Album Reviews

Wiz Khalifa – Big Pimpin (Mixtape Review)

Wiz Khalifa releases “Big Pimpin” on his birthday.


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TOP 5

 

HONORABLE MENTION. NUMBER SONG

I am afraid to admit that I like “Number Song.”

Correct, “Number Song” features a corny hook, but everything else about the song is hot as s**t, to me! To be more specific, I love the soothing vibes that the instrumental gives off, I love the weed-inspired lyrics Wiz dishes out on his verses, I love the flows Wiz raps with on his verses, and I love the melodies Wiz blesses us with throughout the song.

 

5. AREA CODES

Wiz Khalifa somewhat does Ludacris and Nate Dogg’s “Area Codes” song justice.

One of my favorite rap songs of all-time is “Area Codes” by Ludacris and Nate Dogg. Fortunately, this updated version of the song is just as fly as the original. The difference between the two versions is this: Wiz’s version is a lot smoother and features two rappers that people don’t give a damn about.

 

 

4. THATS US

“Thats Us” is smoother than Gerber baby food.

I want to hear “Thats Us” in the coolest lounge in America. The song features an instrumental that both slaps and boasts soothing vibes. As for Wiz Khalifa and Booysyano, they gift us with verses that are sly, pimpadocios, and trill on the song!

“Thats Us” lowered my blood pressure.

 

 

3.PLAY IT SMART

“Play It Smart” is Wiz Khalifa’s most riveting song to-date.

Though I f**k with Wiz Khalifa and Chevy Woods’ hard-hitting bars on “Play It Smart,” I absolutely love everything Saxlrose was able to bring to the song (He blesses the song with a fantastic saxophone solo)! Saxl, you are the real MVP!

I feel like “Play It Smart” is the type of song that you will hear at the end of an episode of New York Undercover.

 

 

2. PROVE IT

Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y join forces once again for “Prove It.”

You might fall asleep listening to “Prove It.” The song is powered by an instrumental that sounds like it was made by someone who just finished drinking a Vodka and NyQuil mix. Over it, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y spit serious game. While the former bigs up his chick and proclaims himself to be the best thing since sliced bread, the latter sounds like he rather make love to his cars than his chick. Nonetheless, the two musicians do fantastic jobs of sounding unbothered and like true playas.

 

 

1. SLIM PETER

Wiz reminds folks that he is still better than your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper on “Slim Peter.”

First and foremost, I love the beat that powers “Slim Peter.” Statik Selektah definitely hooked Wiz Khalifa up with some debonair heat! Speaking of Wiz, I thought he put up one of his best rap performances to-date on the song. Not only does he come across like a self-made boss that isn’t afraid to throw hands with you lyrically, but he also blesses us with flows that are impregnable and punchlines that are indubitable. All in all, I put tons of respect on Wiz Khalifa’s name after listening to this joint.


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. TMZ INTRO (N/A)

2. SLIM PETER  (4/5)

3. NUMBER SONG (4/5)

4. CAR SKIT (N/A)

5. THATS US (4/5)

6. PROVE IT (4/5)

7. AREA CODES (3/5)

8. PLAY IT SMART (3/5)

8. GOOD TIME (3/5)

9. TOP DOWN (4/5)

10. GOOD TIME (3/5)

11. TMZ SKIT (N/A)

12. NO TIME (4/5)

13. PONY (3/5)

14. ALL WEEK (3/5)

15. NO CHASER (3/5)

16. TAP (3/5)

17. PLAYER SH*T (3/5)


OVERALL RATING

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Mixtape Wiz > Album Wiz.

For whatever reason, Wiz shows so much more charm on his mixtapes than he does on his albums. With that being said, Big Pimpin is full of some pretty unique beats, some very infectious vibes, and some tough-ass raps. You also get a version of Wiz Khalifa on the tape that is intent on reminding folks that he can spit bars with the best of them, a version of Wiz Khalifa that is intent on reminding folks that he is the biggest playa in the game, and a version of Wiz Khalifa that doesn’t mind hitting us with memorable melodies. All in all, Big Pimpin has the same magic that Wiz’s best mixtapes have.

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