While we continue to await the release of Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg’s joint film Mac & Devin Go To High School (months after the flick’s soundtrack became available!!), the Taylor Gang Records CEO (and constant Amber Rose arm & lip accessory) has turned his focus to a whole new project, teasing the release of forthcoming mixtape Taylor Allerdice with two self-leaked previews this past week that sent a large chunk of his fanbase in a downloading frenzy in the hopes that the two cuts would herald Wiz’ return to the soulful pimp cool aesthetic of his 2010 Internet-crippling tape Kush & OJ rather than see him continuing the commercial-leaning bent of last year’s mixed-reviewed major label debut Rolling Papers.
After sampling both “Morocco” and “Mary X 3”, the answer we’re getting in our heads and hearts is that Allerdice doesn’t seem like it’ll be that Kush sequel his millions of followers have been clamoring for; however, and pretty much not too anyone’s surprise, it definitely promises to keep the weed head fragment happy.
“Someone grab me a lighter/…I got a couple of things to get off my chest,” Khalifa states at the opening of “Morocco”, an anti-hater/ pro-individual dose of inspira-rap (“Don’t come down, keep your head above the water/ And when they doubt, just keep showing them that you’re stronger”). Though it comes across as more of an interlude-like segue, the track grasps an emo-friendly air of alienation quite well thanks to producer Sledgren blanketing Khalifa’s blunt-fueled, Auto-Tuned thoughts under some strikingly spacey hip hip-psychedelia textures.
Cardo, another frequent Khalifa beat-crafter/ collaborator, meanwhile takes the helm on the lyrically sharper “Mary x 3”, the rapper’s umpteenth ode to his favorite hobby (“All I need is Mary Mary Mary/ I ain’t fuckin’ with no other drugs”) doused in an atmospheric nocturnal chill.
“Mary X 3” (DL):