This album is absolute fucking GARBAGE. Wiz’s debut on Atlantic Records is without a shadow of a doubt, the worst album that I’ve heard yet in 2011.
He literally starts out in the first track saying “and they say all I rap about is bitches and champagne…” No shit, Khalifa. It IS all you rap about. Let’s take for example his breakout hit, “Black and Yellow.” He always refers to how ballin’ he is, and mentions about sippin on a bottle of Clicquot. Well, if you wanna ball like Wiz, hit up to local liquor store and spend about $40 bucks on a bottle of Clicquot. You’re a baller, dude.
Let’s get to his lyrical skills, or lack there of. Oh man. I don’t know where to start. Besides the constant references to drinking and feeding women copious amounts of ganj and ecstasy, his writing skills are negligible. I clung to every line he spit on the album. No… I cringed at every line, and cringed even more at the singing he did on the album. Auto-tune is extremely overused in the genre, but Wiz should have used it on this one. He hit the notes a few times, but overall.. I’d rather listen to Biz Markie than hear Wiz’s poor ass vocals.
Has the public been so desensitized to cliche hip-hop that people just accept new music as the next big hit? Is a gangsta image all that’s necessary to push the rapper to stardom? If so, it’s a sad state of affairs.