Wiz Khalifa Reflects On "Kush & Orange Juice," Confirms "Black and Yellow" Was Inspired By His Dodge Challenger R/T

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Last week, HipHopDX joined Wiz Khalifa in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during his promotional run for March 29th's major label debut, Rolling Papers. Speaking in Wired 96.5 FM's studio lounge, Wiz recalled last year's mixtape, Kush & Orange Juice , and how it set the stage for a gold single, and the success he's enjoying in 2011. "It was a total set-up for [the success I'm having now]. Kush & Orange Juice, I had done maybe six or seven projects, maybe, before I had done Kush & Orange Juice. That was the biggest one for me," Wiz admitted of the free project released on April 14, 2010. "That's the one that [gave] me the most new fans. My original fans, that's what made them to most happy. It was just a really, really good point for music in general, for a young artist to come with something that creative and that new."

Looking at a career over five years in the making, Wiz noted, "I think for my career, Kush & Orange Juice was definitely a big thing, but everything [that happened to that point was valuable too]. Twitter helped, and the Internet...not even the tape, but the hype and the buzz around it, it kind of grew bigger than itself."

Also in the video conversation, posted below, Wiz was asked to set the record straight on his gold single, "Black and Yellow" . As indicated in the video, the song began as a song about Wiz's signature Dodge Challenger Hemi RT before becoming a Pittsburgh Steelers anthem in time for the Super Bowl. "[Black and Yellow] was about the car," Wiz said smiling, with assertion. "And my jewelry. 'That's how I put it down, from my whip to my diamonds.' 'Black stripe, yellow paint / Them niggas scared of it, but them hoes ain't.' That's the Chally, when I pull that thing out. 'Hit the pedal once, make the floor shake.' It's about the car."

Although the song is about the car, Wiz alluded to the fact that the city inspired him to purchase that piece of American muscle. "It's about [civic] pride [too]. I'm from Pittsburgh, that's what made me get a black and yellow Challenger. I could've got the old school orange; I could've painted it any color. But I got it stock black and yellow. I had [the dealer] look for that car. And they got it for me."

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21 Comments

  • BREAKING NEWS!

    Wiz Khalifa has now just confirmed that all he raps about is weed, and he's just a simple ass lyricist and rhymer. He has also confirmed that Kush and OJ was good but everything after is just a sellout and sucks dick. THIS JUST IN!

  • Chupps

    Motherfuckers just wanna believe shit that aint, how fuck you listen to B&Y and come up with some conclusion it's about anything other than his car & jewelry? It really was not complex at all...

  • MR. FUUUUCK YOU

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  • BIG GHOST

    fuck the nigga Wiz. Kid is straight garbage yo. He a fragile lookin nigga to begin wit nahmean. he the type a nigga that might break they arm from beatin a egg too fast namsayin. His shit can snap on him at any minute g. Son cant even do a push up without worryin bout his elbows poppin out n his chest breakin in half. Word bond. He slap a nigga five n he gotta 50/50 chance of his wrist snappin like a chick o stick on him son. He a malnourished nigga nahmean. He like a human stick figure fam. He look like he made of tree branches namsayin. He cant even go outside on a windy day son. He need a nigga holdin the kite string tied to him just to walk outside in case the breeze pick up my nigga. N he a soft nigga to top all that off nahmean. He like a human loofah son. He softer than pasta noodles b. He got shampoo blood my nigga. He a dolphin swimmin in a pool of sharks, nahmean

  • kelevra

    the line is... Them niggas scared of it, but them hoes ain't. get it right! wiz is the bomb, and he's blowin up!

  • Kevin Bibbs

    whats wit tha shitty camera quality?

  • RUBY

    Garbage song, garbage rapper

  • Anonymous

    it was obviously his car, you can tell he aint into sports

  • j

    think this was stated because there was all this stuff about how it was about so many different things. people were saying that it was about the latin kings

  • Dilli

    What's the instrumental at the end of the video?

  • nuc

    talk about a hiphop article with substance!

  • Brian Andrew Smith

    Knowing this about Black and Yellow, I think I can listen to it again. As a Bengals fan, sigh, I have an immense hatred for the steelers, so knowing that it really wasn't about them (or the pirates or penguins for that matter), makes me feel a lot better. As dumb as it sounds, that's just how it is.

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