(Wiz Talks About Working With Cam’ron at his NYC Listening)

On Monday night, Atlantic and the Rostrum Records fam held a private listening for Wiz Khalifa’s upcoming album, O.N.I.F.C. At the antique strip club turned hipster hangout, Westway, Wiz and the Taylor Gang rolled up countless joints with the new music substituting for candy and other munchies to the red-eyed attendees. Catching a contact was unavoidable in the tight venue. But Wiz’s stripped down LP was definitely sobering in the hazy room. In a good way. I think with everyone’s ears so eager and ready to auto-compare the LP to its predecessor Rolling Papers, there was a real thirst to hone in and listen close. And I can thankfully say Wiz successfully regained control of his ship. This is the album for the Taylors. Sure, he revisits familiar themes like his love for high-end greenery and ambition to just ball out, but sonically he provides the jams his rowdy followers craved on his Atlantic debut. There may be a R&B hook, or two, but it’s never a stretch on O.N.I.F.C. Even on his Pharrell collabo, he does the duty of bringing P to his world (and it was more than than the weed). He really let the music and vibe of each song take control. Check out what he had to say about working with one of his biggest influences.

“This song is awesome cause its a super f*ckin’ dream come true for me. If anybody doesn’t know, I f*ckin’ love Cam’ron. That n*gga had so a influence on me, my style. And I never even thought I would ever get to meet him, let alone do a song with him. So it’s like Snoop, Cam, Juicy J, and anybody from Wu-Tang, they was like all my niggas man.. and Bone! They all got the same place in my heart. So me doing this song with Cam was really big.”

Check out more footage of Wiz talking about Pharrell and more after the jump…

Wiz Khalifa Feat. Cam’Ron – “The Bluff”
Nardwuar Comes Bearing Gifts For Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa Feat. Juicy J – “Gone”
Wiz Khalifa Feat. The Weeknd – “Remember You” (Video)
Wiz Khalifa Flys High with Cam’Ron, Pharrell, & The Weekend on ‘O.N.I.F.C.’ (Official Tracklisting)