Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa has revealed plans to return to the studio and churn out a follow-up to last year’s O.N.I.F.C. (Only N*gga In First Class) album in light of having a newborn son.
While he initially had no plans of dropping a full-length feature this year, Wiz credited the good things in his life for sparking the urge.
“Actually I am working on another album,” Wiz revealed in an interview. “I’m planning on dropping it this year. I wasn’t going to, it’s just I got so much motivation, I’m having so much fun, having my son, like, you know, I feel it would be a great time to put out a really dope, relevant project and kill it again. … I’m doing a lot of features, a lot of videos. I’m gonna just be everywhere this year, I’m doing everything. I actually haven’t even told anyone I was working on an album yet, you guys are the first ones [to know]. … You know what, I don’t want to put [my son] on a song for the fact — I don’t want to give people the option to like it or not like it because I’ve heard some stuff where people put their kids on stuff and you know it’s ehhhh. So, I mean, I don’t want it to happen to myself where they’re listening to it like, ‘Ohhhh nice, Bash is on here.’ [laughs]” (“Big Boy’s Neighborhood”)
A few weeks ago, Wiz gushed over being a father and raising a child.
“Bash is great, man, he’s awesome,” Khalifa told host Sway Calloway. “He’s eating on time, he’s taking good poops, like a good baby should. He’s been good.” Though Wiz is adjusting to fatherhood nicely, he does find some difficulty with his new role. “The hardest thing for me is just when he cries. I want to give him everything just so he stops crying,” he said. “You never want your baby to cry.” (MTV)
In late February, Wiz defended ditching studio work to focus on his first kid.
“My son wakes right up and gives me kisses on the nose :-),” Khalifa tweeted February 26th.
“Im not gonna lie, i havent been on twitter, instagram, in the studio or nothin. Juss bein Sebastian’s dad is good enough for now” (Wiz Khalifa’s Twitter)
Last December, Khalifa’s O.N.I.F.C. fell a notch short of debuting atop the sales chart.
Leading the way this week is Wiz Khalifa’s O.N.I.F.C. at No. 2 behind Taylor Swift‘s Red (167,000). According to Nielsen SoundScan, the new LP has shelled out 141,400 copies after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)