Category: Mixtape Review

Taylor Allderdice

Mixtape Review

Taylor Allderdice Cover

Hey bloggers! Giving you a chance too take a listen for yourself if you are Wiz Khalifa fans or just curious about the up-and-comer, here is a track-by-tack review of Taylor Allderdice. On March 13th, Wiz let out a slew a tweets alerting his fans to download a copy of his 8th solo mixtape.

  1. “Amber Ice” – starts of the smooth stoner vibe ever present in his tape. As the first song on the tape, “Amber Ice” serves as his dedication to fiancee Amber Rose and the strain of weed he created
  2. “California” – Although Wiz Khalifa hails from Pittsburgh, he is always California Dreaming. A nice song to ride to about relaxing with the people you’re cool with.
  3. “Mia Wallace” – has a jazz feel to it and showcases Wiz’s different influences. One of those songs that are very relatable to any stoner.
  4. “Guilty Conscience” – definitely has some down south undertones to it. Reminds me of “Taylor Gang” off of his third album, Rolling Papers.
  5. “Mary 3x” – Although Wiz is a stoner rapper, and every song at least talks about Mary Jane, he always has one track on every mixtape completely devoted to the drug.
  6. “O.N.I.F.C.” – Wiz plans on naming his next album O.N.I.F.C. so hopefully we see this track on there as well.
  7. “Nameless” a pretty low key song with a repetitive hook (“Lifestyle of the rich and famous”) that’s sure to get stuck in your head if you listen to it a few times
  8. “Never Been Pt. 2” – very “space-poppy”. Hopefully, you catch my meaning. Less mainstream-poppish then music previously heard on Rolling Papers but it fits considering Amber Rose is featured on the rack.
  9. “The Cruise” – Wiz starts off by asking if anyone out there has regular or king-sized papers on this Frank Ocean-assisted track. This track might be a favorite for fans of Deal or No Deal, yet its sure to appeal to his new fans. Kind of a perfect song for that only blunt-ride.
  10. “Rowland” – “My first thought at seeing the title… an ode to Kelly Rowland? Not quite. Rowland definitely serves as a pun for “rollin'”. There has to be more to it. Of course, I’d need to do more research to find out. Take a listen and share your thoughts on the comments below.
  11. My Favorite Song” -this is definitely not a new song by oft collaborators Wiz & Juicy J but I’m glad it made it onto the mixtape. This song is very much Wiz Khalifa’s standard flow. And here he follows the rule: If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It. The formula definitely marks this track as a hit.
  12. “T.A.P.” – “Lets Take A Plane”.  Just your usual standard stoner song. Juicy J’s verse brings some variation to the song and keeps it from sounding monotonous that and the eerie tune.
  13. “The Code” – is pretty much everything that’s taylor. And what better way to represent Taylor Gang then to introduce Taylor Gang’s first lady Lola Monroe on the track.
  14. “The Grinder” – is a track produced by the legendary Jake One (he’s produced for Freeway, G-Unit, De La Soul, & E-40 just to name a few) showing that Wiz is now in the big leagues of the rap game.
  15. “Brainstorm” – Personally, not much to say about this one. Seemed just as the title suggests, a brainstorm he probably wrote on paper then decided to rap over a cool Santana-style instrumental.
  16. “Number 16” – Whether he couldn’t think of a title or it was meant to be the 16th track its definitely a nice song to just bump too. Minus the expletives, this is also a song I could see playing on the radios since it exhibits a lot of his auto-tuned singing on the hook.
  17. “Blindfolds” – Of course, Wiz, end your mixtape flaunting your lifestyle… reminding everyone how big your ballin’ and how much dough your rollin’ in.

Blessing’s Favorite Tracks: “My Favorite Song” is one of my favorites because its the Wiz Khalifa flow I fell in love with since B.A.R.S. and “Guilty Conscience”, I’m a sucker for catchy songs with a dirty south sound.