Though Wiz Khalifa found tremendous commercial success with his major label debut Rolling Papers, he didn't do so without making some compromises. On it the Pittsburgh rapper all but abandoned the stoner-friendly contemporary G-Funk of the underground mixtapes upon which he built his grassroots following, in favor of broader pop gestures. With the follow-up, O.N.F.I.C., Wiz seems to be searching for a midpoint between the two approaches, and occasionally finds it. While he's never been a particularly showy rapper, or even a skilled one, his greatest assets are his instincts for penning enormous hooks and his ability to unobtrusively sink his verses into the production. Much of his success falls entirely on beat selection, and while it frequently underwhelms here, whether he chooses full-on pop or quiet storm funk, Wiz sounds most invigorated when he sidesteps these two extremes and explores entirely new terrain, as on the stripped-down trap stomper "It's Nothin'" or the demented and distorted lullabye "Fall Asleep."
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