The Taylor Gang’s fearless leader won’t reveal the title or release date, but Wiz says Pharrell and Jim Jonsin are on board to produce.
Wiz Khalifa’s “Black & Yellow” is currently ranked number eight on Billboard magazine’s “Hot 100” chart. The gold-selling single is enjoying a 13-week run on the chart, and it has spawned a remix and tributes from the likes of Fabolous, Snoop Dogg and even a “Jersey Shore” cast member. And Wiz says this is only the beginning.
“Everything that we drop after ‘Black & Yellow’ is going to do as well or better,” Wiz recently told Billboard.com. “‘Black & Yellow’ was just supposed to be a set-up record. We haven’t even gotten into the good stuff.”
In addition to “Black & Yellow” producers, Stargate, Wiz has already completed cuts produced by Pharrell and Jim Jonsin. All will appear on his upcoming album, an album of which he currently refuses to reveal the release date or title. Wiz did add that he plans to “go back in and tighten up some other things, and add maybe a track or two. But for the most part it’s done.”
For now, Wiz will continue touring. According to his booking agent, Peter Schwartz, Wiz performed around 130 shows in 2010, 63 of which were for his Waken Baken tour. Factor in the 90,000 tickets sold for that tour alone, the popularity of 2010’s “Kush x OJ” mixtape and his upcoming “High School” DVD with Snoop Dogg, and this could be an extremely profitable year for the Pittsburgh native. Are any special celebrations in order?
“I’ll probably just keep working,” he quipped. “I don’t think I’m going to do anything spectacular to celebrate—I already smoke enough.”