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Wiz In To Town
Rolling Papers - Wiz Khalifa
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Rolling Papers - Wiz Khalifa
Advantages: Some catchy tracks, Wiz has a good flow
Disadvantages: Too many tracks that don't hit the spot
Wiz Khalifa, real name Cameron Thomaz, is an American rapper and this is the third studio album he has released but by far his biggest. It sold 200,000 copies in its first week alone and reached number 2 on the US billboard charts. He is a rapper but has mixed in a lot of pop style beats in to his tracks to give it more of a commercial feel. With the likes of Nicki Minaj pulling this off, I am surprised there are not a lot more rappers doing the pop rap style. As usual I will review a selection of tracks from the album.
Black and Yellow
I have to start with this track as it is that banging tune that introduced me to Wiz. It has an awesome beat that Wiz raps with and you can't help but be drawn to it. The hook is awesome and yet all he is saying is black and yellow, but it is one that you will love singing along to. In terms of the rapping it is quite strange as the topic is a little over it but from what I can understand he is talking about how far he is progressing with life and hence the Black and Yellow describes the amazing car he must have that people can see as he is cruising by. In the second verse he talks about lesbians and how many diamonds he has. Yes he is pretty shallow here but it doesn't stop it being one of the standout tracks from the album.
This is a very catchy track and similar to the pop rap that I mentioned above. Wiz is very smooth with his flows and the term Roll Up is used to express how he can appear whenever a girl needs him. Looking deeper it is quite a sleazy track as lyrically it is about a girl who is with a boring guy and whenever she gets bored she can call Wiz and he will please her with no drama. The hook is where Wiz excels and the best part of the tracks, especially the final breakdown at the end which has a great melody.
This one features Currency and one I enjoy due to its thumping music. You can play this one when cruising on the streets as it is a chill out track but serious at the same time. Currency does he thing as always in the hook, but Wiz is smooth with the lyrics. It's ironic that the sound is a lot to do with money. About how before they were famous they couldn't afford anything or even get in to anywhere but now they are allowed on the rooftops. It also tackles topics like relationships and about how girls only go out with them cause of the fancy gifts they get.
Overall it is a good album but not one of my favourite albums and in fact nowhere near. It has a few good catchy tracks, but asides from Black and Yellow there was no track that really hit the spot for me. There is a lot of competition at the minute and in terms of Wiz's style Kendrick Lamar is streaking ahead of him, so Wiz is going to have to up his game if he wants to stay as one of the big rappers in the game.
Summary: A decent rap album