Saturday, May 21, 2011
CD Review: Wiz Khalifa Shows Us His "Rolling Papers"
Don’t let the piano intro fool you; Wiz Khalifa is all about big beats and smooth rolling lyrics. The mellowness of “On My Level” lets you absorb his lyrics without overtaking you with the music. His #1 single, “Black and Yellow” best displays the successful formula of Wiz Khalifa with a repetitive chorus that gets drilled into you mind and beats that can’t be denied. His second single “Roll Up” continues along the same lines as his first successful single. The beats and rhymes of “Wake Up” are sure to be another hit single as Wiz gives you his blueprint for success. “No Sleep” was a digital-only released single that reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, but seems too safe and predictable a song for Wiz. The more experimental songs like “Top Floor” and “Fly Solo” allow for Wiz Khalifa to spread his wings and take more chances on his songs.
Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers 2011 tour is currently overseas before returning at the end of May with appearance at the B.O.M.B. festival in Hartford, CT and the Bonnaroo Festival in June. For more information on Wiz Khalifa and his new album, please visit wizkhalifa.com.
Posted by JP's Music Blog