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Our 50 Favorite Wiz Khalifa Songs

In the music world, influence manifests itself in many different ways. Whether it be sonically — changing the sounds that artists use and often creating some sort of new trend and/or subgenre in the process — or aesthetically — changing the “cool” styles in music and the lifestyles that artists speak about in their songs — influence can arrive packaged as a quick viral moment or a lasting flame, both of which hold value in their own rights.  Pittsburgh’s own, the Taylor Gang representative himself, Wiz Khalifa, is one of the rare talents who comes around and entirely shifts the culture in both of the aforementioned ways. Especially when he first came out, Wiz’s lanky, tattooed build and effortlessly cool stoner lifestyle made him a genuinely alluring artist, and while his personal style (snapbacks, the dyed patch of hair, etc.) was worthy of mention, the music was there to back it all up. Simply put, Wiz’s style, both on the mic and off, quickly set a standard for creatives and other artists to congregate toward, marking him as one of music’s most underrated culture-shifters of the last decade or so. Even further, beyond the influence that Wiz has had on a …

Outside – [Jurdan Bryant]

Thanks to the Dreamville-association, a DJ Khaled placement, and the meteoric rise of J.I.D. and EarthGang, Spillage Villiage has become a powerful force rich with young talent. With “Outside,”  it’s it’s Jurdan Bryant’s turn to showcase the next level creativity and approach that makes SV so special. I love Bryant’s demonstrative approach. More methodical and resonant, his voice really echoes out atop whatever he chooses to rap over; here, it’s a bass-driven boom-bap effort produced by Nicky Quinn and Spillage Villiage producer (and Bryant’s brother) Hollywood JB. The minimalist beat, combined with Bryant’s stalwart flow is the perfect vehicle for the stark, unflinching look into life “Outside” in Bryant’s hometown, Baltimore. Bringing the vivid imagery to life, “Outside” comes equipped with a powerful short film directed by Austin-Taylor Richburg (who also played bass on the effort) and Alonzo Hellerbach. From top to bottom, “Outside” is a striking, can’t miss piece of art.

TOP 50 CHICAGO PROJECTS OF 2018

While Chicago has been known as a reputable city in hip-hop for numerous years now, this revered position has not arrived without the constant innovation and hard work of the artists that so faithfully represent the prowess of their home city. It is these artists that we have to credit for this respected reputation, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade try to honor this in every way possible by constantly bringing new Chicago acts into our headlines here on our website. That said, 2018 has been yet another fantastic year for Chicago music, so we went ahead and compiled a list of our “Top 50 Chicago Projects” of the year. This now marks the third year that we have been putting out this list, and we believe that it’s safe to say this year’s list might just be the most solid one from top to bottom that we’ve seen yet. Thank you to our terrific writing staff for all of the hard work they have put in this year, I will be linking their socials below so be sure to contact them about getting featured on the website in the future. Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Sam Morrison • …

Watch Juicy J’s new interview on The Breakfast Club

Juicy J is one of the most accomplished emcees walking this earth but that’s goes without saying, and he recently stopped by The Breakfast Club to chop it up with Charlamagne andDJ Envy. You will find the guys speaking about a ton of topics such as being a father, his last memories with Mac Miller, samples, Crunk Music, being addicted to xans at one point in his life, his relationship with Three Six Mafia, still getting paid off of his hit records he made in high school, wanting to run for mayor in Memphis one day, Taylor Gang, having a home studio and more! Check out this great new conversation below.

Watch Wiz Khalifa’s brand new interview with 106 KMEL

Wiz Khalifa has been doing a ton of interviews as he continues his press run for his Rolling Papers 2 album, and he recently did an interview with Shay Diddy & 106 KMEL to talk about everything he has been up to. You will find the two of them speaking about plenty of interesting topics such as his brand new music, gaining a ton of muscle, his relationship with Amber & Bash, touring, collab projects with Taylor Gang artists such as Juicy J & Berner, the death of Jimmy Wopo & how he was going to sign him and so much more. Watch this brand new interview below and be sure to check out Wiz’s new music video for “Real Rich” afterwards!

