Wiz Khalifa Samples Stranger Things In New Track
The world just can’t get enough of Stranger Things. The supernatural, 80’s-esque Netflix show has been taking over televisions and computer screens ever since it made its debut back in July. Television isn’t the only medium it’s known in though, as the now-iconic theme song has been the subject of numerous remixes and samples, especially in Wiz Khalifa’s new song, which is naturally titled, “Stranger Things.”
“Stranger Things” dropped on Wiz Khalifa’s SoundCloud over the weekend with a comical cover art featuring fellow Taylor Gang member J.R. Donato, who also guests on the track, too. The song in general has clever lyrics and a ferocious beat which actually samples the Stranger Things theme song, and the chorus is a catchy pop hook that’s as addictive as the show is. Wiz’s homage to the show is by far the coolest music-related thing we’ve seen regarding it yet, and considering all the hype surrounding it, it won’t be the last time we see the theme intertwined in a major artist’s song.
Though “Stranger Things” isn’t attached to any sort of mixtape for now, it should hold fans over until Wiz Khalifa releases a bigger project – the rapper is expected to unveil a new Taylor Gang mixtape, as well as the sequel album to his 2011 breakthrough record, Rolling Papers.