Wiz Khalifa Brings Amber Rose, His Heart and Plenty of Weed to ‘Khalifa’ Listening in New York
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa felt the love during his listening session for his Khalifa album at Subrosa in New York City's Meat Packing District Wednesday night (Feb. 4). In addition to the celebration, the 28-year-old rhymer was joined by the mother of his son Bash, Amber Rose, former NFL player Michael Strahan, music executive Kevin Liles, newcomer PNB Rock, and of course, his Taylor Gang family.
"I decided to name the album Khalifa because it's coming from me. It's coming from my heart," Wiz explained to the crowd on hand for the listening. Before the Kush & Orange Juice creator played music off his upcoming album, he thanked his baby mama, family and crew for their support throughout the recording process of the project. In typical Khalifa fashion, the Taylor Gang head honcho sparked up his KK strain of weed and encouraged the New York crowd to drink and smoke while listening to his new music.
Several songs off the project were played, including the first single, "Bake Sale" featuring Travi$ Scott, the smooth and laid-back "Celebrate” featuring Rico Love and “Zoney," a track that features Wiz's son Sebastian. Choosing to keep the production on his forthcoming album in-house, Wiz is joined by guest appearances from Rico Love, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Travi$ Scott and Courtney Noelle.
Along with the new tunes from Wiz, the listening session was complete with plenty of party favors, weed paraphernalia and alcohol themed after Wiz's forthcoming release -- Elevated, Celebrate and BTS. One of the highlights inside the venue included a tattoo booth, thanks to Wiz's tattoo artist Bang Bang, that was located at the front. While party-goers sipped on their drinks and smoked their KK, tattoo artists walked around the venue offering free tats for attendees. With many taking advantage of the opportunity, a few individuals decided to pay tribute to the Pittsburgh rapper with tats themed after him.
The night would come to an end around 9:45 PM when Wiz Khalifa got on the mic for a final time and thanked his family, friends, media and fans for the support. "I appreciate you for coming through. Be cool. Be calm and get the album on Friday! Oh, and smoke some weed!"
Khalifa arrives Feb. 5.
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