Riff: Wiz Khalifa – “Initiation”

Dec 3, 2012

This is for them joint smokers/This is for them gin sippers/This ain’t for no ho niggas/This ain’t for no bitch niggas

from Initiation lyrics by Wiz Khalifa

Wizpays homage to, well, pretty much everyone so long as you’re not broke. He’s revisiting an already played style here – the crunk and funk bounce – and at this point it just sounds a bit too contrived, as if he’s a puppet for some sinister regime hell-bent on stifling originality.

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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