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Riff: Wiz Khalifa feat. Pharrell, Tuki Carter & Amber Rose – “Rise Above”

Dec 3, 2012

If the flight is private/We probably should board it/You see it you like it/I could prolly afford it

from Rise Above lyrics by Wiz Khalifa

On the surface it would seem that Pharell would be a saving grace, but Amber Rose negates all hope of a turnaround. Wiz’s flow is solid, and his thoughtful narrative reveals a more cerebral side. But it’s hard to ignore Rose whose very presence dilutes Wiz’s lyrical impact.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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