EP Review | Wiz Khalifa – Pre-Rolleds

This EP was released on May 31st in the year of our Lord 2017. I know this is a pretty random review, but it’s only 4 tracks, so I figured I’d go ahead and do it since it’ll only take a few minutes. If you’ve been following this blog for a long time, you know I’m not really a fan of Wiz. Sometimes there are a handful of tracks from his projects that I end up enjoying, but for the most part I think he’s a lazy & uninteresting artist. I haven’t legitimately been interested in his music since the first Rolling Papers album. Speaking of that album, this project right here is apparently a promotional teaser for Rolling Papers 2. He hasn’t released an actual album since 2014, so hopefully he’s actually working hard and putting in the effort to craft a refreshing, entertaining project. Oh wait… Never mind. He had that Khalifa album in 2016, and that horrific TGOD Mafia album. He’s also released three mixtapes and 1 other EP since 2014. As an MC, Wiz is about as generic as it gets. I really think the only aspect of this project that I’ll enjoy is the production. Every track is produced by Sledgren.

Track 1: Doubt Fire (Co-Prod. Tay MasterChef)

Okay, this beat is actually really fucking nice. Wiz is singing the hook, and his vocals are really high. It’s not very good. It’s not really bad tho. I can already tell this is gonna be a boring song to me. Oh woooow. He’s singing the whole first verse too. This is bad. His flow is so lazy. This sounds like it was made in 10 minutes. This is background music. It’s fine sonically, but there’s absolutely no substance here. It’s like fast food. It goes in one ear and right out the other. There’s only one verse, and virtually every line recycles the same exact melody. I’m not feelin’ this shit. It’s wack.

Track 2: Duty Calls (Co-Prod. Prezident Jeff)

If there’s one good thing about this project, it’s the production. This beat is pretty nice. Wiz’s flow on this track is SUPER lazy. Once again, there’s only one verse. This hook actually sounds kinda good. The song just ended. Yeah. Nah. This is definitely better than the previous track, but it’s still boring as fuck. The only way I could see myself enjoying this would be if I was stoned out of my fucking mind, but if that’s the case I’d rather listen to something even better than this. This isn’t good.

Track 3: Comment Creepin’ Feat. Chevy Woods & Kris Hollis (Co-Prod. Soldado)

This beat is really dope. Oh… Yeah… Nah… I’m not feelin’ this hook. Wiz’s flow is nothing special, but it’s great when you compare it to every other track up to this point. This is easily the best song so far. His flow gets pretty cool towards the end of his verse. I’d probably like this song if the hook was better. It’s not completely terrible. It’s just not good. Chevy’s verse was fine. Eh. This is an alright track. I’d personally never listen to this again, but it’s not really that bad to me. If it came on the radio I wouldn’t mind, but I don’t listen to the radio anyway. I’m not sure who this Kris Hollis person is. I listened to the whole song already and didn’t hear her. That’s fine tho. I don’t give a shit. This is an okay song. I guess.

Track 4: Water Damage Feat. Chevy Woods

This beat’s not bad. I’m not really feelin’ the hook from Chevy. It’s decent tho. Not really bad. Just kinda boring. I just listened to the whole song. It’s not good. I don’t think it’s terrible. It’s boring tho. REALLY boring. Wiz’s flow is repetitive and uninteresting. Absolutely nothing about this track stands out. It’s boring as hell.

Final Thoughts:

This is pretty much what I expected. It’s a collection of 4 boring, rushed, typical mainstream Hip Hop songs about weed, money, and women. The production is the only thing worth mentioning, but it’s not good enough to save the project. Wiz Khalifa is easily the worst thing about this EP. His flow is lazy, and his vocals on the hooks just aren’t very good. I feel like if you gave literally anybody the resources Wiz has, they’d be able to develop a project of the same quality, if not better. This is mediocre. If you’re a fan of Wiz, you already know what to expect. If you’ve never liked him, this will do absolutely nothing to change your opinion. If anything it’ll probably just solidify it.

Favorite Song: Comment Creepin’

Least Favorite Song: Doubt Fire

Verdict:

D+

50-59

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