Lately, Wiz Khalifa has been all over the place. For example, Wiz Khalifa’s work with Norwegian electronic musicians Cashmere Cat gets mixed in with drama about Amber Rose. However, what Wiz Khalifa wants fans to focus on is his upcoming album with Ty Dolla $ign.
Ty Dolla $ign and Wiz Khalifa released a single called “Post Up” during the second week of March. Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign will be releasing their joint project Talk About It in the Morning in the near future. In the meantime, they released the album cover art on Twitter on March 12 to get reactions from fans.
When the media reacted to the new Wiz Khalifa album cover art, it was against a background of his other recent projects. For instance, Wiz Khalifa stretched his musical imagination and did a collaboration with the Norwegian DJs Cashmere Cat in 2014.
Over the weekend, the Boston Globe reported that Cashmere Cat played a set and dropped their Wiz Khalifa collaboration single. What kind of image do the guys in Cashmere Cat have? Definitely not a Pennsylvania, urban rapper image like Wiz Khalifa has!
Despite this, the Boston Globe says Wiz Khalifa and other rappers “have all called on Cashmere Cat for his unique sound, a pulsing gumbo of EDM, trap, glossy futuristic R&B, and bass music.”
Sure, Wiz Khalifa has had a lot of different musical influences over the past year (and the cover art for his “Post Up” song on SoundCloud looks like a cartoon) — but Wiz Khalifa’s new album cover depicts none of that. Instead, Wiz Khalifa decided on a specific type of vintage look.
Rap Up summarizes Wiz Khalifa’s new album cover art as “Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign take it back to the ’90s with the gaudy and gangsta cover for their joint EP Talk About It in the Morning. The throwback artwork, inspired by the Pen & Pixel-designed No Limit Records covers, features strippers, weed, and lowriders.”
But how are fans reacting to this new album cover art that Wiz Khalifa is so proud of? On Wiz Khalifa’s Twitter post where he originally released the information about the upcoming album cover art, fans post supportive comments. On the other hand, websites like 2 Dope Boyz, fans are giving the Wiz Khalifa album art mixed reviews.
User name GTFOH! says, “Pen & Pixel was probably one of the single most worst things to happen in graphic design ever. A bunch of photoshopped pictures with effects to hide any sign of design skill.”
Another commenter says, “This ‘newfound appreciation’ for those tacky *** no limit album cover is prolly one of the lamest trends in a min. Now watch some loser ‘school’ me on how those ***** covers was an integral part of the culture n blah blah -… nobody cares; it’s 2015.”
— Cameron (@wizkhalifa) March 12, 2015
[All images from the referenced links.]