The Taylor Gang general recently spoke on recording his new album which will be releasing on August 28th.
To get fans excitedÂ forÂ his new album, O.N.I.F.C., Wiz Khalifa previewed it for MTV NewsÂ and spoke on various aspects of the LP, including the title, artwork, recording process etc. The album drops on August 28th.
Read what he had to say below.
OnÂ The Title: “O.N.I.F.C. (Only N—a in First Class)”
“The titleÂ O.N.I.F.C.Â is pretty much how I feel about where I’m at in the game right now. What I’ve worked to achieve and just what I plan on staying as. I just really wanted it to be the best rap album possible. Not with a bunch of less obvious songs, in your face, but just with stuff that makes sense. It’s definitely the next level in the best of the best that it could be at this point, for sure.
OnÂ The Album Cover
“The artwork, it relates to the title. It relates to what I’ve been portraying and what I’ve been bringing to the game for the past couple of months, because like I say, in my music, and like I’ve been saying recently, ‘They stole the swag and I don’t want it back.’ I had to change up things; I had to turn it up. So it’s like the album artwork is just another step in the turning up”.
OnÂ The Recording Process
“I’ve just been blessed to have people around me and to be in a situation where I enjoy myself all the time. But I’m also working all the time. I just really like to keep all my core people around me. Everybody who was there in the beginning: [my manager] Will, my producers E. Dan, Sledgren, Chevy [Woods], my artists, of course, that I have on my label with me that I respect their opinions. Juicy J was heavily involved this too, which is a little bit different because now I got that veteran stamp”.
OnÂ The End Result
“What people will get from the album is they’ll understand that I’m locking down my lane and being the best at what I do. Not really to try to expand to points that people don’t know or expect from me, but just really, really be the best at what people know Wiz for”.