Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers LeakedPosted: March 22, 2011
Merely a year ago, I was getting all over the whole Wiz Khalifa thing. He was droppin’ mixtapes that sounded like nothing else coming out, he had that smooth stoner flow and poppy indie rock production that got the entire party singing every time a Wiz track came on.
Now, Wiz’s new album, Rolling Papers, is coming out and the energy around this release isn’t nearly as positive as it would’ve been a year ago. “Black and Yellow” came, was played to death, and then played some more, and the more Wiz Khalifa that came out, the easier it was to kind of figure out that it was all same song, different beat.
While at one point he sounded original, with well crafted lyrics about rising through the music industry, and remaining infinitely stoned, it’s just boring to hear those same songs over and over again. What hurts even more is to look back before things like the Burn After Rolling mixtape, back when he was lyrically diverse and still grinding just to get any kind of attention possible.
It seems like once Wiz got that attention though, the passion for making music left and the passion for green, both of the herbal and the dead presidential varieties, has left. It is all about girls who party hard, and how hes gonna fuck them, even if they have boyfriends, about drinking champagne, new cars and smoking disgusting amounts of weed with top heavy pop hook choruses supported by the same, rip joints, fuck your bitch and pop champagne on a private jet verses. Rolling Papers is, Wiz Khalifa, which is better then a lot of music out there, he at least still has that Khalifa feel, but still, the album is lacking the touch that brought me to him in the first place. I can only hope he drops the major label chokehold and starts getting back to real music, otherwise, I feel like I’m watching Wiz Khalifa’s music get pulled apart limb by limb by undead money-hungry destroyers of creativity.
Basically, his new release is good, party music, but stereotypical, unoriginal, and if you’re looking for artistic evolution, you will be severely disappointed.
As Khalifa said “and they all I rap about bitches and champagne/you would too if every night you seen the same thing”. Well Wiz, unfortunately sometimes bitches and champagne just doesn’t cut it as far as inspiration goes.