Published Jan 26, 2011Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa's career is on fire at the moment. While the young MC has been in the spotlight for some time due to his mega-hit "Black and Yellow," the weed-loving rapper has now become the unlikely spokesperson for his city's sports scene.
Last weekend (January 23), Khalifa performed the single for hometown football fans at the Pittsburgh Steelers' AFC championship game against the New York Jets. The song has now become the rallying cry for the Steelers' upcoming Super Bowl appearance (February 6). With crossover appeal in mind, it's fitting that Khlaifa has now released the details on his upcoming album, which surely hip-hop heads and tailgate enthusiasts will enjoy alike.
Billboard points to a Ustream video in which the spitter confirmed his new album Rolling Papers will drop March 29 on Atlantic. While the disc's title clearly hints at Khalifa's love for the sticky icky, the rapper says it also works as an analogy for splitting with his old label, Warner.
"I sort of got my 'rolling papers'... and I was able to leave and I was able to do my thing likens to 'saying goodbye to the paper,'" he said.
While his statement sort of makes sense, that just sounds like pothead logic to us.
Though a tracklisting has yet to appear, Rolling Papers is said to feature guest spots from Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Too Short and Curren$y.
UPDATE: Wiz has shared the new track "We Drift Deeper," which we're guessing may appear on the new LP. Have a listen below.
Wiz Khalifa - We Drift Deeper by Hypetrak