Wiz Khalifa Flies High on ‘Rise Above’ Featuring Pharrell Williams, Tuki Carter + Amber Rose
Expectant parents Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose share a song together on ‘Rise Above,’ which appears on ‘O.N.I.F.C.’ The tune also features both production and verses from Pharrell Williams and fellow Taylor Gang rhymer Tuki Carter.
One thing Wiz can do well is make chilled-out music, and ‘Rise Above,’ rises to the occasion (all puns intended). The production features bongo slaps, airy keyboards and slapping snares.
On the song, Wizzy reflects on how his success brings jealousy and envy from the haters. “You would have thought that from seeing me going hard that it would motivate these motherf—ers to get on their job,” he raps. “But instead they are hating on what I’ve been doing / Having conversations in my face on what I should be doing for them.”
For Pharrell, he simply brushes his shoulders off when it comes to the haters. He spits, “That nickel pill / Forget the deal / Remember what? / Get for real / My whip appeal / My crib is real / My wrists is real / Vrrrooom / The Richard meal.”
Meanwhile, Tuki, who’s also a tattoo artist, vows to stay on his grind and ignore the naysayers, rapping, “I hustle to muscle / I never be muzzled.”
Ms. Rose jumps in at the end of the song and asks the question, “Man, what the f— is wrong with these n—-s?” It’s short but it gets to the point.
If you love Wiz and you love to get high, then take flight with ‘Rise Above’ — it’s a mellow, chilled-out jam for the stoners.
Wiz Khalifa’s ‘O.N.I.F.C.’ will land in stores nationwide on Dec. 4.
Listen to Wiz Khalifa, ‘Rise Above’ Feat. Pharrell Williams, Tuki Carter and Amber Rose