Reporting Scott T. Sterling
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa dropped a brand new song, “Look Into My Eyes,” on his Soundcloud page last night (August 19).
“This song may or may not be on BH,” Khalifa tweeted out to his more than 11 million followers with a link to the new song, with “BH” being a reference to his upcoming album, Blacc Hollywood, which is expected later this year.
“I juss always listen to it n Sledge made the beat n I want you guys to have it,” he added, mentioning the song’s producer Sledgren, a long-time Taylor Gang associate who’s provided memorable beats for Khalifa on past mixtapes, including breakout release and fan favorite, 2010′s Kush & Orange Juice.
The new song’s moody and atmospheric vibe is much closer to the more adventurous side of Khalifa’s sound, with the lyrics taking a serious turn towards the rapper’s daily life: “My pops tells me I look tired/when he look into my eyes/Soon as the cameras come on I know how to look alive/my mom tell me I look stressed/when she look into my eyes/so many people in my business/I’m just trying to live my life.” Khalifa also mentions his recently born son, Sebastian, rapping, “I’ve got to raise him right.”
“It just represents the lifestyle,” Khalifa told Rap Radar when asked about the Blacc Hollywood album, which is still without a firm release date. “Not really like, black people in Hollywood, but just like a black attitude. Not giving an ‘F’ about anything and just blacking out on the world, so, we’re bringing that to Hollywood.”
The new tune comes on the heels of Khalifa and Amber Rose’s wedding ceremony, which was held on August 18. The couple legally tied the knot back in July. Rose caused an internet firestorm by releasing an Instagram video of her dancing in a white dress with the caption, “Only bad bitches twerk the night before their wedding.”