Seven years after delivering the classic Rolling Papers, Wiz Khalifa blazes up the sequel.
Although he hasn’t released an album in four years, the Taylor Gang boss makes up for the absence with 25 tracks, featuring appearances from Snoop Dogg, Gucci Mane, Swae Lee, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Lil Skies, Ty Dolla $ign, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and the late Jimmy Wopo, with production from Sledgren, Young Chop, E. Dan, and TM88.
Rolling Papers 2 marks the long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s double platinum Rolling Papers, which spawned hits including “Black and Yellow” and “Roll Up.” “This is as important as my first album,” Wiz told Billboard. “That’s the mark I want to make and that’s how I’m coming into it. I had this great career to stand on and all this work I’ve done, but let’s strip all of that away and focus on what I’m about to do right now. This is my time to prove what I’m made of now.”
Wiz says his favorite verse appears on “Bootsy Bellows.” “Just because I rap my ass off on there,” he said. “I mean, I got some personal verses on there and I love the personal shit, but I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite because music makes me cry. So when I do my personal shit, it’s going to be hard for me to say it.”
Roll up some Khalifa Kush and stream what Wiz calls an “instant classic” below.