Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wiz Khalifa - "Work Hard, Play Hard"

Wiz Khalifa lost many of the fans that built his grassroots (no pun intended) base after Rolling Papers because he ditched the hazy beats and minimalist lyrics of Kush & Orange Juice for bombastic production and radio-ready hooks. The man made a short return to form with his most recent mixtape Taylor Allderdice, even admitting at the end of "Guilty Conscience" that he may have done things wrong on his first studio LP. Respect was given, sins were pardoned, and eyes were turned towards his next move. Well, here is that much awaited single from his second LP "Work Hard, Play Hard," and it's an extremely generic Stargate-produced track that sounds just as phoned in as anything of his debut. One step forward, two steps back. Feel free to get at me if you can explain why rappers nowadays save their good material for mixtapes and phone in the albums because I don't understand it. Check it out for yourself below:

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