EXCLUSIVE – To celebrate the anniversary of Wiz Khalifa’s debut album Rolling Papers, the Pittsburgh rapper will be the subject of a brand new HipHopDX-produced documentary titled Still Rolling Papers, which will reflect back on the rapper’s legacy, the rise of Taylor Gang and revisit the impact Wiz has had on Hip Hop over the last decade.
“10 years sounds like a lot but it don’t feel like that much it still feels fresh,” Wiz can be heard saying in the film’s trailer, which dropped on Monday (March 28). “It still feels good. For me, it’s when I look back at the footage. Cause I’m always in it when I’m there, but when I look back I’m like ‘whoa we did some magnificent shit, for real.’”
The new documentary will be available to stream on Wiz Khalifa’s YouTube channel on Tuesday (March 29), premiering at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST. The documentary’s release date will mark 11 years to the day that Khalifa released Rolling Papers into the world. The album was released through Atlantic and Rostrum Records, selling 197,000 copies first week in the United States and featured appearances from Curren$y, Chevy Woods and Too $hort.
Still Rolling Papers features exclusive interviews with Curren$y, Snoop Dogg, Chevy Woods, Wiz Khalifa and many more Taylor Gang members. The documentary explores Wiz’s come up in Pittsburgh, the real story behind his No. 1 song “Black & Yellow,” the creation process behind Rolling Papers and more. While the documentary is centred around Wiz’ debut album release, the story explores how a crew of friends took their dreams into their own hands and built one of the most impactful movements within Hip Hop and beyond.
The Taylor Gang leader dropped off Rolling Papers 2 in 2018, which also debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and featured appearances from Gucci Mane, Swae Lee, Ty Dolla $ign, PartyNextDoor, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Snoop Dogg. To commemorate Rolling Paper‘s 10-year anniversary in 2021, Khalifa released a special edition of the project that included the “Black and Yellow (G-Mix),” which featured appearances from Juicy J, Snoop Dogg and T-Pain. The 34-year-old rap star also included two new bonus tracks titled “Too Stoned” and “Taylor Gang,” as well as the Cabin Fever cut “Middle of You.”
Still Rolling Papers was produced by HipHopDX in association with Atlantic Records/ Warner Music Group, SMAC Entertainment and Taylor Gang. It was executive produced By Wiz Khalifa, Will Dzombak, Kevin Hofman and Sharath Cherian; directed and edited by Blair Avery; produced by Jordan Saint-Pierre and Jeremy Hecht, who also conducted the interviews.
Check out the trailer for Still Rolling Papers below and tune into the documentary, which will be live on March 29 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST here.