Where does your favorite Wiz Khalifa project fall?
Nowadays, the ubiquity of weed rappers in the Hip Hop industry is so overwhelming it's hard to believe that only ten years ago Wiz Khalifa was one of the only ones to break into the mainstream. Before artists like Wiz, rappers only partially publicized their habit of consuming the green, THC-riddled substance in roundabout metaphorical and slang laden songs like Bone Thugs N Harmony's "Buddah Lovas" or Ludacris' "Blueberry Yum Yum." Dr. Dre's debut album The Chronic in 1992 was one of the first conceptual albums loosely based on weed, showing the lengthy timeline in which Marijuana started becoming less of a cultural taboo.
Thanks to new school weed-heads like Wiz Khalifa fully dedicating themselves to the art of smoking Mary Jane, as well as the medicinal and recreational reform of Marijuana in the United States, we now have a weed-based hip hop culture that caters to stoners as well as hip hop heads.
Wiz Khalifa's approach to weed rap is like none other we have ever seen before. Not only has he made a career from being a weed rapper, but he also helped pioneer a subgenre of music that has had truly transformative effects on the industry. In order to fully understand the weight of Wiz's contribution to the game, we have logged and ranked each of his mixtapes from best to worst to both pay homage to the Chief chiefer as well as shed light on the evolution of his music.
So kick your feet up, roll some weed up and prepare to travel down memory lane through the high times of Wiz Khalifa's discography.
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