Taylor Gang leader Wiz Khalifa recently talked about his upcoming Blacc Hollywood album, notably, the concept behind its title and why he went with a unique spelling of the word “black.” #wizkid
Khalifa said the main idea behind his new solo release is to expand people’s minds.
“I just wanted [people] to embrace their mind state and really have somebody telling them that their game plan is cool enough for the world — I come from that whole underdog and that whole behind the scenes and then to the front of the scenes era. So, I just want people to know that I got em. I’m holding ‘em down.” (VLAD TV)
Wiz also finally explained the reasoning behind his “Blacc” portion of the album title.
“I wanted to get away from the color of it first of all because a lot of people associate black Hollywood with like the blaxploitation movies or just black actors in general. So, I just wanted to get away from the color and just more aiming towards an attitude and the more general purpose for everybody.” (VLAD TV)
Barring any last-minute changes, the album will come packed with 12 records.
1. “Hope” feat. Ty Dolla $ign 2. “We Dem Boyz” 3. “Promises” 4. “KK” feat. Project Pat & Juicy J 5. “House in the Hills” feat. Curren$y 6. “Ass Drop” 7. “Raw” 8. “Stayin’ Out All Night” 9. “The Sleaze” 10. “So High” feat. Ghost Loft 11. “Still Down” feat. Chevy Woods & Ty Dolla $ign 12. “No Gain” 13. “True Colors” (Blacc Hollywood)
Khalifa announced the project’s release date to the masses last month.
“Blacc Hollywood August 19th. #BlaccHollywood,” Khalifa tweeted June 30.
“Another classic album art. This summer should be fun.” (Wiz Khalifa’s Twitter)