Wiz Khalifa reveals some details of the upcoming Taylor Gang projects, his collaborative album with Curren$y, and his next video.
Wiz Khalifa is planning a big 2013 for himself and his Taylor Gang crew. The Pittsburgh emcee is not only expecting his first child, which he will be delivering himself, but also has plenty of musical endeavors in the works. Wiz shared some details on projects from Juicy J, Lola Monroe, and Chevy Woods, as well as his own collabos with Curren$y and B-Real.
"Big stuff for Taylor Gang, it's gonna be a good year." quipped Wiz, before parting with some information on the biggest album coming out of the camp in the next while, Juicy J's Taylor Gang debut Stay Trippy. "It's a classic Juicy album for right now" said Wiz, revealing some of the production crediits. "Dr. Luke's got a lot of stuff on there, Hit-Boy's on there."
He also talked a bit about Juicy's recent rise to fame, after being in the game so long "Everybody's used to seeing Juicy making everything homegrown because that's what they did as Three 6 Mafia", he said, "but now he's stepping out as the celebrity Juicy J. That's who he's been this whole time but now that everyone else gets it, they're bowing down and letting him have his way."
The O.N.I.F.C. rapper also spoke of some of the Taylor mixtapes planned for the coming year, all of which he says "are pretty much done". Wiz was very excited about Lola Monroe's Lipstick & Pistols, exclaiming that the project is "so so amazing, the mixtape is crazy." He also talked a bit about the producers on the tape, saying "Rob Holiday all over there" as well as "people from her hometown." Khalifa also announced that Chevy Woods will be dropping a mixtape soon, as well as debuting his first video on MTV.
Wiz then spoke on his much-talked about project with Curren$y, Live In Concert, which Spitta recently announced would be a studio album rather than a mixtape . "We're trying to turn it into a bigger project", said Wiz, and even hinted at a documentary portion of the recording. "We have visuals of us making the entire thing we gonna tie that into there too."
The Taylor Gang leader was happy about the anticipation of the upcoming project, saying "it makes me happy how bad people want it" and "we gonna make it happen the right way."
"We're dropping the Taylor Gang album as well", said Khalifa, but noted that it would have to come after all the solo projects had dropped.
On his future solo endeavors, Khalifa said that he would be hooking up with fellow stoner B-Real soon, as well as dropping his new video with Akon, "Let It Go". The video will be directed by Ryan Hope, who was also behind Wiz's previous visuals for "Remember You".
Watch the full interview below.