Wiz Khalifa is getting paid!! Today the Forbes “Hip Hop Cash Kings” list was unveiled, naming the top 25 highest paid artists in hip hop. Wiz Khalifa cracks the top 10 by coming in at #8, earning a wopping $14 MILLION!! Congrats to Wiz!
Every artist expects to be criticized over their work at some point but Wiz Khalifa certainly wasn’t expecting fans to be so negative when he unveiled the cover art for his upcoming album O.N.I.F.C. Wiz stuck by the cover on Twitter when he first debuted it, and in an interview with Karen Civil he says that any reaction is a good reaction.
“I don’t know what [the response] is gonna be. I do what I feel, and then people react to it,” Wiz said during his interview. “When [the cover] got its reaction, it was crazy to me ’cause I thought people was gonna love it. I thought they would be like, ‘Yo, this is the craziest cover, this is the best sh– I’ve ever seen in my life’. When I sat down and thought about it, I was like, ‘Well, whether they’re talking about how bad it is or how good it is, they’re talking about it,’ and that becomes the thing for the day, week, month, however long it lasts. It’s a good thing, and I believe in it, so that’s what’s most important.”
The cover drew immediate comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, and many people on Twitter accused Wiz of trying to copy the iconic singer, but he clarified that Hendrix wasn’t his only inspiration. “[Jimi Hendrix] is definitely an influence, but it’s not just [that],” he said. “Jimi Hendrix is a great person, I love Jimi, but that whole era of music…they all look like that. When you look back at that time and the Vietnam days… that’s what people looked like at that time. Me having an afro and me wearing a bandanna around my head and people think now I look like Jimi Hendrix, it doesn’t mean I’m trying to be Jimi. Yeah, I love Jimi, but that’s not really exactly who I’m trying to be.”
Wiz Khalifa just took to twitter to release the cover for his highly anticipated mixtape titled Taylor Allderdice. Taylor Allderdice is the name of Wiz Khalifa’s high school in Pittsburgh, PA. Taylor Allderdice drops March 13th so be sure to check back then for the download link.
Last night Wiz Khalifa smoked out the room in NYC for a listening session of ‘Taylor Allderdice’ with his Taylor Gang crew including Chevy, Juicy J, Courtney Noelle, Cardo, Sledgren and more. Also in attendance was Mac Miller with members of Mostdope plus a handful of bloggers. Thanks to the many bloggers on hand we have a nice recap of what went down and what we can expect to hear on ‘Taylor Allderdice’ when it drops on March 13th. Hopefully we can be on hand for the next one of these!
Be sure to head on over to UHTN to read Lowkey’s reviews where he reveals that Smoke DZA, Curren$y, Amber Rose & Lola Monroe will all appear on the tape.
hit the jump for twitter reactions from various bloggers in attendance & quotes from Wiz Continue reading →
It was only a matter of time before Mac & Devin aka Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg would cover ‘High Times’ magazine. Look for ‘Mac & Devin Go To High School’ the movie coming out in the next couple months and get the soundtrack in stores now!