Today marks a notable day for the modern mixtape collector. Wiz Khaflia and Curren$y’s joint tape, How Fly, has hit all streaming services. Not only is the shift convenient in today’s age of instant accessibility, but it also signals a sign of change to come; before long, perhaps your favorite tape will surface on your platform of choice. In the meantime, How Fly is the integral companion to any smoke session, as both Wiz and Curren$y likely bonded, Step-Brothers-esque, over a shared admiration for the greenleaf. Selecting a song to highlight proved difficult, as the tape has yielded a variety of fan favorites across the board, yet something about “Surface To Air” felt right for today’s showing.
Taking to a hypnotic, synth-fuelled instrumental, Spitta sets it off with his characteristically slick demeanor. “Kicked up sitting behind a mahogany desk, crumbling ‘erb just as Big Boi and Andre would suggest,” he raps, before passing the blunt to Khalifa. “College girls play me on their iPod or Zune,” marvels Wiz, a time capsule if ever there was one. “Even bitches with bad attitudes bumping to our tunes.”