The Race

Album: Rolling Papers (2011)
Charted: 66

Songfacts®:

  • This I.D. Labs produced number about Wiz Khalifa's rise to the top was a promo single prior to the release of the Pittsburgh rapper's debut album, Rolling Papers. "I'm in the race and taking the winner's place," he spits on the hook. "No foot on the breaks/ One of the best homey, that's what they call me/ It's lonely at the top, ain't no company/ So now I just stunt on my own, I just stunt on my own." Khalifa described the track to MTV News as a "swag song," calling it "an attitude, 'doing what we do'-type thing."
  • Khalifa expanded on the song to MTV News: "It's a personal song without being too preachy. It really just explains how I feel at certain points. Just doing work, anyone can feel like that when you grinding from the bottom and get to a certain point. You see people who, in the beginning or middle, were riding with you, then there's some adversity, and at the end of the day, it's about who's with you in the end."

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