Rolling Papers [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If it wasn't for "Black and Yellow," Wiz Khalifa's story would match the mixtape past of Currensy, Freddie Gibbs, and even Lil Wayne, but that unrepresentative mega-hit -- and unofficial Pittsburgh Steelers anthem from the previous Super Bowl season -- made Rolling Papers a "highly anticipated" release for a wider audience than usual. Those looking for more singalong sport anthems and party tracks will be severely disappointed with the rapper's first major-label release, but anyone who has followed the alt-pop side of hip-hop -- from B.o.B. on down -- will find this familiar ground. Past the big hit, Rolling Papers casts Khalifa as a more earthbound and approachable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If it wasn't for "Black and Yellow," Wiz Khalifa's story would match the mixtape past of Currensy, Freddie Gibbs, and even Lil Wayne, but that unrepresentative mega-hit -- and unofficial Pittsburgh Steelers anthem from the previous Super Bowl season -- made Rolling Papers a "highly anticipated" release for a wider audience than usual. Those looking for more singalong sport anthems and party tracks will be severely disappointed with the rapper's first major-label release, but anyone who has followed the alt-pop side of hip-hop -- from B.o.B. on down -- will find this familiar ground. Past the big hit, Rolling Papers casts Khalifa as a more earthbound and approachable version of Kid Cudi, or Currensy for the masses, both of which are meant as compliments. They are also meant as cautions for those who don't appreciate slick productions -- crafted by Stargate, I.D. Labs, Jim Jonsin, and others -- topped with stoner-ambiguity lyrics. Half of the confused highlight "Roll Up" seems to be about smoking weed, while the other half is about flirting, or being true to your friends, or maybe just "rolling up." "Hopes and Dreams" is an ironic title for a song about Khalifa's money going to strippers, while the B.o.B.-like "Cameras" is Kanye's "Gold Digger" without venom, where fame might be a blessing or it might be a curse. These smoking songs would border on dream states if it wasn't for Khalifa's keen sense of melody and fat sack of hooks, and when you take into consideration his growing-up a fan of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, his fellow Midwesterners hold an obvious influence throughout the album, from the free-association rhymes to the full-on embrace of weed. Just like any given Bone album, Khalifa's chilled and confused Rolling Papers is an acquired taste, and while it's misrepresented by its single and the mixtapes that surround it, it is purposeful mood music, perfect for bong loading or just hanging out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678827280
  • Catalog Number: 527099
  • Sales rank: 20,227

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When I'm Gone (4:09)
  2. 2 On My Level (4:32)
  3. 3 Black & Yellow (3:37)
  4. 4 Roll Up (3:47)
  5. 5 Hopes & Dreams (3:59)
  6. 6 Wake Up (3:46)
  7. 7 The Race (5:35)
  8. 8 Star of the Show - Chevy Woods (4:46)
  9. 9 No Sleep (3:12)
  10. 10 Get Your S**t (4:36)
  11. 11 Top Floor (3:42)
  12. 12 Fly Solo (3:20)
  13. 13 Rooftops (4:21)
  14. 14 Cameras (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wiz Khalifa Primary Artist
Danny Morris Keyboards
Jim Jonsin Keyboards
Andrew Luftman Guitar
Benny Blanco Guitar
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Danny Morris Composer
Don Murray Engineer
Todd Shaw Composer
Chris Athens Mastering
James Scheffer Composer
Stargate Producer
Nick Romei Package Manager
Matt Huber Engineer
Jim Jonsin Programming, Producer
Greg Gigendad Burke Art Direction
Benjy Grinberg Executive Producer
Robert Marks Engineer
Bei Maejor Producer
Miles Walker Engineer
Tim Blacksmith Executive Producer
Danny D Executive Producer
Warren "Oak" Felder Composer
Benny Blanco Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
E. Dan Producer, Engineer
Tor Erik Instrumentation
Tor Erik Hermansen Instrumentation
Big Jerm Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer
T.E. Hermansen Composer
Benjamin Levin Composer
Cameron Thomaz Composer
Eric Dan Composer
Shante Franklin Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel Composer, Producer
M.S. Eriksen Composer
Mikkel S. Eriksen Engineer, Instrumentation
Brandon Greene Composer
Brandon Carrier Composer, Producer
Christopher Bodie Illustrations
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