Since Wiz Khalifa’s early-aughts debut his unique brand staccato bars blended with a signature sing-song flow, it was clear that the Pittsburgh-bred rapper wasn’t here to tear anyone down on his climb to the top. From dropping Prince the City: Welcome to Pistolvania to his latest studio release Blacc Hollywood, rap’s top weedhead gunning for Snoop Dogg’s title as the King Kush has never strayed from his positive, chill vibe. Evolving from a mixtape-friendly emcee whose stly-enunciated bars dissipate cleanly over even the most jarring party beats to a streetwear style icon that fully embraces his new role as a supportive father and advocates for positivity, Khalifa has the clout to be an unstoppable force for good – a power that he does not wield lightly.
Speaking with Pigeons & Planes just days before his latest studio release, Khalifa reflected on his reputation as the most laid-back hip-hop artist on the scene right now, untouched by both Yeezy’s Twitter fingers and the polarizing new wave up-and-coming rappers.
“Happiness is like… you can be a happy person in general, and nothing can ever get you down. Those type people exist. And certain people, you know, they just need something to make them happy,” said Khalifa, rejecting the notion that happiness can be reduced to a temporary state mind.
Take Care Of Yourself
Before hopping in a steam shower to get his body right after putting in serious hours at the gym in an attempt to bulk up, Khalifa took some time to spread some love on the ‘Gram. “I’m just here to tell you guys, man, take care yourselves,” he said. “Get out there and get movin’, do something positive, do something that you love, be around people that you love…before everybody else, just think about yourself one time, man. If you could do that for me I’d be more than motherfuckin’ happy.”
Aside from a backdrop a workout snap that’s undeniably a staple Khalifa’s feed these days, the “Captain” rapper sought to drop some inspiration for stressed-out Taylors and fer an alternative path to happiness. “When you’re stressed it’s best to do something productive to clear your mind. It’s not always easy, but you’ll be happier when you do it,” wrote Khalifa.
Thankfully, Khalifa is always here to remind his millions Insta followers that to be unique, you just have to be true to yourself. Feeling down? Just remember that no one can do you better than YOU. “The best part about being yourself is no one can do it better than you,” captioned Khalifa.
You Can Do It
According to the multi-Grammy Award-nominated “Young, Wild & Free” rapper, nothing is out reach if you put your mind to it. “If you want it, no obstacle in the world can stop you from getting it. Might not be exactly when you want it but in the end, you’ll get what’s yours,” wrote Khalifa alongside a candid on-stage snap.
While Khalifa may seem like he has his head stuck in a perpetual cloud smoke, the chart-topping rapper wouldn’t have achieved the success he boasts without seriously grinding to crush his goals. Passing on his own good vibes, Khalifa urges his followers to reach great heights by setting goals and crushing them.
Feel The Love
Khalifa isn’t afraid to build up his Taylors with positive, feel-good vibes meant to foster the same energy he spits with behind the mic. “I hope you all get everything you want in life,” wrote Wiz. “You deserve it. Love to every Taylor. Smoke up.”
Be Good To Yourself
On top the backing track Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” Wiz Khalifa waxed lyrics about how in order to do good, you must BE good–to yourself. “Today is all about being good to yourself,” he said, kicking f his plea to his fans. “Take care yourself. Because you can’t help nobody else in this world if you’re not your very best self.”
Even an industry veteran like Khalifa who’s living the high life knows what it’s like to feel low. Reaching out to his fans stuck stagnating, Khalifa dropped a heartfelt reminder that they too are worthy. “We all need a little motivation sometimes so today I want you to know exactly how awesome you are,” he wrote.
According to Khalifa, if you’re happy with your own lot you won’t look to hate on what others are blessed with. It’s only when you’re truly content with yourself and your own life that you’ll stop looking to the horizon in the hope flipping your reality.
Wiz Has Your Back
Prompted by nothing other than a compulsion to spread good vibes, Wiz took to Instagram to remind his fans that even when you think you’re all alone, there’s always at least one person who has your back. “Somebody loves you baby,” he wrote.