Wiz Khalifa Considers Himself "More Than Just A Rapper," Talks Inspiration
The "Roll Up" rapper explains how he's grown as an artist since previous incarnations.
Wiz Khalifa has been steady promoting his debut album Rolling Papers, an album that he considers as a testament to his growth. Speaking with NOW 99.7 FM’s HoodRat Miguel, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania spitter explained how he’s matured as an artist and how he’s trying to figure out his niche as an artist.
“I just been working a lot. Just really finding myself and my own sound and you know putting my diversity out there and not letting anybody put me in a box or let people’s expectations guide what I do,” he said. “Really, just do what I feel and what makes me happy. Even the albums that I put out before, the ‘Say Yeah’s and stuff like that that I did, that was me letting people know that I’m more than just a rapper. I’m making music, I make songs, I’m down to make hits.”
Wiz, who’s had a diverse array of singles and sounds over the past few years, tries to push himself to be a better musician and have a stronger understanding of the industry.
“I mean, everything that I do, I try to do something different, try to make it different from the last. Really, just the transition has been learning the game, learning how to make other people happy as well as fulfilling all my needs, too,” he continued, noting how he draws inspiration. “It’s everywhere. Just life, in general. Living, interacting with different people, hearing different people’s points of views. You gotta be sensitive to everything around you and just always be inspired. You just gotta be open.”