Wiz Khalifa’s die-hard fans, known as the Taylor Gang, helped the then-upstart win MTV News’ Hottest Breakthrough MC contest last year. And now the Pittsburgh star is returning the love with the Lex Luger-produced “Taylor Gang.”
The new track, which Wiz tweeted a link to on Monday (February 7), features Luger’s concrete-hard drums ; the Virginia beatsmith is responsible for Rick Ross’ “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)” and Waka Flocka Flame’s “No Hands.” Wiz eschews the melody that powered his biggest hit so far, “Black and Yellow,” opting instead for a more direct approach on the new song.
“Left the crib with 10 grand, bought a hundred pair/ I’m the coach, I can show you how to be a player,” Wiz raps, describing the Taylor Gang lifestyle. “Five-eights is the fitted, bitches love my hair/ Camo shorts go with anything I want to wear/ They let me in the club, f— the dress code. Me and all my n—as rolling up the best smoke/ O.G. Kush, from the West Coast/ Oh you down to f—, shorty let’s go.
“Tay-lor Gang, Tay-lor Gang, Tay-lor Gang, Tay-lor,” he chants later on the chorus, before going into a more melodic hook. “And you know I’m repping the Taylors, all my weed from Cali, so you know I’m smoking flavors.”
“Taylor Gang” is the most recent leak from Wiz’s forthcoming LP, Rolling Papers, due March 29. The album’s second single “Roll Up,” leaked to the Web just over a week ago. In addition to his next solo offering, Wiz is teaming up with Snoop Dogg for a joint movie and soundtrack project called “High School.”
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