Wiz Khalifa Will Be ‘Rolling Papers’ on Next Album
Following his recent performance of 'Black and Yellow' at the AFC championship game in Pittsburgh, Penn., on Sunday (Jan. 23), Wiz Khalifa set up a mid-week UStream session to announce a March 29 release date for his new album, titled 'Rolling Papers.'
During the video session, Wiz broke down the album's title for fans, explaining that there were a few reasons for the name. "It's called 'Rolling Papers,' like the papers that you roll, the papers that I roll, the papers that we smoke. But it's deeper than that too. I thought of this before I even started recording the album and before it was a full idea. It's not just about the weed thing. It's bigger than that. My career really took off when I started smoking papers."
"The second reason I called it 'Rolling Papers' is when I left Warner Bros., I sort of got my 'rolling papers," he continued. "I got my contract, f---ing rolled up and smoked. And I was able to walk and I was able to leave and I was able to do my thing and I was able to capitalize off that. The third reason why I named it 'Rolling Papers,' I quit writing a long time ago. I stopped physically writing it down or putting it in my BlackBerry or iPhone. I write notes down, but I don't write whole verses, so it was like saying goodbye to the paper. The paper's rolling out too."
'Rolling Papers' will be Wiz's third full-length album and features include Rick Ross, Curren$y and Snoop Dogg. The album's first official single 'Black and Yellow' has already climbed to no. 5 on the Billboard charts.
Watch Wiz Khalifa's 'Black and Yellow'