WIZ KHAL­IFA

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Blacc Hol­ly­wood

There’s noth­ing wrong with a for­mula. Wiz Khal­ifa’s con­sists of rap­ping a lot about his party life­style, and it’s been a suc­cess­ful schtick judg­ing by the four block­buster al­bums to date. Through fear, in­er­tia, lazi­ness or sheer down­right lack of ideas, Blacc Hol­ly­wood doesn’t de­vi­ate an iota from what’s gone be­fore it. The rap­per is happy to smoke ’em when he’s got ’em and rap about what­ever’s on his mind, be it fe­male back­sides (Ass Drop), the dope fac­tor of his crew (We Dem Boyz) or how he some­times drives while smoking weed (Raw). Khal­ifa oc­ca­sion­ally tries to show his sen­si­tive side, such as be­moan­ing the life of a rich, suc­cess­ful rap­per on House in the Hills, but it just doesn’t cut any ice. He’s at his best when he sticks to throw­ing out the big, boom­ing club-friendly hooks rather than at­tempt­ing any­thing too overtly chal­leng­ing. File un­der dumb. twit­ter.com/wiz­khal­ifa

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