Wiz Khalifa Says "Rolling Papers" "Creatively Wasn't My Best Work"
The Taylor Gang leader promises not to cater to mainstream tastes with his upcoming mixtape and sophomore album.
In anticipation of his upcoming sophomore album O.N.I.F.C., Wiz Khalifa took to his Tumblr page to reflect on his debut Rolling Papers, admitting that it wasn't his best creative work and that he feels much more confident about its follow up. In the post, he recalls how Kush & Orange Juice took his sound to new heights, but that he abandoned that for his major label debut.
"I haven’t been this excited about any of my projects ever. I remember when i made kush and orange juice, I listened to it and knew I had created a new genre that wld change music," he wrote. "The mistake i made on Rolling Papers was thinking it was time to move on from that genre not knowing that it had impacted people so much. The album did great numbers, but creatively wasn’t my best work. No regrets though. We live and we learn."
Wiz assures that his upcoming mixtape Taylor Allderdice and sophomore album O.N.I.F.C. will reel back in his sound. He asserts that he's not trying to crack the charts or cater to mainstream tastes, but rather for "people who live like us and can relate."
"So for my fans sake and own personal enjoyment, Ive gone further into the world we’ve created and elaborated on our genre with the mixtape Taylor Allderdice and of course my sophomore album ONIFC. Im so confident in the artistry and creativity of these projects because so much living went along with them. These aren’t songs aimed to be hits or widely accepted or even understood. Iss for people who live like us and can relate. And informative to those who can’t. Either way we’re inviting mu fuggas deep into our world and I can’t wait. I got new visuals, a new clothing line, and the new show is gonna be amazing. This is for us. Taylor Gang Or Die."