Wiz Khalifa Rolls Up to Governors Ball With Stoner-Friendly Set
Even if you didn't pack your own weed, there was enough Mary Jane in the crowd at Governors Ball on Sunday night (June 4) for Wiz Khalifa's headlining set to sustain a contact high throughout the 80-minute show. With graphics of greenery and colorful blunts illuminating the Honda stage, the Taylor Gang leader wasn't shy about his love for marijuana. "I advocate things like getting high," the tall and lanky Pittsburgh MC offered before opening with his 2011 hit "Roll Up."
The TGOD Mafia was heavily represented in the set list as Wiz performed Juicy J and TM 88 party-starters like "All Night" and "Medication," bringing out Ty Dolla $ign (who made a cameo during Chance The Rapper's Friday slot) for "You and Your Friends" and "Blasé." The master of stoner remixes and features also cranked out his guest verses on Tyga's "Molly," The Weeknd's "Remember You" and his version of The Chainsmokers smash "Closer."
Wiz Khalifa offered more high notes, especially for long-time stans, like his 2011 track "Reefer Party," Burn After Rolling highlight "The Thrill," the Cabin Fever cut "Gang Bang" plus Kush & Orange Juice favorites "Mesmorized." "I'm really f--kin' with this crowd because they know what's up," he said.
Beyond the deep cuts, the audience fired up their blunts, spliffs and vape pens to the rapper's more mainstream offerings like "Work Hard, Play Hard," "No Sleep," "Taylor Gang," "Black and Yellow" and "On My Level." He also incorporated his more slow-burning tracks ike "So High" and "Promises" off 2014's Blacc Hollywood, even igniting a wild turn-up moment about halfway through the set by bouncing across the stage and thrashing his head to Nirvana's 1991 hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Wiz paused his set to remember his transgender brother, who passed away earlier this year. "He would always say, 'You know I just don't want you to feel like you ever gotta fit in,' and that's what I wanna tell you guys tonight. Don't ever feel like you gotta fit in or be like the people around you," he said. "Be your motherf--kin' self. That's what's gon' take you to where you want to be in life." His DJ, DJ Bonics, then cued up the tear-jerking Charlie Puth collaboration and Furious 7 chart-topper "See You Again," which sent the crowd into a chest-pounding sing-along.
Ever the productive pothead, Wiz then brought the turn-up levels back to 100 by wrapping his show with "We Dem Boyz" and "Young, Wild and Free." He left the crowd with another uplifting message as Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" blared through the speakers: "Believe you can be anything you f--kin' want."