9. Wiz Khalifa – Take Yo’ Bitch
Who - Wiz is a Pittsburgh based rapper that has been getting a lot of burn from me lately. I mean a lot. His mixtapes “Kush & OJ” and “Burn After Rolling” have both been in steady rotation. If you haven’t heard him before, you can probably guess what his subject matter is based on those album titles. He combines a great flow, with humorous lyrics and a real laid back, fun sound. You can download both of those albums for free online, so check him out.
Why You Need To Hear Him – You want to hear this guy, because he is good, simple as that. Although he is continuing to get more and more popular, the casual or old school rap fan has probably not heard him. He is on the verge of breaking through to the mainstream though. He really takes over that place in hip hop that Devin The Dude held for years. He spits laid back rhymes about good times. Simple as that. You want political correctness and social commentary…look elsewhere. You wanna hear about great parties, girls and substance abuse…here is your man!
The Song – I could have chosen a number of songs to showcase Wiz. This song, probably isn’t even in my top ten or fifteen of Wiz songs, but I think it showcases his potential for commercial success. I am not sure what song he jacked for this, sounds like some pop tune, but it works. I could totally see this song being popular. Yeah, it isn’t politically correct, but I still see girls loving this. Am I wrong? I usually am, but I don’t think so in this case. You take a radio friendly beat, and have Wiz spit his sing song flow about stealing your girlfriend. I should HATE this song, but his personality, flow and voice overpower my rage at his audacity. This could be a hit TODAY. Might need some editing to make it radio friendly though.
This video showcases, the fun side of Wiz’s music: