Mixtape Review: Wiz Khalifa “Taylor Allderdice”

We review Wiz’s latest mixtape.

Wiz Khalifa has been on the scene since his first single “Say Yeah” dropped in 2007.  At the time he was considered an underground artist but, the video did receive acknowledgement . His recent mixtape release “Taylor Allderdice” has made many fans who questioned his last album “Rolling Papers” say that the original Wiz is back. The mixtape was pushed back many times in time intervals because of song problems and it seemed to frustrate many fans because when it was finally available for download, it made many mixtape sites crash. (DatPiff, HotNewHipHop, etc)

It was said that he changed his musical styles, changed at the time when he signed to Atlantic Records. Khalifa has 9 mixtapes under his belt making this one his 10th. With 3 studio albums behind him and his upcoming project “O.N.I.F.C.” set to be released this year, you can say that he is definitely on his grind.

His last mixtape “Cabin Fever” was released in early 2011. With this mixtape he has features from Rick Ross, Smoke DZA and even his fiance’ Amber Rose can be heard on the chorus of  Never Been Part II.  Of course he has features from fellow Taylor Gang artist Juicy J, Chevy Woods, and newly signed femcee Lola Monroe.

One of the neat things about this mixtape is that at the end of the song, it includes excerpts from a interview with Rob Markman who hosts the mixtape, these excerpts lead into the next song, so no shuffling on this one.  At the end of  Guilty Conscience he speaks on the letter he wrote to his fans and explained that Rolling Papers was a learning experience to him as well as signing to a mainstream label, he says that “You have to try different things.”

On the track Never Been Part II featuring Rick Ross & fiance Amber Rose, he goes on that fact that yes he has money now but he’s chilling, he’s not going anywhere and he’s going to continue on in the game because he isn’t worried about other rappers. The Code is sort of a Taylor Gang anthem which features all of his artist and they’re letting it known that they are “Taylor’d” for life and they are all like a big family.  Some other songs to checkout on the tape are T.A.P. which was produced by Spaceghostpurp from the ASAP Mob, Mia Wallace, Brainstorm, and My Favorite Song ft Juicy J.

Wiz Khalifa is definitely back to his older roots with this tape, from the artist features to the producers who helped with it. Be on the lookout for the “O.N.I.F.C.” album and film “Mac & Devin Goto HighSchool” with rapper Snoop Dogg later in the year. Now that’s Taylor’d!

Rating: 10/10

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