Wiz Khalifa Explains ‘O.N.I.F.C.’ Album Title

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Wiz Khalifa puzzled his fans when he announced his album title last year. Now the “Black and Yellow” MC breaks down the meaning behind O.N.I.F.C.

“It’s the Only N-Word in First Class,” said Wiz, revealing what the acronym stands for during an interview on Shade 45’s “Sway in the Morning” radio show (via MTV News).

The title takes a page from Mobb Deep member Prodigy’s 2000 debut Head Ni**a in Charge. “It’s inspired by Prodigy’s H.N.I.C.,” added Wiz. “When he dropped that, I felt like that sounded so strong.”

But O.N.I.F.C. also tackles the more serious issue of racism he’s encountered while traveling through airports. “I was just talking about me being a young rich dude and being black,” he explained. “It looks crazy to them when I walk up to them and show them my ticket or I’m going in priority seating, They’re like, ‘You’re sure?’”

Despite his fame and success, he still can’t ignore the darker side of being a young black star. “It’s a good feeling and then it’s like a bad feeling because it’s like, ‘Damn, why do you feel like that about me,’” he said.

Wiz has been in the studio with Pharrell, Chris Brown, and Adam Levine working on the follow-up to his 2011 major label debut Rolling Papers.



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13 Comments

  1. africanpride

    Can’t wait. Wiz Khalifa best rapper alive. U heard me tgod.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @africanpride, i believe that you believe he is. and therefore i feel sorry for you.

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    Moneybanger Reply:

    @africanpride, You a dumb fool. He has no content in majority if his songs. Yeah rapping about weed, drugs, and TG is all cool…but it’s boring.

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  2. REAL

    uummm Wiz is a trip…but we shall see if that album title transcends on the album

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  3. V.I.C.

    Hmmm… well hopefully he unveils more of his soul and he is more vulnerable on this album based on that title and his quotes from this blog post. 2012! #YEAROFMUSIC

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  4. djaye

    @uhuh,
    hahahahahha!

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  5. yeahyeah

    Com’on Wiz, bring back some old Wiz Khalifa that I am use to. Because till this day I still listen to his old mixtapes. We will see.

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  6. Yeah

    new wiz is garbage

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  7. nicegirl

    Better be good. If he explores issues like racism and stuff it will be more interesting cause i’m kinda bored listening to songs about weed, alcohol, cars and money.

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  8. SeanDon

    i like his beats and his features…wiz is definetly a good rapper

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  9. sj7

    imagine a white person called there album ‘omly white person in first class’, all hell would break loose saying he’s a racist for saying everyone else is black

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  11. meezy

    @sj7, dumbest comment ive ever seen in my life

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