Everybody was ready to count out Wiz Khalifa. You know how rap fans are. I feel like they’ve always had it wrong when it comes to Wiz’s career. Pretty much all of the criticism that’s been tossed his way for the past few years has been lazy, hiveminded bullshit. I like Kush & Orange Juice as much as the next person, but if you’re holding on to some tired notion that it’s the last collection of solid material that Wiz released, you’re mistaken.
The stuff that made a lot of people hate Wiz—the O.N.I.F.C. cover, wearing leggings, dying his hair—always came off like fly, unorthodox shit to me. I never thought he was falling off. Wiz was doing the type of shit you do when you’re one of like 30 rap artists ever to have a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. He was doing the type of shit you do when you’re a 26-year-old who makes $14 million in a year. He was doing what you do when you’re not worried about some random idiot in a comments section who thinks you’re weird.
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