[Mixtape Review] Wiz Khalifa: Taylor Allderdice

2011 was a big year for the Taylor Gang captain, Wiz Khalifa, as he released his major label debut, Rolling Papers, started dating the Pam Anderson of Hip Hop, Amber Rose, made additions to his brand in the form of Juicy J and Lola Monroe and released a buddy-stoner album with fellow cheeba chief Snopp Dogg. Now, as the first third of the year has passed by, 2012 promises to be just as big, if not bigger, for Young Khalifa Man. It all starts with the new mixtape, Taylor Allderdice, named after his former high school.

With an initial negative response from the fans after the release of Rolling Papers, Wiz promised to return to the Kush & OJ style that brought him to the spotlight, and with Taylor Allderdice he did just that, giving his long time  fans what they have been waiting for.

Production: 4.5

The production is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the Taylor Gang crew. Laid back, smooth beats that can give the listener a contact high from the weed Wiz was undoubtedly smoking while recording (i.e. Dumont prod “Mia Wallace” and Cardo prod “Brainstorm”), and faster paced bangers, perfect to play in the whip with the windows/top down (i.e. Spaceghostpurp prod “T.A.P.” and Lex Luger’s “The Code”). With help from long time friends Big Jerm, Sledgren and ID Labs, and big names such as Jake One, the production on Allderdice is exceptional, sounding Taylor made to Wiz’s sound/style