Wiz Khalifa Releases ‘Hopes & Dreams’ with Nipsey Hussle
Written by on March 26, 2021
Wiz Khalifa celebrates a decade of Rolling Papers.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his major-label debut album, the Taylor Gang rapper has re-released the project with four bonus tracks including “Middle of You” (featuring Chevy Woods, Nikkiya and Poo Bear), “Stoned,” “Taylor Gang,” and “Black & Yellow (G-Mix)” with Snoop Dogg, Juicy J, and T-Pain.
The 10th anniversary deluxe edition also includes an alternate version of “Hopes & Dreams” featuring a never-before-heard verse from the late Nipsey Hussle. “Dickie shorts and Rolex watches / I’m smoking while she dancin’ topless,” the Crenshaw icon raps on his carefree verse.
According to Wiz’s label Atlantic Records, Nipsey was originally featured on “Hopes and Dreams,” but it was never released “due to clearance issues, despite the two farsighted rapper/entrepreneurs’ long friendship and close personal bond.”
Rolling Papers, which was released March 29, 2011, was certified double platinum and spawned hit singles including “Roll Up” and “Black and Yellow.” Wiz has also released a merch collection in honor of the album’s anniversary, while a vinyl edition will be available later this year in limited edition colors.
Stream Rolling Papers (Deluxe 10 Year Anniversary Edition) below.