The famed stoner-rapper Wiz Khalifa has recently been running the festival circuit, and during an electrifying show at the Sauce Boyz Fest in Puerto Rico, the Pittsburgh emcee decided to pay tribute to some of hip-hop’s greatest deceased legends.
Following performances of some of his most well-known hits, including ‘Black & Yellow’ and ‘On My Level’, the artist (real name Cameron Thomaz) had an intermission during which he honoured some of the most renowned lost rappers. In a quest to pay tribute to the musicians, the ‘Smokin On’ lyricist played a carefully curated reel showing images of various late rappers, including the likes of Pop Smoke and DMX. This all occurred while his iconic track ‘See You Again’ rang throughout the arena.
However, Khalifa did not only show homage to New York rappers. He also paid tribute to other acts, including King Von, Nipsey Hussle, Young Dolph and more. Thomaz has also been in the news as he has been working with famous producer Lex Luger. The rapper recently shared a clip of some unreleased tracks on the Taylor Gang Twitter account, and the unreleased material was the topic of conversation on the Off Wrld podcast.
Speaking on the unreleased material that got played by Lex Luger at Pharrell’s ‘Something In The Water’ festival that took place earlier this year, the podcast hosts explained, “At Something In The Water, Lex Luger played some unreleased shit he had with Wiz and Wiz need to drop that! I know it’s old just by hearing it because Wiz doesn’t even rap like that anymore. But, like, this shit is crazy.”
However, according to Thomaz, there’s a reason why the song hasn’t made its way onto streaming platforms, and it’s related to Young Thug’s arrest. According to the emcee, his Lex Luger songs were meant to appear on his 2022 album Multiverse. However, they were set to include guest verses from the incarcerated Atlanta rapper.
Addressing the material in a tweet, Khalifa disclosed, “This was supposed to be on Multiverse, I was waiting for a verse from Thug, but his legal stuff happened, so it stayed unreleased.” With so much music, it will be interesting to see what the musician releases next. However, you can watch his recent Puerto Rico tribute in the video below.