A Generational Divide
Wiz Khalifa believes Hip Hop is trapped “in a box” as a result of the current generational divide.
After releasing his latest funk-infused album, Multiverse, the Taylor Gang head sat down for an interview with XXL. In the interview he discussed the lush live instrumentals he relied on for the project’s backdrop.
Wiz justified his ‘generational divide’ comment with the goal to show the younger generation a different “musical experience” than they’ve heard before.
“It just brings back memories of different music experiences,” he explained to the outlet. “Right now, we are in a box. The younger generation has not really experienced the things that we did, you know what I mean? So it’s like giving them that option so they can feel it and understand how it feels.”
“That is not to say anything is right or wrong, better or worse; it is just to give you that experience and involve you in it…on a heightened level,” he continued.
Multiverse, which dropped on Friday (July 29), features production from Girl Talk, Hitmaka, and Bankroll Got It, as well as two appearances from the California R&B duo, THEY.
Before releasing the new album, the weed-friendly rapper had already given fans plenty of music in 2022. This includes Stoner’s Night, a collaboration with Juicy J, and Full Court Press, a collaboration with Girl Talk, Smoke DZA, and Big K.R.I.T.
Wiz Also re-released his cult classic mixtape, Taylor Allderdice, to DSPs on April 20, following the tape’s 10th anniversary on March 13.
Wiz recently began his co-headlining Vinyl Verse Summer Tour with Logic on July 27 in Irvine, California. Both rappers will perform in 27 cities across Northing America. The tour is slated to wrap up September 2nd at the Hollywood Casio Amphitheater in St. Louis, Missouri.
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