Miko Lim/Atlantic RecordsToday, April 14, marks five years since Wiz Khalifa released his critically acclaimed project Kush & Orange Juice. To celebrate, the rapper sat down with MTV News to reflect on his breakout mixtape, which he believes filled a void in hip hop.
“It was sort of me coming to change what I had seen and what I knew there was a void in the game of,” he says of the project. “That was that ride and smokin’ music, that chillin’, relaxin’ s**t that I do on the everyday anyway. That was my angle when I did that.”
The 20-track mixtape earned rave reviews and strengthened the growing buzz surrounding his music.
“It’s pretty cool that everybody labels that as my classic,” he says. “I put a lot of time and energy into it. To know that it came off exactly how I wanted it to and put me where I wanted to be in my career was really dope.”
The set was the third mixtape the rapper released prior to launching his major label debut, Rolling Papers, which spawned the infectious singles “Black and Yellow” and “Roll Up.”
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