Recording information: Circle House Recording Studios, Miami, FL; Downtown Recording Studios, New York, NY; ID Labs, Pittsburgh, PA; Lotzah Matzah Studios, New York, NY; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; The Treehouse, Los Angeles, CA.
Illustrator: Christopher Bodie.
Photographer: Darren Ankenman.
The long-awaited Atlantic debut from rapper Wiz Khalifa features the biggest-selling hip-hop single of 2010, "Black and Yellow," a track that doubled as the unofficial anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers' run to Super Bowl XLV. Follow-up singles "On My Level" and "Roll Up" are also here, along with guest stars Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, and Currensy.
Rolling Stone (p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "This is a guy who can effortlessly segue from the ominous G-funk whir of 'On My Level' to the adorably crushed-out R&B crooning of 'Roll Up.'"
Spin (p.76) - "'The Race' is a swagged-out boast about superstardom that's tempered by an endearing, slack-jawed shock at his own success."
Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[I]t burns with an underdog's passion and a champion's spite....PAPERS will surely be enjoyed and passed around among Wiz's fans." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.28) - "[Khalifa] flashes charisma at every turn and understands the importance of a hook....ROLLING PAPERS is a unique opening statement from a gifted mainstream rapper."