Shells”, he had on multiple occasions seemingly hinted of his displeasure of being signed to Generation Now.

For example, as far back as in December 2017, Uzi hinted at making a mistake by signing to the label in question.

Quick Facts about “Shells”

  • This song was written by Shabazz PBG and Lil Uzi Vert.
  • “Shells” came out on Christmas Day 2018.
  • There are three verses in this song. Uzi handles two of them whereas Shabazz handles only one. There are also three choruses in the song. Shabazz handles all the choruses by himself.

Is this the first time Shabazz PBG is collaborating with Lil Uzi Vert?

Yes, it is.

Does “Shells” have an official music video?

Yes. On December 25, 2018, it was released along with an official music video. Creative Ryan directed the clip.

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