by Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
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Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa graduated to superstar status with his breakout 2011 album Rolling Papers. That album and its ubiquitous single "Black & Yellow" took Wiz from mixtapes to the mainstream, and the tattoo-covered stoner MC found himself on magazine covers, on year-end Top Ten lists, and even starring alongside Snoop Dogg in a pretty forgettable hip-hop buddy comedy flick. Within the first few minutes of follow-up album O.N.I.F.C., several things are made forcefully clear: Wiz likes to smoke weed, he has more money now than he knows what to do with, and he's fairly confident that his make-it-look-easy pop-rap style has pretty much changed the game for good. A host of top-dollar producers, MCs, and vocalists are on board to back him up, too, with on-point production from ID Labs, Chris "Drumma Boy" Gholson, and Pharrell and guest spots by everyone from 2 Chainz to Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J. Production team Stargate returns to cultivate the huge beat of leadoff single "Work Hard, Play Hard," a minimal banger that attempts to revisit the fire of "Black & Yellow." Equally interesting beats come in the lovestruck stereo-panned snares and crystalline R&B hooks of "Got Everything" and the Dilla-esque staggered funk of "No Limit." The watery beat of "Remember You" swims in a druggy haze with Khalifa throwing down delay-effected verses in between whimpering choruses by the Weeknd, and album closer "Medicated" sounds focused and engaged.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2012
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678766565
catalogNumber: 530677
Rank: 37497

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wiz Khalifa   Primary Artist
Jim Jonsin   Keyboards
Rico Love   Vocals
Aryanna Platt   Sampled Vocals
Earl Hood   Keyboards
Eric Goudy   Keyboards
Lena Gonzalez   Sampled Vocals

Technical Credits

Peter Schwartz   Booking
Pharrell Williams   Producer
Stargate   Producer
Benny Blanco   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Danny D.   Executive Producer
Ron Robinson   Engineer
Jim Jonsin   Programming,Producer
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
Arthur Pitt   Publicity
Jeff Worob   Legal Counsel
Benjy Grinberg   Executive Producer,Management
Robert Marks   Engineer
Rico Love   Producer
Miles Walker   Engineer
Danja   Producer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Programming,Engineer,Instrumentation
Marsha St. Hubert   Marketing
Tim Blacksmith   Executive Producer
Sydney Margetson   Publicity
Jason Wilkie   Engineer
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer,Programming,Instrumentation
Big Jerm   Engineer
Nate Hills   Composer
Mike Larson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Sledgren   Producer
Lynn Gonzalez   Legal Counsel
Andrew Drucker   Producer,Engineer
Christopher Gholson   Producer
Andre Lipscomb   Arranger,Engineer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Producer
Marcella Araica   Engineer
Scott Felcher   Legal Counsel
Evan Freifeld   Legal Counsel
Joi Pitts   Marketing
Earl Hood   Programming
Eric Goudy   Programming
Cardo   Producer
Daniela Rivera   Engineer
Earl & E   Producer
Will Dzombak   Assistant Management
Jak "Suthernfolk" Brown   Engineer
Rykeyz   Producer
Eric Henry Rostrum   Additional Production
Dpat   Producer
Jo A   Producer
Yoshi Kondo   Engineer
Nice Rec   Producer

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