Lounging on a beaten-up leather couch tucked away in an industrial loft in downtown Brooklyn, Wiz Khalifa asks, “Did you see my new tatt?” turning to reveal a freshly inked mega mass sprawling across his spine. Covered head-to-toe in body art, it’s hard not to notice the lanky Pittsburgh emcee’s impressive display of ink.
This is our second time chopping it up with Khalifa, and although only 6 months have passed, it’s clear that new ink isn’t the only thing that has changed. The last time we spoke, it was just Wiz in the back room of Honey’s downtown office space. Quiet, intimate, and very cloudy. Fast forward a few months, fresh off a win for MTV’s “Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010,” secured by Khalifa’s cult-like followers dubbed “The Taylor Gang,” it suddenly feels like the calm before the storm.
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