Wiz Khalifa is well known for his love of the reefa, ganja, dank, purp, smoke or whatever you want to call it, but it seems even in his higher consciousness he still realizes that we only live once.
"When I'm Gone" is a track off of his 2011 Rolling Papers , a cd that most would say was his transition into the blood-vein of commercial success.
Getting his career to the mainstream level was an amazing accomplishment for Khalifa since, after all he is the current poster boy for recreational marijuana and good music. But despite his Cannabis Cup 3000 image, you can find Khalifa's music playing in mostly any and everyone's car, whether it's your doctor or
a 2nd grade teacher. Unhinged Reviews took a closer look at Khalifa's "When I"m Gone" to see what Khalifa's really smokin on.
"I'ma take all this money I own and blow it all away, cuz I can't take it when I'm gone"- Wiz Khalifa(When I'm Gone)
This song definitely shows maturity in Khalifa's music, because this is a realization most people can't grasp. You can't take your money with you when your gone, so why kill yourself trying to make all this money that you may never live to enjoy. Not saying that you have to blow your entire IRA funds or empty savings accounts, but live your life as if now is forever. Be in the moment and enjoy all you can today for no one is promised a tomorrow. And believe it or not this epiphany can be had without being "Super High", just look at the life around you for clarification.
In "When I'm Gone" Khalifa spend a great deal of time talking about how he cherishes his time with friends/family and making it a point to give back whenever possible. This is something a lot of people fail or dislike to do when they achieve their idea of success. One reason is people feel like they got where they are on their own, but believe it or not we all receive help from others in one way shape or form. Whether it's your haters motivating you or your mom keeping you grounded so you don't forget who you are on the road to riches and diamond rings. Being charitable makes us feel good about ourselves, don't believe it? Share a sandwich with a stranger and see how you feel.
Khalifa also discusses the changes in the attitudes of the people around him, as he recognizes the changes within himself. As one gets closer to their dreams in life a certain confidence comes as a bonus gift, but what we choose to do with our new power separates one from the other. Notice how he talks about women that weren't interested in him before now and how they will do any an everything to spend time with him or his success. I think that's what destroys a lot of planes before they even reach their destinations, as we are easily distracted by flashy objects and attractive counterparts. The line about his father is probably the most introspective lyric in the song, as he looks into the mirror and remembers where he came from.
"When I'm Gone" is a well-written song that encourages people to enjoy the life that they live and don't worry to long about things you can't control. There are times when it's just best to go with the flow and stop swimming upstream. And then there are times when you need to pick up your paddle and stroke for all your worth, but the important thing is to maintain a balance between the two. Khalifa appears to be enjoying the life he has crafted with his brand new baby and pretty lady by his side. So Unhinged Reviews tips it's hat to Khalifa, for staying grounded even while flying High in the clouds.
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