After a slight delay due to some legal trouble
clever marketing he encountered during a stop on his Under The Influence of Music tour in Texas, Trap Wiz has finally been unleashed, and fully manifested himself in this brand new mixtape, 28 Grams. If his new nickname didn’t already give it away, it should be noted that this isn’t your typical Wiz Khalifa project, as the Pittsburgh native’s teamed up with producers like Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, 808 Mafia, ID Labs, Sonny Digital and a few others to explore a grittier, trap-inspired sound.
We can’t say the experimentation pays off, as often times throughout the project it comes off as forced and contrived. The tape does have its shining moments however. Collaborations with Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign are almost guaranteed to stay in rotation all summer, and we also catch a few glimpses of classic Wiz on Ricky P produced numbers like “Pure,” “Samo,” and “Comb Over,” as well as the Thundercat assisted “Something Special.”
Standing at 28 tracks, sorting through an ambitious project of that scale can prove to be a daunting task, so as usual we’ve picked out a few our favorites for you below. If you do feel inclined to download the full mixtape however, you can do so at the link below.
’Wiz Khalifa – Samo (Prod by Ricky P)’
’Wiz Khalifa – On A Plane (Prod by Cozmo)’
’Wiz Khalifa – Something Special ft. Thundercat (Prod by rmbjustize)’
’Wiz Khalifa – Word On The Town ft. Juicy J, Pimp C (Prod by Juicy J)’
’Wiz Khalifa – Banger ft. Ty$ (Prod by Sonny Digital)’
My Nigs ft. Curren$y (Prod by ID Labs / PoShod Beats)’