News: Wiz Khalifa Unravels 'Rolling Papers' Big Mistake, "The Album Did Great Numbers, But..."
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 11:20AM
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa is looking to better his craft while planning his upcoming sophomore album and told fans what he believed to be the biggest mistake behind his gold-selling studio album debut, Rolling Papers.
Via a Tumblr account, Wiz said that prematurely switching up his style up for Rolling Papers without realizing its ultimate impact on the album's reception.
"Moving on to the music, I haven't been this excited about any of my projects ever. I remember when i made kush and orange juice, I listened to it and knew I had created a new genre that wld change music.The mistake i made on Rolling Papers was thinking it was time to move on from that genre not knowing that it had impacted people so much. The album did great numbers, but creatively wasn't my best work. No regrets though. We live and we learn." [sic] (The Lvls!x)
He also gave fans an idea of what to expect from the upcoming O.N.I.F.C. (Only N*gga In First Class) sophomore LP.
"So for my fans sake and own personal enjoyment, Ive gone further into the world we've created and elaborated on our genre with the mixtape Taylor Allderdice and of course my sophomore album ONIFC. Im so confident in the artistry and creativity of these projects because so much living went along with them. These aren't songs aimed to be hits or widely accepted or even understood. Iss for people who live like us and can relate. And informative to those who can't. Either way we're inviting mu fuggas deep into our world and I can't wait. I got new visuals, a new clothing line, and the new show is gonna be amazing. This is for us. Taylor Gang Or Die." [sic] (The Lvls!x)
Despite its criticism, Wiz's girlfriend/model Amber Rose recently expressed to SOHH how much she loved Rolling Papers.
"I would have to say Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Papers, is my favorite album. I love it because Wiz is not just a great human being but he's super, super talented. Wiz's Rolling Papers is just a mixture of all different types of music on that album. It's not just straight hip-hop. When you listen to it, you hear that it's fun, it's sad, it's emotional, it's inspirational. So I just love the fact that there are so many different aspects on that album. I really enjoyed Rolling Papers." (SOHH)
Last April, the rapper's album nearly topped the sales chart selling over 200,000 copies.
Leading the pack this week is Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers which opened at No. 2 behind Britney Spears' Femme Fatale (277,100). According to Nielsen Soundscan, Wiz's Atlantic Records debut has sold 198,200 copies after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
O.N.I.F.C. is slated to drop sometime in 2012.
Check out some recent Wiz Khalifa footage below: