24 March 2021 – The Thrill by Wiz Khalifa

The obvious strength of The Thrill is that it’s just Wiz Khalifa rapping over Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun which is a near perfect song already.

It’s a mixtape era classic, where rappers would just rap over anything to show what they could do. The emphasis was entirely on the rapping so the beats and samples didn’t have to be perfect and the mixtapes were free downloads so nobody worried about clearing anything.

But then the problem happens as artists become massive and they can’t really get away with not clearing samples, particularly as they add the rarities from their back catalogues to streaming services. So it’s cool that this has been cleared and released and everyone has been credited appropriately.

You can listen to The Thrill by Wiz Khalifa here.

24 March 2021 – The Thrill by Wiz Khalifa

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