Wiz Khalifa Tells the Backstories of His Biggest Songs
Ahead of the release of Rolling Papers 2, Wiz Khalifa is taking a look back at some of his biggest hits throughout his career. Sitting down with GQ for a video that was published on July 10, the Pittsburgh rapper reveals little-known facts about his most iconic tracks.
Starting with 2006's "Pittsburgh Sound," Khalifa revealed he didn't have enough money at the time for studio sessions but says the owner of the studio gave him a part-time job that allowed him to use the studio. The rapper admits he didn't think the song would be big but said it took on a life of its own.
Wiz also spoke about how his first No. 1 single, "Black and Yellow," came to be. According to the rapper, he had to switch his mind from mixtape mode to make a hit mode and recorded the first thing that came to his mind.
"It sounded stupid to me," Wiz said about the lyrics. "But I was like dude, I just bought the black and yellow car, I got all this jewelry that's black and yellow, I from Pittsburgh. I was like, I'm making the fucking song. I don't care if it's corny."
Khalifa admits that another one of his hits may have been corny, but it was Snoop Dogg who convinced him to hop on the track. Speaking about "Young, Wild & Free," Wiz says he was reluctant to record the song but after noticing that Snoop was interested in the collab, he joined the west coast rapper for the track.
Wiz's Rolling Papers 2 is set to release on July 13. The project will feature guest appearances from Swae Lee, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Chevy Woods, Ty Dolla Sign, Gucci Mane and Snoop Dogg.
Check out Wiz discussing more of his iconic songs below.
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