We’re several songs and maybe, like, a mixtape short of proclaiming a Wiz Khalifa renaissance, but the Pittsburgh emcee’s flip of ScHoolboy Q’s “Man of the Year” into “Maan!” has us paying particular attention again.
The track follows on the heels of his sensational performance on B.o.B’s “High As Hell,” which saw him rap his ass off. “Maan!” isn’t as rappity-rapping as “High As Hell,” but the melodic Wiz that initially captured our attention on Kush & OJ rides the Nez & Rio beat admirably.
Wiz’s third album, Blacc Hollywood, will drop sometime this year, and its first single, “We Dem Boyz,” is more of the trite product that’s been known to show up on his studio LPs. But just maybe we can hold out for more tracks like “Maan!” or “High As Hell” to appear on it. Then we’ll definitely throw Wiz into “Man of the Year” discussions.