News: Wiz Khalifa Addresses Hometown Critics, "I Just Want Y'All To Know The World Is Bigger Than Pittsburgh"
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 2:00PM
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa is reminding fans he still puts on for his city by dishing out is hometown love amid speculated criticism.
Speaking via Twitter, Khalifa reminded fellow Pittsburgh heads life is bigger than repping the hood.
"Im Always Working & For The Record I See Wuss Goin On At Home. I Would Never Forget About My City. I Love Ya'll Crazy Mu F*ckas. Im From There," he tweeted January 19th.
"Im Ratchet As H*ll Juss Like Ya'll. I Juss Want Y'all To Know The World Is Bigger Than Pittsburgh Bein Alive Past 21 Is Cool"
"I Got No Problems Wit N*ggas Reppin The Hood Because Thats A MAJOR Part Of Our City But I Don't Feel Wrong For Showin People The Other Side"
"Especially Kids Who's Minds Aren't Already As Fucked Up And Jaded As Ours" (Wiz Khalifa's Twitter)
Outside of Pittsburgh, Khalifa has stayed busy by building his Taylor Gang record label.
"Yeah that's official, that's good to go," Khalifa confirmed with MTV News on Wednesday night before he took the stage with Snoop Dogg at Terminal 5 in New York. For Wiz, this is an opportunity to link up with an artist that he has looked up to for a long time. "Well, I've always been a huge fan of Juicy J and Three 6 Mafia and what they brought to the game," he said. "As far as their music, as far as their consistency, as far as just if you're in that mood and you know what you wanna hear, they brought it and I respected that. And they brought it for years, since I was young." Turns out, according to Khalifa, Juice was a fan of Wiz as well. "It was like, 'Man we might as well bridge the gap and takeover,' because he's gonna be here forever and I'm gonna be here forever." (MTV)
Over the fall, rapper LoLa Monroe broke the news of her Khalifa signing.
She explained why she decided to sign with the "Black and Yellow" rapper. "Wiz is like a positive free individual that's about his business and that matches everything I've created on my side," she said. "When he reached out, he was like, 'I feel as though our movements represent the same thing, so I want you to rep Taylor Gang.' And I agreed, so it's only right. Plus, out of all the situations that came to me, my business instincts and just the comfort level, I felt it was just the right move with him. He's a stand-up dude and it just felt right." LoLa, who was nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at this year's BET Awards, is prepping her debut album and will drop a new single in November. "It's gon' be crazy." (Rap-Up)
In light of the new acts, Taylor Gang's Chevy Woods recently hit up SOHH and gave his reaction to the team's latest acquisitions.
"I'm bringing my me and my laid back personality. The Taylor Gang is one gang, but we're all different. No one is trying to be other other. All of us do little things to spread their message to the world. Each Taylor Gang member is good with the lane of music they're doing ... we can jump into each others lane and make it work. As far as what I want to get out the game, I'm not looking for a big pot of gold or a certain amount of money or none of that sh**. I'm just lookin' for the repsect and the love." (SOHH)
Check out some recent Wiz Khalifa footage below: