Wiz Khalifa
O.N.I.F.C.


3.0
good

Review

by MezoIsMusic USER (6 Reviews)
December 4th, 2012 | 23 replies | 5,956 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Overall, O.N.I.F.C. is a satisfying album. Some will embrace this album and others will find Wiz Khalifa’s themes repetitive. If Khalifa consolidated O.N.I.F.C. to 10 or 11 songs, we would have an exceptional album on our hands.

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Years before his success, Cameron Jibril Thomaz or Wiz Khalifa was accustomed to sitting in the economy class. He was only able to glance at the glamour of first class when an attendant momentarily opened the curtains. Whether he traveled on a plane, train, or ferry, Khalifa always had a burning desire to make it to first class and never look back.

Rolling Papers, released March 29th 2011, propelled Khalifa into mainstream success. Atlantic Records was in utter delight because they discovered their new weed smoking, flamboyantly dressed; I don’t give a *** about anything, hip-hop sensation.

O.N.I.F.C (Only Nigga In First Class), released December 4th, 2012 is the fourth studio album by Khalifa. O.N.I.F.C. proves that Khalifa has said goodbye to the economy class and is now receiving luxurious service and prestige. And trust that you will hear this theme repeated in all his tracks.

The tone of this album is established in “Intro”. The polished production and ambient feel will be reminiscent of your first college bong hit. Once the airy “Paperbond” starts Khalifa lets you know he has more weed, money, and fame then you; as if you didn’t know already.

Songs such as “Let It Go (Feat. Akon)” and “The Bluff (Feat. Camron)” retain the airy synthesizer production displayed in “Intro” and “Paperbond”. “Let It Go” is a great song, however Akon adds a 1990’s Mark Morrison feel that doesn’t fit well with Khalifa’s prestigious raps. “The Bluff” opens with Khalifa hitting a spliff and we are once again reminded that Khalifa “has so much”. It is refreshing to hear Camron’s flow but overall this song will remain satisfactory for many.

Once the song “Work Hard Play Hard” hits, the constant theme of glamour begins to dwindle and Khalifa reminds us why he is sitting in first class. His flow, rap lyricism, and unique metaphors during this song, will definitely make it a fan favorite.

O.N.I.F.C. also features notable collaborations. The songs that stick out are “It’s Nothin” (Feat. 2 Chainz), “Rise Above” (Feat. Pharrell, Tuki Carter, & Amber Rose), and “Remember You” (Feat. The Weeknd). "It’s Nothin”, is a track that will be welcomed by all weed smokers. The production is extremely bass-driven and is easily the most prominent aspect of this song. “Rise Above” is a very calm track where each rapper has a chance to impress their listener and “Remember You”, balances The Weeknd’s dreary style with Wiz Khalifa’s ambient flow.

In track 14 “No Limit”, Khalifa shows his fans that he doesn’t have emphysema yet. His lungs still have the capacity to spit a speedy flow and we are gracious for their efforts. Additionally, "Medicated" (Feat. Chevy Woods And Juicy J) has one of the most memorable beats on the album and is a perfect conclusion to O.N.I.F.C.

Overall, O.N.I.F.C. is a satisfying album. Some will embrace this album and others will find Wiz Khalifa’s themes repetitive. If Khalifa consolidated O.N.I.F.C. to 10 or 11 songs, we would have an exceptional album on our hands. Regardless, you must respect the man and give this album a listen. As a working individual, you should use this album as motivation. If you work hard and play hard, maybe one day you will be upgraded to first class and receive moist towels, ample legroom, and an extra bag of peanuts like Wiz Khalifa.

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Comments:Add a Comment 
Atari
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2012



19451 Comments


Lol 90 percent of Hip Hop these days is complete shit

Digging: The Who - Tommy

ZGP1992
December 4th 2012



302 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Album cover is fruity as hell

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2012



19451 Comments


i haven't even heard anything other than black and yellow and I already hate him

henryChinaski
December 4th 2012



2683 Comments


Some catchy tunes.

larrytheslug
December 4th 2012



1315 Comments


this guy smokes weed, dresses flamboyantly, AND doesn't give a fuck about anything? by all means, let him sit first class!

DotEight
December 4th 2012



5476 Comments


Yeah, he looks like Prince, if Prince was a pot head.

And he's garbage, no thanks.

FourthReich
December 5th 2012



17071 Comments


looks like a black freddie mercury

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J0ckstrapsFTW
December 5th 2012



3652 Comments


WEED WEED MONEY MONEY GET ON MY LEVEL HIGH AS FUCK.



Dot ur avatar chick is hot as fuck

peaks40
December 5th 2012



2740 Comments


yeah dot^

ZoneOut
December 5th 2012



23 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

He was actually good in 2006, it's a shame.

Tupik
December 5th 2012



671 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Dot ur avatar chick is hot as fuck"

Her name is Rosie Jones if you want to know.

demigod!
December 5th 2012



43846 Comments


dont like this guy. he's so cocky and treats marijuana like it's god's gift to the fucking universe

OH WAIT IT IS

still dont like him

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demigod!
December 5th 2012



43846 Comments


he thinks he's the next Snoop. He'll never be cool enough to be Snoop.

jwyles4
December 5th 2012



311 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

WIZ KHALIFA SMOKES MARIJUANA?!?!?!?

NationalMidnightStar
December 8th 2012



176 Comments


aint no thang :p

NationalMidnightStar
December 8th 2012



176 Comments


dear lord those pants

AtomicShane
December 12th 2012



1756 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

some of the songs are awesome, and some suck ass. i really like the ones where he mentions weed though.

DeadGuy
December 16th 2012



372 Comments


The

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EaglesBecomeVultures
December 17th 2012



5192 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Weeknd?

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FourthReich
March 4th 2013



17071 Comments


yea if you're gay and like krs-one



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