Wiz Khalifa Steps It Up with New Mixtape

by Daniel Roberts

20 April 2010

Young up-and-coming rapper Wiz Khalifa has a new mixtape out, and it's better than his actual full-length album.
 

Every week it seems like there’s a new hip-hop mixtape out, creating buzz all over the blogosphere and Twitter. The past few weeks have been good to Fabolous; his mixtape The Funeral Service can be heard blasting from cars all over NYC and elsewhere.

But now there’s a new mixtape from young guy Wiz Khalifa (who first blew up with the single “Say Yeah” in 2008). All the heads are talking about it. An hour after it went up online, the hashtag #kushandorangejuice was one of Twitter’s top trending topics.

Some hip-hop fans weren’t impressed with Khalifa’s full-length album back in January, “Deal Or No Deal” (including our own PopMatters reviewer David Amidon), but maybe the laid-back, free form of a mixtape has allowed him to chill out.

Kush and Orange Juice is a great listen. Khalifa has a funky, lazy flow that, combined with easy beats, might remind you of MF Doom and Danger Mouse’s collaborations. “This little stoner makes some dope ass music,” jokes one online commenter. [via NahRight.]

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