Somehow Wiz/his handlers/his record company all got together and decided that despite building his hype of SOLID mixtapes they’d go the pop route and try cash in on his major debut. I get the theory. Black and Yellow was possibly the biggest song of last year and it was pop pop pop. The end product was something that felt like the rap version of all those awful pop punk bands at the turn of last decade.

This is the kinda shit he could’ve done and maintained his fanbase as well as picking up new listeners.

While both he and Trae have a laid back, smooth aesthetic going on the style + flow are a stark enough contrast that it works.