Rise Above

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

Songfacts®:

  • This song features contributions from superstar producer Pharrell Williams, and Taylor Gang artist Tuki Carter whilst Wiz's fiancée, Amber Rose, raps a few bars toward the end. The song finds Khalifa and his guest stars celebrating his massive success and rising above his jealous haters. Wiz revealed to MTV News that the song is highly personal. "The same people that you look up to can turn around and end up being jealous of you and wanna bring you down," he said. "When that happened, that was really one of the things that motivated me to write that song and put that message out there, because it kinda touched me in a weird way.
    "The majority of the hate that could affect me the most would come from my circle of people who I respect the most and that's in my city," he continued. "They went out of their way to try to discredit me or say bad things about me in front of people, and that really shocked me, because I always played my role."

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