10 Things We Learned From Wiz Khalifa's O.N.I.F.C. Listening
November 27, 2012 - 5:13 pm
Wiz is an artsy dude. For aesthetic purposes, Wiz had super talented artist Andre Trenier paint a dope portrait of himself, live in the middle of the party. We got to give the dude credit; it was a spitting image of Cam!
Wiz is definitely enjoying his wealth. On the album, he makes numerous references to his growing bank account.
-"I spend money every chance cause, damn, I work hard"
-"Stacking cheese till my bread right/ smokin' tress till my head right"
-"I'm fuckin' rich and some things you cant change"
-I got so much money I think I should pay for all this"
This is an album the true smokers will enjoy. It goes without saying that Wiz was going for a sound that would put his fellow Mary Jane fanatics in the right state of mind. However, the actual output on the production & lyricism was smooth beyond our imagination. That's not to say that you won't enjoy ONIFC sober, but you just might appreciate it more with your head in the clouds.
Wiz has a lot of confidence in The Taylor Gang's first lady, Lola Monroe. During the session, he stated: "She goes harder than most n*ggas," before playing their track "The Initiation."
Cam'ron had a bigger influence on Wiz's career than we throught. He said: "If anybody doesn’t know, I f*ckin’ love Cam’ron. That n*gga had so a influence on me, my style. And I never even thought I would ever get to meet him, let alone do a song with him."
There are 3 other major rap influences that Wiz holds close to his heart.
Wiz: : "It’s like Snoop, Cam, Juicy J, and anybody from Wu-Tang, they was like all my n*ggas man... and Bone! They all got the same place in my heart."
Wiz recalls smoking "like 40 joints during his session with Pharrell. He joked about how he was sure Skateboard caught a contact high when they recorded "Rise Above."
Wiz Khalifa has a thing for female dancers. One of the highlights of the night was definitely the "exotic dancers" who took the stage, painted in tiger & zebra stripes. We can only imagine what happens behind closed doors with him & Amber.
Wiz says the music on this album is just as important as the lyrics. He talked about how each song represents a certain vibe, and at times he views people's voices as instruments as well.
Wiz can roll one hell of a joint. From the start of the album to the end, one thing people kept focusing on aside from the dope tunes playing was the massive J in Wiz's hand. We're talking mini baseball bat status. That thing could've easily made it into the Guinness Book Of World Records.