News: Wiz Khalifa Rolls Out Atlantic Records Debut
Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 3:15PM
"Black & Yellow" hitmaker Wiz Khalifa has finally provided fans with a solid update on his forthcoming Atlantic Records debut by revealing the project's title and release date.
According to Wiz, the solo LP will land in stores toward the end of March.
The highly-anticipated set will be titled "Rolling Papers" and will be released on March 29. During a Ustream, Wiz told fans that the album title is not only inspired by his affinity for smoking weed, but that "it's deeper than that too... it's not just about the weed thing. It's bigger than that," he said. "My career really took off when I started smoking papers." Wiz also explained that the album's title refers to him being able to get off his contract with Warner Bros. "I sort of got my 'rolling papers'... and I was able to leave and I was able to do my thing likens to "saying goodbye to the paper." (Billboard)
Confirmed guest appearances include Snoop Dogg and Curren$y.
Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Too $hort, and Curren$y are expected to make appearances on the album. A tracklisting and cover art will be revealed in the coming weeks. (Rap-Up)
Last September, Wiz said he was interested in linking with artists like Cam'ron and Devin the Dude for his Atlantic debut.
"It's been awesome, you know what I'm saying, just working with a lot of people over there that completely understand my movement and what I'm doing," Wiz told radio personality A-Plus about his relationship with Atlantic. "'Black & Yellow,' the single, just how that worked out. Me pushing it to them and them really going hard with it. It's a great marriage that we got going on. It's definitely new energy, it's a lot of motivation for the project, and it's understanding going forward...I wanna work with Cam'ron, trying to get Cam'ron on the album. [Twitter trending topic] 'Camron Says,' Cam'ron's my man, a lot of people don't know I started that. I did, me. Shout-out to Killa. I want to get Killa on the album. I want to get 8Ball & MJG, I want to get Devin the Dude on the album, Snoop [Dogg] of course. And if anything else happens, it'll be a classic collaboration that nobody expects." (Power 92.1)
In late July, Wiz announced joining Atlantic Records' roster.
"Yeah, I'm signing to Atlantic," Khalifa said. "We've been working on it for a minute. I wanted to make sure that I had records that I was comfortable with before I went to any label or any situation. I wanted to make sure I had my direction so when I take it to them it's like, 'Let's go.' ... It's a huge honor for [Ross] to even extend a hand like that. [It's] crazy for him to even look out like that. Me and Ross is always gonna be working. He sees my vision. I think he gets what I'm trying to do. Even if it ain't no paperwork between me and Ross, it's gonna be work done between me and Ross." (MTV)
Check out Wiz Khalifa speaking on his Atlantic Records debut down below: