Wiz Khalifa spoke to Billboard about working with Travis Scott and Juicy J, as well as “See You Again” getting overlooked at the Oscars.
Wiz Khalifa had a huge 2015, and he only had to release one major single to pull it off. “See You Again” had a long reign at the top of the Hot 100, and is still on regular radio rotation. In 2016, Wiz is ready to release his album, and he’s launched what could be another potential hit with the Travis Scott-assisted “Bake Sale”.
In conversation with Billboard, Wiz spoke about the new track, explaining why he decided to work with Travis, as well as Juicy J ‘s decision to rework the song — his mix being the one Wiz ended up releasing.
Later on, he commented on the Academy’s decision not to honor
“See You Again” (which, of course, appeared on the soundtrack to Furious 7.
View excerpts from the conversation, as well as the full interview,below.
On working with Travis Scott:
Travis is a friend of mine and I’ve been wanting to work with him for a really long time… Us being young and having the same energy, some of the same inspirations, and a lot of the same crowd it really just made sense on that end.
On Juicy J’s contribution to “Bake Sale”:
Juicy always takes it to the next level. He takes me and pushes me
beyond what I would do for myself, because he looks at me differently than I look at myself. I remember being n the studio one night, and we literally just stumbled on an idea… He was like ‘yo, let me re-produce it.’ He took it that night, and had [TM88] and Lex Luger, and they all went in together and made what we have right now. Shit Was crazy.
On “See You Again” not being recognized by the Oscars:
I don’t really get into the political stuff. I know that there’s a lot to
do with who does get nominated and who doesn’t, and it’s not always just the music, and I’m just focused on the music.