Saturday, May 22, 2010
"Everything better when you're high!" Well according to Wiz Khalifa it is, if you dont know who he is you must be living under a rock or listening to you r radio too much. Turn it off and Check him out Based out of Pittsburgh and tatted down to the socks he combines smooth but powerful Beats with a very unique flow. With songs like UP of his latest mixtape, KushandOrangeJuice. Up is like a pothead's Wedding March Khalifa serenades you over a slow melodic beat. In my opinion one of the best mixtapes I've heard in the last 5 years. Hosted by no D.J and sampling songs that aren't a usual pic for a mixtape, like Loose Ends'"Hangin' on a String" the sexy R&B track he used for The Kid Frankie. Another one of my favorties is The song "Never Been" which samples "Schala's Theme" from the soundtrack to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System role-playing game Chrono Trigger, composed by Yasunori Mitsuda.
Khalifa a self proclaimed stoner makes reference to the magical plant on almost every song, but when you title your mixtape KushandOrangeJuice this should be expected. Some may argue that rapping about pretty women, partying, and weed is nothing new and to some extent you're right. However its the way you say it. Listening to Wiz he seems very natural his raps aren't forced or overly clever, theres no glamor just skills over interesting beats. You feel like he's just telling you what happened last night after his show. The difference is its honest!! Honesty in Hip-Hop, a phenomenon I know. Rappers are so focused with being cocky and lusting for admiration these days, they fail to realize that back in the day artists partied with their fans and really showed love. Khalifa sends that message through his music. Using Twitter, Facebook, and Ustream to connect with his fans, and not just for a place of worship.
Wiz Khalifa is definitely an artist to get familiar with. He's finally getting the recognition he deserves for his talent, with recent interviews on MTV2 and MTVJams. and of course being one XXL magazines Top Ten Freshmen. He is now RUMORED to be signing with Atlantic Records. Hopefully he stays true to himself and doesn't change for the mainstream monkeys. Wiz Khalifa is surely the BEAT I've been looking for. Check out all his music and free your mind people. Dont be afraid to listen.
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