Wiz Khalifa has dropped off a new track called “Up the Ladder” as he gears up to release his third mixtape of 2023.
Released on Thanksgiving (November 23), the Big Jerm and LNK-produced track arrives a week ahead of Decisions. Due out December 1, the project follows bothSee Ya and Khali Sober, released in June and October, respectively.
“Last time I came, ran up a check and doubled back/ Last time I checked, I was the n-gga with the pack,” Wiz raps on his new song. “Last time I checked, I was the n-gga with the raps/ Last time I checked, these was Celine with the straps.”
Listen to “Up the Ladder” below:
Wiz Khalifa has been steadily dropping music and touring for over a decade, but he still faces critics who say he “fell off.” However, he has the receipts to back up the fact he hasn’t.
The Taylor Gang CEO stopped by the Back On Figg podcast last month, and when co-host T-Rell asked his thoughts on the haters that say he isn’t hot anymore, Wiz broke down exactly why that’s not a factual statement.
“I think people are always gonna say that if you’re not right in their face, but if you look at what I do or the amount of shit that I put out or how constantly I’m working, you can’t say that,” he said. “Even the old songs that I have, they’re still streaming, they’re still popular. The n-ggas who might have old songs, they can’t do those old songs right now.”
He continued: “They can’t sell tickets, they can’t go places across the world. So I’m still able to do those things and I’m still releasing newer music. So that’s not even possible to say that and be real about it. You can say it because that’s what you think, but if you add it up, it don’t make no sense.”
Wiz Khalifa is one of few artists who haven’t been affected by the slump in ticket sales in recent years, and has continued to tour both nationally and internationally year after year. This past summer, he successfully hit the road with Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, Warren G, Berner and special guest DJ Drama for the 33-city High School Reunion Tour.
Looking ahead to next year, the “Roll Up” rapper will be crossing over into the country genre for the 2024 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, bringing Hip Hop to the annual country music concert.
Wiz will be headlining the Sunday night of three-day “Late Night in Palomino” festival which takes place April 26-28, 2024 in Indio, California (aka the home of Coachella).
Despite not quite fitting the country mold, sources connected to the Pittsburgh native told TMZ “there was no hesitation” in taking the gig and that he’s excited to be bringing his “amazing show full of hits” and stage presence to the show. Jelly Roll and Post Malone will also be among the performers.