Listen to Wiz Khalifa’s long-awaited album ‘The Saga of Wiz Khalifa’By Hollie Gwinnett | April 29, 2020
Last week on 20th April, the multi-platinum selling artist Wiz Khalifa released his newest album ‘The Saga of Wiz Khalifa’. The album has just 7 tracks but incredible features from the likes of Quavo and Tyga to name a few. It seems that the release date was planned as Wiz is known to celebrate 4/20 and releasing new music is his way to commemorate the ‘holiday’.
This month marked the 10-year anniversary of Wiz Khalifa’s mixtape ‘Kush and Orange Juice’, which arguably was his most notorious work. The mixtape has been a huge influence for the melodic hip-hop that we hear today. Upon release, the mixtape was trending on Google and Twitter within the hour and its clear to see the huge impact it has had as people still listen to it a decade later. A year before the release Wiz Khalifa parted ways with his record label Warner Bros as he wanted to be in control of his ‘next moves’. It clearly paid off as ‘Kush and Orange Juice’ went down in history and he quickly signed to Atlantic Records.
The last album that Wiz KhIalifa released ‘2009’ was a collaborative album with fellow American rapper Curren$y. The 2 rappers vibe well with each other as they have collaborated in the past, many fans were happy to see them reunite and listen to this new album as it has a real sense of nostalgia. After the success of ‘2009’, people were left wondering when Wiz will release a solo project and if it would be as good as what has come before.
There are many features on ‘The Saga of Wiz Khalifa’ and Wiz has chosen popular hip-hop artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Logic and Ty Dolla $ign. Yet the most popular song has been with Tyga. ‘Contact’ came out last month and already has over 5 million views on YouTube. They rap about their lavish lifestyles and the video sees them in hot air balloons, surrounded by models. Watch it here –
The third track on the album ‘Still Wiz’, uses Dr Dre’s iconic instrumental from the song ‘Still Dre’. Wiz teased the track on social media promising that he would release the full version as soon as he had approval from Dr Dre. People were excited to hear his remake and it definitely didn’t disappoint.
Wiz Khalifa still manages to be a relevant artist, and this may be due to his versatility. He switches between old style rap in songs such as ‘Still Wiz’ and also integrates new styles in ‘Out in Space’ featuring Quavo. Every album, mixtape and EP that Wiz puts out he always manages to appeal to all kinds of music fans, and this is why he continues to be an icon.
Stream the newest drop here and see what you think for yourself!