O.N.I.F.C.

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2012
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5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 58
  2. Negative: 18 out of 58

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  1. Dec 5, 2012
    6
    This album isn't as bad as critics are making it out to be. Wiz is finding himself in terms of balancing the pop aspect of his music while still maintaining an aspect of fthe gritty, harder lyrics that he built his name off of. ONIFC is less pop than Rolling Papers, but not quite as hard as a Taylor Allderdice/Cabin Fever. This is probably his niche. The mixtape sound that endeared him toThis album isn't as bad as critics are making it out to be. Wiz is finding himself in terms of balancing the pop aspect of his music while still maintaining an aspect of fthe gritty, harder lyrics that he built his name off of. ONIFC is less pop than Rolling Papers, but not quite as hard as a Taylor Allderdice/Cabin Fever. This is probably his niche. The mixtape sound that endeared him to his fans on Prince of the City 2, StarPower, or Flight School isn't coming back. Artists mature and grow and this is what we're seeing with Wiz Khalifa. The pop tracks on ONIFC are bearable but the beat selection as a whole was at least a 7/10. Lyrically, he doesn't step outside of the box, and probably never will. Money, herbs, clothes, women, and the party life is all you're going to get with Khalifa and anyone who comes in with expectations of hearing lyricism on the level of a Lupe Fiasco or Kendrick Lamar simply isn't being realistic. For me the best tracks are "Bluffin" although the Bishop Don "Magic" Juan outro was a bit much. "The Bluff" was also excellent. Cam'Ron definitely stole the show with his verse. Also, "Up In It" & "Remember You" were very well done, and have a lot of replay value. Collapse
  2. Dec 5, 2012
    5
    I had high hopes (no pun intended) for this album after the disappointment from Rolling Papers. The good news is there are a few absolute burners on this album in Medicated and Rise Above. The bad news is the rest of the album is either weak over produced beats that sound like holdovers from Rolling Papers or filler that wouldnt even make any of Wiz's recent mix tapes. I fear the storyI had high hopes (no pun intended) for this album after the disappointment from Rolling Papers. The good news is there are a few absolute burners on this album in Medicated and Rise Above. The bad news is the rest of the album is either weak over produced beats that sound like holdovers from Rolling Papers or filler that wouldnt even make any of Wiz's recent mix tapes. I fear the story on Wiz is he raised the bar so high on Kush and Orange Juice (probably one of the best mixtapes ever) that there is only one way for him to go......and it aint up. Hopefully he can get better beats and continue to improve in the lane he practically ones. C'mon Wiz Expand
  3. Apr 9, 2013
    5
    Weed music. This album is not made for anyone but kids who want to party. Either way production wise this album was good and lyrically it wasn't great, but kids aren't always looking for lyrics.
  4. Sep 2, 2014
    5
    ONIFC was definitely a step up from Rolling Papers. It was different and it was definitely more diverse which is something I like to see in hip hop albums. Although the album was better from his previous work, almost the majority of the album was made up with generic songs with unoriginal lyrics, as well as a song which went for almost ten minutes.
  5. Dec 10, 2012
    4
    B.o.B., Flo Rida, Wiz Khalifa, and more you have, more you place. The pop rap is becoming a phenomenon in negative of modern music. Wiz Khalifa is in search of success lost a year ago, without finding it. One of the worst of the year.
  6. Mar 11, 2015
    4
    O.N.I.F.C isn't a terrible album, it's just a disappointing one. The biggest problem is that it lacks enough creative substance to make it stand out from the rest of the pack. Sure, there are some solid selections such as the celebratory banger "Work Hard, Play Hard" and "Remember You", a bittersweet collaboration with the Weeknd, but for the most part, this is a lazy uninspired effort.O.N.I.F.C isn't a terrible album, it's just a disappointing one. The biggest problem is that it lacks enough creative substance to make it stand out from the rest of the pack. Sure, there are some solid selections such as the celebratory banger "Work Hard, Play Hard" and "Remember You", a bittersweet collaboration with the Weeknd, but for the most part, this is a lazy uninspired effort.

    Once again, Wiz continues to rap about how much money he makes and all the things he can afford, and especially his fondness of smoking weed. Those are pretty much the two central themes that constantly reappear on this album, and trust me, it gets old really fast, the lyrics are a mess.

    Unless you're a die hard fan of Wiz, "O.N.I.F.C." isn't worth your time or money. At the very least, I definitely suggest buying "Work Hard, Play Hard". It's the best song on the album, by far.
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56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Feb 11, 2013
    60
    On ONIFC he tilts the balance back--slightly. [Mar 2013, p.111]
  2. 40
    Even a late appearance from The Weeknd can't save this omni-tonal snoozefest.
  3. 50
    Wiz doesn't often come across as having much of direction, but things like that are what make him strike as more lost than ever here.