- Press ReleasesHIPHOPDX DEBUTS FIRST DOCUMENTARY: STILL ROLLING PAPERS STARRING WIZ KHALIFAMar 29th 2022
Hip-Hop Superstar and Taylor Gang Reflect on a Decade after Rolling Papers Album ReleasedMar 29th 2022
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — March 29, 2022: HipHopDX, one of the world’s most influential hip-hop music news sites, today unveiled its inaugural documentary, Still Rolling Papers featuring multi-platinum-selling, GRAMMY® Award and Golden Globe® Award-nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa and Taylor Gang. This 30-minute retrospective shows never-before-seen footage of Wiz’s journey from hometown hero to international hip-hop icon over the past decade.
A story of resilience, self-belief, risk-taking and ignoring outside pressure, the documentary tells the tale of how a crew of friends took their dreams into their own hands and built one of the most impactful movements within hip-hop. It explores why Wiz Khalifa stood firm around the hit song “Black and Yellow,” taking his time with its development. Memorializing the time period, it features interviews with rapper and Taylor Gang OG Chevy Woods, rapper and entrepreneur Curren$y, rap legend Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and more as they reflect on 10 plus years of Taylor Gang.
“Everybody just called me Wiz when I was younger. They said I was wise beyond my years. Khalifa’s Arabic: it means leader, successor, someone who is going to be a shining light and is really going to be an example for people,” Wiz says in the documentary’s opening sequence. “Ten years sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t feel like that much. It still feels fresh. It still feels good. For me, it’s when I look back at the footage because I’m always in it when I’m there,” he added.
“HipHopDX was founded over 20 years ago with the goal of telling our audience about the stories that matter. So, when it comes to the last decade in music, one of the most inspiring journeys is that of Wiz Khalifa and Taylor Gang. At its core, this documentary is about remaining authentic to who you are, persevering through obstacles and showing everyone that the impossible IS possible," said Sharath Cherian, CEO of HipHopDX. “Hip-hop is the American dream personified in music and this documentary showcases Wiz and his team, building something from the ground up. For fans and viewers of 'Still Rolling Papers,’ we hope it provides the inspiration to grow and achieve your dreams.”
HipHopDX presents Still Rolling Papers in association with Taylor Gang Ent., SMAC Ent., Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group. The documentary was executive produced by Wiz Khalifa and Will Dzombak from Taylor Gang Ent. as well as Sharath Cherian and Kevin Hofman from HipHopDX; produced by Jordan Saint-Pierre and Jeremy Hecht from HipHopDX; and directed and edited by Blair Avery from HipHopDX.
Watch the full-length documentary HERE.
Watch the official trailer HERE.
Access accompanying image HERE.
About Wiz Khalifa
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut album, ROLLING PAPERS in 2011. ROLLING PAPERS spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up,” and “No Sleep” and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for “Best New Artist” at the 2011 BET Awards and “Top New Artist” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. As a follow up to ROLLING PAPERS, Wiz Released O.N.I.F.C. in 2012. This album featured tracks “Work Hard, Play Hard” and “Remember You” featuring The Weeknd. His third studio album released in 2014, BLACC HOLLYWOOD, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and included hit single "We DemBoyz." Soon after, Wiz’s track, “See You Again,” off the FURIOUS 7 soundtrack, catapulted to the top of the charts across 95 countries. Holding the #1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks, “See You Again” broke records by being Spotify’s most-streamed track in a single day in the United States and in a single week in 26 countries. In addition to winning 3 Teen Choice Awards in 2015, “See You Again” continued its success by winning a Critics’ Choice Award in the “Best Song” category, winning two Billboard Music Awards in the categories “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Rap Song,” earning three Grammy Award nominations in the categories “Song of the Year,” “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” and “Best Song Written for Visual Media,” and a Golden Globe nomination in the category “Best Original Song – Motion Picture.” Wiz released his album, KHALIFA, in February 2016 as a thank you to fans which included the tracks “Bake Sale” featuring Travis Scott and “Elevated.” In June of the same year, Wiz collaborated with Juicy J and TM88 to debut TGOD MAFIA PRESENTS: RUDE AWAKENING and embarked on his co-headlining “The High Road Summer Tour” with Snoop Dogg. On April 20th, 2017, Wiz launched his mobile app, Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, which has garnered over 10.1 million downloads and is currently being played in over eight countries and six languages. Later that year, Wiz’s mixtape, LAUGH NOW, FLY LATER, was released in November and featured the chart-topping hit, “Letterman.” His latest studio album, ROLLING PAPERS 2, which is certified gold, was released in July 2018. Following the release, Wiz and rap duo Rae Sremmurd hit the road for their “Dazed and Blazed Tour” throughout summer 2018. In February 2018, Wiz partnered with Sovereign Brands to create McQueen and the Violet Fog, an Award winning gin and rated by the NY Times as the “Best Gin”. In April of 2019, Wiz released his 5-part docuseries with Apple Music, “Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam,” which gives viewers an exclusive look into his life and career. In the summer of 2019, Wiz went on his “Decent Exposure Summer Tour” with French Montana, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods, and DJ Drama. In November 2019, Wiz starred in Apple TV+’s “Dickinson,” as the re-occuring character of Death alongside Hailee Steinfeld. The third and final season will debut on Novemeber 5, 2021. Wiz is also a series regular in Fox’s animated sitcom, “Duncanville” which premiered February 2020 and is current airing it’s second season. On 4/20 of 2020, Wiz released his latest project, The Saga of Wiz Khalifa, which features his tracks, “Contact”, featuring Tyga and his latest single, “Still Wiz”. In October of 2020, Wiz, along with Nextbite, launched his latest business venture, a delivery only restaurant chain, HotBox by Wiz. The restaurant is now in all major metro areas. Most recently, Wiz released his latest playlist, Taylor Nights, and Wiz has joined the Professional Fighters League World Class Ownership Group. In his advisory role, Khalifa will collaborate with the league on integrating various elements of pop culture – from music integration and content creation to MMA lifestyle apparel.
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