Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – How Fly Mixtape
Last year, it was announced that Wiz Khalifa’s mixtape catalog would be returning to streaming services, starting with the acclaimed Kush And Orange Juice project. Now, another classic throwback has hit platforms, this time being How Fly, his joint album with fellow marijuana connoisseur Curren$y. The tape, which originally surfaced in 2009 at the height of their weed-induced creative haze, has long solidified itself as a fan favorite. With fifteen songs of original material, How Fly is a testament to what some dub the golden mixtape era, where the line between mixtape and album blurred beautifully.
Sadly, though said era brought many an excellent project into the fold, the innate nature of a “mixtape” kept it from joining the streaming services alongside label-approved “albums.” Even now, fans still have to dig a little deeper, diving into the depths of “royalty-free” zones, which ultimately hurts the artist and creator. Luckily, Wiz seems to be an innovator in that sense, and hopefully, his actions can spark a genuine revolution. Relive How Fly now, on your streaming service o’ choice.