O.N.I.F.C. (2012) Having elbowed his way into the Hot 100 VIP room — and a million Steelers fans' hearts — with 2010's inescapable "Black and Yellow," the… 2012-12-04 Wiz Khalifa Hip-Hop/Rap Atlantic
Music Review

O.N.I.F.C. (2012)

O.N.I.F.C. Wiz Khalifa
O.N.I.F.C. Wiz Khalifa
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Dec 04, 2012; Lead Performance: Wiz Khalifa; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Production: Atlantic

Having elbowed his way into the Hot 100 VIP room — and a million Steelers fans' hearts — with 2010's inescapable ''Black and Yellow,'' the pride of Pittsburgh largely backs away from easy access on his second album. Though O.N.I.F.C. scrimps on pop hooks, Wiz's bleary-eyed charisma elevates both radio bait (''Got Everything'') and trippy shape-shifters (''No Limit''). His singular style tends to derail the guest spots — which is okay, because Wiz's most potent collaborator is clearly a plant-shaped lady named Mary. B+

Best Tracks:
Got Everything
The Bluff
Originally posted Dec 05, 2012 Published in issue #1237 Dec 07, 2012 Order article reprints