Wiz Khalifa Performs Kush and OJ at Smokers Club THOUGHTS + PHOTOS: WIZ KHALIFA @ THE SMOKER'S CLUB FEST APRIL 28, 2018
LONG BEACH, CA-
“I’m fairly young, so when I was in high school Wiz Khalifa’s “Kush” and “Orange Juice” were the anthems of my teenage experience. However, when Wiz began to gain traction as an artist, the only performance I could get to was for his third studio album “Rolling Papers”. While it introduced Wiz to the mainstream with tracks like “Black and Yellow”, many said it wasn’t the same rapper they heard on “Deal or No Deal”.
For years Wiz faced the challenge of maintaining his fan base and evolving as an artist. Thankfully, he listened to what his fans have been waiting for and performed his most beloved mixtape at the perfect location.
I heard so many people say they couldn’t believe they were witnessing him perform these classic songs. He went through the entire mixtape walking out to “Waken Baken” in front of a huge inflatable orange and two talented backup singers. Taylor Gang members came out to throw blow up RAW joints and as “Mezmerized” began to play fans knew they were in for a set they would probably never see again. He even performed “We’re Done” feat. Demi Lovato, my least favorite of the mixtape. Everything else blew my mind “The Statement,” “The Kid Frankie,” and “In The Cut” had me in some serious nostalgic feelings. I will forever be grateful to Wiz for performing this mixtape because it’s still T.G.O.D. (Taylor Gang Or Die).”