Following in the footsteps of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, the self-proclaimed H.N.I.C., Wiz Khalifa is dubbing himself the O.N.I.F.C., which is also the title of his next album. What does O.N.I.F.C. mean? “Only N*gga In First Class.”
In Wiz’s recent interview with Sway from MTV, he revealed that the album’s title was inspired by the Mobb Deep rapper’s first solo album, 2001’s H.N.I.C. (Head N*gga In Charge). Wiz stated that the album’s title comes from several incidents he was involved in with plane personnel while flying first class during his the enormously successful 2011 that he had.
“I’m just going to tell you it’s the Only N*gga In First Class. It’s inspired by Prodigy’s H.N.I.C. When he dropped that, I felt like that sounded so strong and it really meant something and it had the n-word in it. I wanted to figure out something [along those lines] that was me, too…I said it on one of my songs, like, ’Ain’t it funny when time pass?/Only nigga in first class,’ and I was just talking about me being a young, rich dude and being black.”
While speaking on his “flying incidents” Wiz said, “It looks crazy when I walk up to them and I show them a ticket, or I’m going to priority seating and they’re like, ’You sure?’ It’s kind of like that feeling – it’s a good feeling, but it’s like it’s a bad feeling, like ’Damn, why y’all even feel like that about me?’ When I look around and I see people in first class and they’re getting they’re dinners a little quicker than mine or they’re looking at me or I don’t get the pillow or extra treatment – or I get more because they know that I’m supposed to be there, so it’s like the positives and the negatives.”
Rumor has it that with this new-found “revelation,” Prodigy is looking to get Wiz on his next album, the appropriately titled H.N.I.C. 3, which is set to drop later this year.