This coming Sunday will be Super Bowl XLV featuring the Pack vs. the Steelers. Whether you’re watching it or not, odds are the majority of you will be at least in the vicinity of a television aimed at the channel (when the Puppy Bowl isn’t on of course). Seeing as the Steelers have finally adopted Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” as their official anthem, and had him perform before their last game, I felt it fitting to drop the Artist Spotlight on y’all.
Wiz has actually been around since 2005, and got a deal with Warner Brothers in 2007 ,but after two years, delay after delay of his debut album, and a ton of mixtapes in between, he finally split from the label in 2009, fortunately taking his masters with him. Since then he’s been blowing up all over the place, named by countless publications as an artist to watch.
Honestly, the majority of his press also focuses on the fact that dude is reppin’ Team Green harder than anyone since Snoop Dogg, but I’m trying to avoid that as much as possible since he is just plain talented. A lot of artists in hip-hop suffer from the inability to write hooks but luckily Wiz isn’t one of them. Now because of the sheer number of songs he has I’m going to avoid posting his entire catalog and do something different. Below you’ll find a custom playlist, which features songs from a number of releases. The goal is to show his versatility while still highlighting some of his best songs. If you dig it I highly recommend starting with his Kush & Orange Juice mixtape as well as his mixtape with Curren$y, How Fly.