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Wiz Khalifa ‘Rolling Papers’ Release

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Wiz Khalifa’s “Rolling Papers” album drops today, March 29. The “Black and Yellow” rapper has seen a lot of success lately, including being seen on the cover of Complex Magazine, Dub, and Rolling Stone. USA Today calls him “‘Wise beyond years,’ ambitious beyond limits.”

The album includes the certified #1 “Black and Yellow” plus “Roll Up,” “The Race,” “No Sleep” and “On My Level” ft. Too $hort.” The album is available on iTunes and at Best Buy.

Wiz Khalifa is notorious for his use of marijuana, and the presence of this controlled substance is all over his album, in his songs, and in plain view for all to see. Khalifa has seen much success in the music world, but it seems that the law has its eye on him too.

Back in November 2010 Khalifa was arrested in North Carolina after alleged wafts of marijuana smoke were suspected to be coming from his tour bus. The arrest came after a performance to a standing-room-only crowd.

Wiz Khalifa

Khalifa is very open about his marijuana use, and so cooperated with the officers in their search of his tour bus. Nine members of his entourage were also arrested along with the alleged seizure of more than 60 grams of marijuana.

The 22 year old rapper, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, has a wide list of felony counts include marijuana trafficking, maintaining a place for sale/storage of marijuana, and a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Khalifa even has his own brand of rolling papers, and reportedly spends about $10,000 a month on weed.

No matter what comes from his run-ins with the law, fans don’t seem to mind. Then and now fans buzz with anticipation of the album and are excited about the release.

Not only has the #1 hit “Black and Yellow” given the rapper main stream success, but they say imitation is the finest form of flattery. Before the Super Bowl Lil Wayne recorded a spoof on “Black and Yellow,” a song about the Pittsburgh Steelers, called “Green and Yellow” about the Green Bay Packers.

When it comes to the new album, critics are raving. Jon Dolan of the Rolling stones says, “On Rolling Papers, Khalifa manages to give life to those kinds of cash-gorged perma-baked clichés by warmly luxuriating in the space between pop’s fresh-faced exuberance and hip-hop’s easy arrogance — between skater and playa, Bieber and Biggie.”

Album photo from www.wizkhalifa.com

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