written by Carla Bynum
Khalifa was supported by the single “Bake Sale” featuring Travi$ Scott and features appearances by Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods, Juicy J, Rico Love, Courtney Noelle, and his son Sebastian.
Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed so Wiz lives life his way. He could have been dead or in jail but he isn’t. He has always been open about his weed use and he does so every day to “Celebrate” life. The song features Rico Love.
Wiz plans to stay “Elevated” in his life. He works hard for his money and anything that comes easy to him isn’t appealing.
“City View” was originally featured on Khalifa’s YouTube channel in 2012. The official album version features singer Courtney Noelle. Wiz has always been about his money and he loves proving his haters wrong by grinding even harder.
The first verse on the song “Cowboy” is about guys Wiz knows back home in Pittsburgh who are hustling for everything they have. He also compares the violence in his hometown to Midwest cowboys. The third verse is about a young dude who is overtaken by the streets of Pittsburgh and loses his life to the “Midwest cowboys.”
A Wiz album isn’t complete without the traditional ode to marijuana. After months of teasing, the single “Bake Sale” was finally released on January 21st. Both Wiz and Travi$ Scott, who is featured on the single, are open about their weed use. They’re having a bake sale but instead of the traditional treats, theirs are laced with marijuana.
Wiz showcases his singing skills on the track “Call Waiting” about a love that is incomparable. It sounds as though Wiz has
fallen in love with a lady in his life, however, this song may very well be solely about marijuana.
Wiz woke up still drunk and high from the night before but he’s trying to “Make a Play” and do it all over again. The song features J.R. Donato.
“Most of Us” is about Khalifa’s crew “Taylor Gang” and how they have haters always talking trash about them but they’re prepared to take things to the next level if things get too real.
Wiz remembers when he was a teenager always in the studio instead of hanging out like most kids his age. He had big dreams and he planned to follow them. He never thought that he would be at the top of his game when he was younger but he worked hard to get where he is. He encourages listeners to pack up their things and go because the world is bigger than just your hometown. “Zoney” ends with an adorable conversation between Wiz and his son Sebastian.
Ty Dolla $ign joins Wiz on the song “Lit.” They only smoke the best weed and date the hottest women. If it isn’t fire, they don’t want anything to do with it.
While “No Permission” was never released as a single, the song and video were released on May 5, 2015. Wiz sparks up his weed when and wherever without asking permission. No matter how much money he has, he will remain the same. The song features Chevy Woods.
Juicy J joins Wiz on the final track “iSay.” Wiz feels that he doesn’t have to prove himself because he’s always been genuine and hardworking. He doesn’t know what else he can do to convince people of that but he doesn’t care.
Wiz Khalifa has always been a relatively lowkey artist who for the most part stays out of the limelight. Following the release of his album Blacc Hollywood in 2014, he was mostly off the radar until the release of the 4x platinum single “See You Again” from the Furious 7 Soundtrack. With the release of Khalifa, it seems as though he has reverted back to his old style which is what made us fall in love with him in the first place. True Khalifa fans will surely be pleased with his new album.
Recommended Tracks: “Zoney,” “Elevated,” “Lit,” “Bake Sale,”