Real Rich – [Wiz Khalifa] Ft. [Gucci Mane]

Along with the announcement of his forthcoming project Rolling Papers 2 set to drop on July, 13th, Wiz Khalifa is back on our pages once again with the first single from the tape titled Real Rich with Gucci Mane. Produced by Khalifa man’s latest go-to producer E.Dan, the title of the track is pretty self-explanatory as the Taylor Gang boss & Guwop bodied the banging instrumental reassuring us of their money-stacking, diamond-wearing, expensive car lifestyles. If you’re an OG fan of Wiz, the first installment in the Rolling Papers series was probably one of your first impressions of him and if you recall the barrage of heaters like On My Level, Black and Yellow, No Sleep and Rooftops with Curren$y, those happened to be some of the most repeat-worthy tracks from all the way back in 2011. You can bet the sequel to that tape is about to change the game once again, but until it’s release, let loose the Gucci Mane-assisted Real Rich below and stay tuned for more details on Rolling Papers 2!

Hunnid Bands – [Wiz Khalifa]

After taking over the internet a couple of weeks back with a memorable ‘420’ freestyle, Wiz Khalifa makes his way back to our pages with another track accompanied by a Sebastian Maldonado-directed visual titled Hunnit Bands. With production coming from Tay Keith who you may know handled the keys behind Bloc Boy JB’s Look Alive, the piano-laced instrumental was bodied by Wiz who delivered his lethal wordplay & flow on, what you could have probably guessed from the title, counting up his bands amongst other usual Khalifa antics. The Taylor Gang boss also noted in the description that the new record might be making the cut on the forthcoming Rolling Papers 2 LP that is yet to be given an official date of release. No matter the case, that forthcoming project is going to be stacked with the Khalifa vibes, but until we get more details enjoy the latest from Wiz in Hunnid Bands below! Also, check out that 420 Freestyle right here:

Peak’n – [J.R. Donato]

If you’re a regular on our pages, chances are you’ve come across J.R. Donato a handful of times. With a catalog of standout joints in recent memory including the DuffleBagBuru-assisted heater Blowin Smoke, we here at Lyrical Lemonade are proud to premiere his latest offering in Peak’n produced by DJ Capcomm & Vinny D. At just over 3 minutes in length, J.R. had a field day over the piano-laced beat with his wicked flows on sipping double cups, snatching bodies and calling out the fake-flexing rappers in the industry, without saying any particular names. I’ve come to be familiar with the promising Taylor Gang artist ever since we featured him on our Top 50 Projects list back in 2016 with his Why So Serious? tape, and ever since then it’s been nothing but major moves from the Chicago-born spitter. Could there be a possibility of another J.R. Donato tape in 2018? I guess we’ll just have to wait & see, but for now, let loose Peak’n at the link below and let us know if you’re feeling it in the comments.

Captain (Remix) – [Wiz Khalifa] Ft. [Smokepurpp]

Wiz Khalifa’s latest track in Captain was one of the highlights in last month’s barrage of new music, and he has now recruited none-other than Smokepurpp for a fiery remix. Amongst Khalifa’s most-recent releases (go check out his Laugh Now, Fly Later tape from November ) the E.Dan-produced slap was one of my personal favorites from the Taylor Gang bossman in some time, and maybe I’m biased but this version with Purpp may have slightly topped the original. Cactus Jack’s 20-year-old phenom followed up Wiz’s opening verse with his regular savagery on spending big bands, pulling up in Maybach’s and stealing your girl in the process. Let’s bank-on this not being the last Khalifa/ Purpp collection to come our way but until the next one let the Smokepurpp assisted-version kick-off your weekend.

Best Life – [Wiz Khalifa] Ft. [Sosamann]

Fresh off last week’s intense video for Captain, Wiz Khalifa makes his return once again as he links up with fellow Taylor Gang affiliate Sosamann for Best Life. With who-else but TM88 behind the keys, both Wiz & Sosamann had a field day over the hitting production while taking turns unleashing their menacing lyrics on smoking weed, counting money, and living their best life while doing so. Adding to that, the striking visual courtesy of Sebastian Maldonado features both artists in their natural habitat doing what they do best, that being spending countless hours in a studio making hit-after-hit. Let’s hope the video-a-week trend for Khalifa continues, but for the time being, press play on Best Life below and check out last week’s Captain visual right here. Via: TaylorGang