The Evolution Of Trap Wiz
Wiz Khalifa often gets a bad rap for his notorious one-track mind. He's this generation's most famous stoner rap icon, taking the torch from his "Mac & Devin" co-star Snoop Dogg and running it to the top of the charts while leaving weed-focused contemporaries like Smoke DZA and Curren$y to languish as cult favorites.
Top Tracks: October 26 - November 1
10. Kanye West - When I See It (Tell Your Friends Alternate Mix)
Cam'Ron & Berner To Release Joint "Contraband" EP
Killa Cam joined Berner and B-Real on "Ain't Nothin" back in April, and it looks like the chemistry between him and the Taylor Gang emcee was strong enough for them to come together as a duo. Berner and Cam'Ron are the latest rappers to join the wave of joint projects, as they have just announced the imminent release of an EP, Contraband, which is set to drop on November 10.
Stream Lil Uzi Vert's Debut Project "Luv is Rage"
2015 has been good to young North Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert. He's released a smattering of cuts, keeping his day one fans happy while he prepped his big project, and picked up quite a few new fans along the way, including noted hat designer/tastemaker/party mastermind 40 Oz Van. This morning, Lil Uzi finally dropped his much-anticipated project Luv is Rage.
Top Tracks: October 19 - October 25
10. Lil Wayne - Pour Up This Weezy leak continues to amass more hype, even though we can't find it anywhere on the web -- back into Birdman's vault, I suppose. Now in its fourth week, the lean-inspired zero-fucks-given anthem managed to grab the final spot in the top 10. Weezy would be wise to have "Pour Up" as his next single, though that's easier said than done.
Top Tracks: October 13 - October 18
10. Ty Dolla $ign - Violent (Prod. by DJ Spinz & Southside)
5 Producers We Want Wiz Khalifa To Work With On "Rolling Papers 2"
Yesterday, Wiz Khalifa previewed a collaboration with TM88 of 808 Mafia that will appear on Rolling Papers 2, the sequel to his 2011 album Rolling Papers. There's no word yet on when RP2 will arrive, but Wiz has released four songs in the past six weeks and they all bode well: Mike Will-produced "
Wiz Khalifa Previews TM-88 Produced Banger Off "Rolling Papers 2"
Wiz Khalifa has shared two recent bangers, "King of Everything" and "Most of Us," the latter of which he dropped yesterday (Oct. 17).
A3C Highlights: Travi$ Scott, DeJ Loaf, Wiz Khalifa & More
We touched down in Atlanta relatively late in the day on A3C’s second day of festivities, landing at the airport around 4 PM where I connected with my NYC counterparts, aka Simone aka DJ S. WHiT aka our artist relations manager (that’s my last aka), and our bawse Saro. We picked up our vehicle, a shimmering silver S.U.V. (cause Saro doesn’t like white cars), and headed to downtown Atlanta, specifically the Loudermilk Center, where we were due to meet up with the homies Audio Push for a little interview.
Here Are The Nominations For the 43rd Annual American Music Awards
The nominations have been announced for the 43rd annual American Music Awards. Taylor Swift led all artists with 6 nominations. The hip hop/R&B noms were predictably scarce/pop-oriented: The Weeknd scored five nominations and Nicki Minaj earned three. Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, and Drake each earned two. The AMAs are going down on November 22nd with Jennifer Lopez set to host. Performers have yet to be announced. Check out the complete list of nominations below. Artist of the Year
Wiz Khalifa Cited For Public Urination In Pittsburgh
Wiz Khalifa has been getting into trouble for the silliest things recently. First, he was arrested for riding a hoverboard in an airport, and now he's been written up for peeing outside of a bar in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Public urination happens every day, but when celebrities participate, it usually becomes a news item (see: Justin Bieber's infamous bucket incident).
Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" Becomes First Rap Video To Hit 1 Billion Views
Wiz Khalifa is now the only rapper with a music video that has been viewed one BILLION times on YouTube. "See You Again" feat. Charlie Puth hit the mark exactly 6 months after releasing the video in April. Take a bow, Wiz. "See You Again" was a tribute to the late Paul Walker and the lead single on the "Fast & Furious 7" soundtrack. It went to #1 almost immediately, Wiz's second #1 hit after 2011's "Black and Yellow." Here is a list of most watched videos of all time on YouTube, as of October 7, 2015:
Top Tracks: September 28 - October 4
10) The Game feat. Diddy - Standing On Ferraris In his search for another hit, The Game is an equal opportunity employer. The decidedly West Coast rapper is even willing to reach out to the figurehead of the label that was once at the forefront of the East Coast sound -- though he only grants him a speaking role. "Standing On Ferraris" didn't budge in its second week on the charts, holding strong at #10.
Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Appear To Be On Good Terms
Over the weekend, Amber Rose held her "Slut Walk" out in Los Angeles.
Amber Rose Forgives Kanye West & Wiz Khalifa In Emotional Speech At L.A. SlutWalk
Amber Rose has been promoting her L.A. SlutWalk -- a charity event meant to protest, slut-shaming, rape culture, double standards and the like -- for months now, and Saturday, the event finally took place. From what we've seen it looks like the rally was a huge success, with women coming out in huge numbers to show support for the cause.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 2)
It's everyone's favorite day of the week. Friday. While we stare at the clock for the next two or three hours and count down every single second until the work day (/school day) finishes, we've rounded up our favorite Soundcloud releases from the past week for the weekly Staff Picks playlist. Last week we got pretty indie on you guys, but this week we have more of a balance between underground/rising artists and established dudes. You'll also see how the playlist gets increasingly ratchet as it wears on. Give it play tonight or during your weekend activities.
Top Tracks: September 14 - September 20
Drake didn't get the top spot, but he once again proved why it's foolish to ever count him out. Let's get to it... 10) 2 Chainz - No Off Dayz 2 Chainz and Zaytoven sounded like a can't-miss proposition. The combination of trap's clown prince and it's beatmaking king undoubtedly drew the HNHH masses to this song, but Tity Boi didn't hold up his end.
O.T. Genasis To Release "Rhythm & Bricks" Tomorrow; Artwork & Tracklist
O.T. Genasis is about to release his debut solo mixtape via Busta Rhymes' Conglomerate Records. After releasing his breakout hit, "CoCo," last October, O.T. has stayed afloat with a few hot singles but hasn't yet given fans a full project. Luckily, Genasis has announced that his new mixtape, Rhythm & Bricks, will arrive tomorrow, September 22.
Top Tracks: September 7 - September 13
Only the date and the name of the Drake track at the top of the Top 100 change. Drizzy Season is a misnomer because seasons end and OVO is eternal. Let’s get to it. 10) PartyNextDoor ft. Amir Obe - I’m Good Young Thug can’t get any love on HNHH, but you throw him over some Toronto Sound and it gets eaten up.
Taylor Swift Brings Out Wiz Khalifa In Houston
Taylor Swift has brought out a special guest on just about every stop on her "1989" tour, including a couple of rappers. Last month, she brought out Fetty Wap (along with Ciara and Russell Wilson) in Seattle, and two nights ago, she brought out Wiz Khalifa in Houston.