Without a release date for his sophomore album, O.N.I.F.C., Wiz Khalifa still managed to cover Complex‘s October/November 2012 issue.
“Rap stardom in 2012 is a high-wire act. Just ask Wiz Khalifa. The Pittsburgh spitter has progressed from mixtape hero to Internet sensation to bonafide superstar. Mainstream hits like “Roll Up” and “Black & Yellow” have allowed him to enjoy the finer things in life, but they’ve also brought complaints from longtime Taylor Gang fans that Wiz switched his style up in pursuit of pop stardom. You can’t please everybody, but Wiz knows that maintaining a successful career in hip-hop is all about staying true to yourself while striking the perfect balance. The issue officially hits stands on October 2, but you can read the entire cover story right now over at Complex.”
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