Rhyme Report

Published on May 11th, 2017 | by J. Sneakerwire Harris


Kush and Orange Juice 7th LP Anniversary

Wiz Khalifa’s (@wizkhalifa) Kush and Orange Juice resurfaces on it’s seventh year anniversary.  A 20-track LP, Khalifa solidified as his first mixtape, and made a name for himself via Midwest scene. Straight out of Pittsburgh, PA.  His named originated as a mixture of the Arabic word text for Successor, and a breakdown of “wizdom”.   Followed by the hit single, “Black & Yellow”, Khalifa is an established independent rapper.  The cover art has influences from David Ruffin’s album, Gentlemen Ruffin from 1980- as an adaptation.  Guest Producers include Big Krit (@BigKrit), and The WatcherZ, and Kajmear Royale (@KajmearBeats).   His baselines register in multiple facets.  Whips, Marijuana, and mellow tempos complete the mix-tape for your weekend festivities. The liquor laced, stoner flows of the track list give the listener good vibes. The ambience is drug-induced euphoria, and anyone willing to ride the wave will appreciate Taylor Gang’s collective style. Taylor Gang is an independent group, better known as Wiz Khalifa’s crew of artists. Khalifa as an artist is dynamically represented, aside the parameters of the albums creativity, which are off the meter. Wiz Khalifa debuted, Kush and Orange Juice in 2010, it’s a new era classic.

The production meshes nicely as the tempo varies from relaxed to hyphy.  Any Wiz supporter can enjoy the lyrical syndicate he organized.  All avid smokers, the essence of marijuana lifts this mixtape, as a good omen.  Taylor Gang has the gas, the light, and Khalifa is the slow burn.  This mixtape is upbeat music with a backyard atmosphere. While most rappers write about misfortunes, it’s difficult to be upset, with all this rastafari personification. The sentiment of a lone rapper going to war, prophetically in verse iis Kush and Orange Juice. Khalifa compliments with hard-hitting rap verses.  Wiz Khalifa has been a golden boy in the culture of rap today.  Following with a movie appearance in the movie Mac & Devin go to High School aside legendary Snoop Dogg.  Khalifa signed a distribution deal with Atlantic Records, and established Taylor Gang.  He was honored with heavy commercial air-play pushing albums, Rolling Papers, and Black Hollywood to the forefront.  Khalifa is a visionary, and officially in reality Taylored.

About the Author

J. Sneakerwire Harris is an established Writer and Sneakerhead. As a veteran to the artistry, she respects the daily grind, and attempts to lace readers with a mutual love for Hip Hop. Published in The Online Siccness Blog, Thisis50.com, among other blogs. She received her college level education in Sociology and African American Studies from Texas Southern University. She brings her raw, uncut writing style to The Hype Magazine audience.

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