Wiz Khalifa wraps up Debut LP, Enlists Pharrell & Jim Jonsin / Makes MTV’s 11 of ’11

While his hit lead song, “Black and Yellow” has already sold over 1 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and peaked at No. 6 on Billboards Hot 100 singles chart, the 2010 XXL Freshman expects his new material to fare better.

“Everything that we drop after ‘Black & Yellow is going to do as well or better,” Wiz recently told Billboard.com. “‘Black & Yellow was just supposed to be a set-up record. We havent even gotten into the good stuff. So with ‘Black and Yellow taking off and people getting behind it and supporting it that much, thats just great, great for whats going to happen after that. I mean, I just feel that good about it.”

In addition to “Black & Yellow” producers, Stargate, Wiz has already completed cuts produced by Pharrell and Jim Jonsin. All will appear on his upcoming album, an album of which he currently refuses to reveal the release date or title. Wiz did add that he plans to “go back in and tighten up some other things, and add maybe a track or two. But for the most part its done.”

For now, Wiz will continue touring. According to his booking agent, Peter Schwartz, Wiz performed around 130 shows in 2010, 63 of which were for his Waken Baken tour. Factor in the 90,000 tickets sold for that tour alone, the popularity of 2010s “Kush x OJ” mixtape and his upcoming “High School” DVD with Snoop Dogg, and this could be an extremely profitable year for the Pittsburgh native. Are any special celebrations in order?

“Ill probably just keep working,” he quipped. “I dont think Im going to do anything spectacular to celebrate—I already smoke enough.”

Wiz said he has already gone into the studio with The Neptuness Pharrell Williams and Jim Jonsin. Saying that the disc is basically finished, he plans on dropping the album sometime in March on Rostrum Records/Atlantic.

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