Multi-platinum Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominated rap star Wiz Khalifa is celebrating this week’s 10th anniversary of his landmark Rostrum/Atlantic debut album, “Rolling Papers.” To commemorate the occasion, “Rolling Papers” will be available later this year in a brand new vinyl release, with limited edition color variants including Blue Vinyl with Heavy Splatter and Green Vinyl with a Black Smoke Effect, available exclusively via Wiz’s official webstore.
In addition, “Rolling Papers” will be reintroduced entirely with never before released tracks, including “Black & Yellow ‘G-Mix’ (ft. Snoop Dogg, Juicy J & T-Pain),” “Stoned,” “Middle Of You (ft. Chevy Woods, Nikkiya and Poo Bear)” and “Taylor Gang.” As if that weren’t enough, Wiz Khalifa is unveiling “Hopes & Dreams” with a standout verse from the late icon Nipsey Hussle.
Released March 29, 2011, “Rolling Papers” instantly affirmed Wiz Khalifa as a major talent and worldwide superstar, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” and “Top Rap Albums” charts as well as at #2 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 – at the time, Khalifa’s highest chart debut thus far. Now boasting over 1.7B worldwide streams, “Rolling Papers” went on to earn 2x RIAA platinum certification and “Best New Artist” wins at both 2011’s BET Awards and 2012’s Billboard Music Awards.
Alongside the aforementioned features from Too $hort and Chevy Woods, “Rolling Papers” also includes an additional guest appearance from Curren$y on the fan favorite “Rooftops,” with Nikkiya and MDMA also featured on a deluxe edition bonus track. In fact, the late Nipsey Hussle was originally featured on “Hopes & Dreams,” this version never having been released due to clearance issues, despite the two farsighted rapper/entrepreneurs’ long friendship and close personal bond.