Wiz Khalifa officially releases his mixtape Star Power to all streaming services, fifteen years after its original release.
“I’m pumped to have Star Power on streaming platforms for fans to hear their favorites from this tape,” Wiz said about the release.
Originally released on September 17, 2008, “Star Power” is an essential document from Wiz Khalifa’s early career, helping develop his lush and luxurious sound and establish his reputation as the game’s hardest-working and most talented stoner. Hosted by DJ Deez, the tape features multiple guest appearances from Wiz’s close associate Chevy Woods, then known as Kev Da Hustla, and production sculpted at the legendary I.D. Labs by Pittsburgh natives like Sledgren, E. Dan, Johnny Juliano, Rocky Fontaine, and Big Jerm, who produced hits for Wiz, Mac Miller, and more during his career.
Spanning 23 tracks, Star Power exhibits the melodic mastery and strong songwriting that soon made him a superstar, acting as a crucial stepping stone from Pittsburgh prominence to worldwide recognition. Soon afterward, Wiz would release the blog era classic “The Thrill, ” plus mixtapes like Kush & Orange Juice and Flight School, which built upon the foundation that Star Power laid.
The release of “Star Power” continues Wiz Khalifa’s efforts to clear his classic mixtapes for streaming services, with the assistance of Rostrum Records. Last year, Wiz officially released his acclaimed 2012 mixtape Taylor Allderdice to all platforms, providing fans the opportunity to revisit one of his career highlights. In 2020, the rapper celebrated the 10th anniversary of his classic “Kush & Orange Juice” mixtape by releasing it to streaming services and printing limited edition vinyl. Later that year, Wiz released “The Thrill,” his early single with the memorable Empire Of The Sun sample, to DSPs, earning the approval of the band and listing them as primary artists on the song.
Wiz Khalifa recently just announced his “Good Trip” tour alongside Joey Bada$$, Berner, Smoke Dza & Chevy Woods. Produced by the Smoker’s Club, the 7 city tour will complete 7 shows in 7 days concluding at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on April 22.
Listen to “Star Power” below.
Star Power tracklist:
- I’m A Star feat. Johnny Juliano
- Feels Good
- Hero (Freestyle)
- Be Easy (Remix) feat. Boaz, Chevy Woods, & Young Ro
- How You Live
- Bankroll feat. Courtney Noelle
- Change Up
- Shawty Wanna Roll
- P.W.P. feat. Chevy Woods
- My Life feat. Johnny Juliano
- Imma Keep
- Dope Boys (Freestyle)
- So High
- Pop Bottles
- Star Power – Hot Trak (Melo Drama)
- Ink My Whole Body
- Like A Star
- Take A Ride
- Flickin’ Ashes
- Where The Cash At (Freestyle)
- Spacely feat. Rocky Fontaine