Wiz Khalifa News

  • Wiz Khalifa's "28 Grams" Mixtape: Inspired By Rihanna?
    Wiz Khalifa's "28 Grams" Mixtape: Inspired By Rihanna?
    May 30, 2014 at 04:02pm
    This week, Wiz Khalifa showed us all a new side of himself ("Trap Wiz") with his mixtape 28 Grams. Taking cues from Southern hip-hop, especially that of Atlanta, he gathered together a roster of trap producers like Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Sonny Digital and members of 808 Mafia to flesh out his new persona. Though the music on 28 Grams bears little in common with Rihanna's, Wiz has now said that the singer was another major influence on his tape.
  • Review: Wiz Khalifa's "28 Grams"
    Review: Wiz Khalifa's "28 Grams"
    May 29, 2014 at 03:40pm
    Like any Wiz project, there will be a wide variety of opinions on 28 Grams, ranging from exuberant praise to vitriolic disdain.
  • Samples Of The Week: May 29
    Samples Of The Week: May 29
    May 29, 2014 at 09:33am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Wiz Khalifa's Jail Selfie Spurs Police Investigation
    Wiz Khalifa's Jail Selfie Spurs Police Investigation
    May 27, 2014 at 04:54pm
    Wiz Khalifa was arrested for weed possession over the weekend, but he made sure to make the most of his experience, turning his arrest into promo for his new mixtape, 28 Grams.
  • Wiz Khalifa's "28 Grams" Mixtape Dropping Tonight, Tracklist Revealed
    Wiz Khalifa's "28 Grams" Mixtape Dropping Tonight, Tracklist Revealed
    May 25, 2014 at 07:04pm
    Wiz Recently ran into some trouble with the law, getting arrested for (what else?) marihuana possession earlier in the week. Luckily, the arrest seemed to result in nothing more than some hilarious tweets from Wiz, as well as a promise to release his 28 Grams mixtape upon release.
  • Wiz Khalifa Arrested For Marijuana Possession In Texas [Update: Wiz Has Been Freed]
    Wiz Khalifa Arrested For Marijuana Possession In Texas [Update: Wiz Has Been Freed]
    May 25, 2014 at 04:07pm
    When Wiz Khalifa leaked "The Rain" from his upcoming mixtape 28 Grams on Friday night, we thought the full tape was going to follow shortly, but no such luck. It seems Khalifa has delayed the tape due to a spot of bother with the law. Last night, while en route to El Paso, Texas' Neon Desert Music Festival, the Taylor Gang rapper was arrested for possession of marijuana.  Check out his tweets on his recent arrest below.  
  • Wiz Khalifa Announces New Mixtape "28 Grams" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Wiz Khalifa Announces New Mixtape "28 Grams" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    May 19, 2014 at 05:04pm
    Well here’s some dope news to kick start your weekend. As Wiz Khalifa puts the final touches on his upcoming album Blacc Hollywood, the Taylor Gang general is also about to release a new mixtape for us as well.
  • Watch Full PowerHouse 2014 Sets From Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, YG, Schoolboy Q And Trey Songz
    Watch Full PowerHouse 2014 Sets From Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, YG, Schoolboy Q And Trey Songz
    May 18, 2014 at 12:13pm
    Last night, Power 106's annual PowerHouse concert went down in L.A., bringing together a stellar lineup of hip-hop stars for an all-night concert event. If you missed the live stream of the event, have no fear -- most of the sets are now available to watch online.
  • Live Stream: Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q & More Perform At Powerhouse 2014
    Live Stream: Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q & More Perform At Powerhouse 2014
    May 17, 2014 at 09:30pm
    Power 106 has assembled quite a lineup for this year's Power House event. Tonight, The Honda Centre will host the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, ScHoolboy Q, YG, Juicy J, Childish Gambino, Jennifer Lopez, Sage The Gemini and more. You can also make sure to expect plenty of surprise guests. The festivities kick off at 7:30 PM Pacific (10:30 PM Eastern), and you can stream the entire event live right here. Take a look at the full list of set times, and the official stream below.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 23-30
    Top Tracks Of The Week: March 23-30
    Apr 2, 2014 at 12:05am
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
  • Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Vic Mensa & More Perform At SXSW Fader Fort
    Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Vic Mensa & More Perform At SXSW Fader Fort
    Mar 15, 2014 at 04:16pm
    There have been plenty of big hip hop showcases and sets going on at SXSW this year, but the last couple of days at the Fader Fort have been pretty solid. We've seen an energetic performance from Wiz Khalifa, with his Taylor Gang crew (including new signee Ty Dolla $ign) acting as a sea of hypemen, Damon Albarn being joined by De La Soul and Snoop Dogg for some Gorillaz performances, and Young Thug throwing down his infectious club jams.
  • Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 3)
    Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 3)
    Mar 14, 2014 at 03:15pm
    We've been keeping you up to date with all the latest hip-hop news and music, so how could we not give you a view of SXSW from the eyes of the fans who were able to attend? We've combed through a lot of photos and video that fans have posted with the #SXSW hashtag, to bring you some of the best flicks documenting the festival. Check out how Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose's matching outfits. Watch Nicky Minaj get called out on stage, Lil Wayne accept Drake's award while he's on tour in Europe and A$AP MOB run the streets.
  • Courtney Noelle Talks "Love On The Run" & Her Taylor Gang Family
    Courtney Noelle Talks "Love On The Run" & Her Taylor Gang Family
    Mar 11, 2014 at 01:11pm
    If you weren't already made aware by our homepage takeover, Courtney Noelle, the only female (singer) signed to Taylor Gang, dropped her first big project on the label today, Love On The Run. We took the opportunity to interview her yesterday, the day before the project's release, to get the low-down on how she initially connected with the Pittsburgh natives (she too hails from Pittsburgh), as well as the new release and more.
  • Wiz Khalifa Discusses "Blacc Hollywood" and Smoking Pot With Miley Cyrus
    Wiz Khalifa Discusses "Blacc Hollywood" and Smoking Pot With Miley Cyrus
    Feb 22, 2014 at 07:35pm
    For those dying to hear from Wiz about some new stuff, he stopped by Billboard's offices in New York to talk about his upcoming ventures, including albums, massive tours, and surprising collaborations. Blacc Hollywood is nearing its completions, however Wiz points out that it's "not all the way put together" although "a good bit of it is finished."
  • Samples Of The Week: February 20
    Samples Of The Week: February 20
    Feb 20, 2014 at 09:58am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh honey." 
  • Ty Dolla $ign To Drop "Or Nah" Remix With The Weeknd Very Soon
    Ty Dolla $ign To Drop "Or Nah" Remix With The Weeknd Very Soon
    Jan 28, 2014 at 05:37pm
    Ty Dolla $ign's "Or Nah" seems to be the track from his new Beach House EP that is getting the most traction in the clubs, but it will be getting even more attention once the official remix drops.  According to Ty, The Weeknd is a huge fan of the track, and is already in the process of contributing to the official remix.
  • Smoke DZA Releases Official Video For "Legends In The Making" With Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Talks About Pursuit Of American Dream
    Smoke DZA Releases Official Video For "Legends In The Making" With Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Talks About Pursuit Of American Dream
    Jan 27, 2014 at 12:00pm
    HNHH teams up with Smoke DZA as he reunites the stoner gang, with verses from Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa on his Harry Fraud-produced cut "Legends In The Making (Ashtray Part 2)". His "Dream.ZONE.Achieve" album is due out on April 1st.
  • Wiz Khalifa Recalls Sharing OutKast Albums With His Mom
    Wiz Khalifa Recalls Sharing OutKast Albums With His Mom
    Jan 20, 2014 at 12:37pm
    OutKast's influence has an insanely wide range, to the point that it's hard to find anyone in the hip hop community that doesn't have some sort of memory attached to their large body of work. In an interview on MTV RapFix, Wiz Khalifa (who may not immediately strike you as an OutKast fan) shared his own experiences with the duo's music, which he revealed was just as important to his mother as it was to him.
  • Photos: The Game, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign & More Celebrate XXL's "Eye Candy Of The Year"
    Photos: The Game, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign & More Celebrate XXL's "Eye Candy Of The Year"
    Jan 15, 2014 at 09:48am
    TokyoYen was crowned by XXL as the "Eye Candy of the Year" and the vixen celebrated by hosting an event in Hollywood at the nightclub Dream At Tru. Celebrities and rappers came out to show their support, including The Game, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Red, Khloe Kardashian and more. Eric Bellinger had a special performance during the night as well. We've got a few flicks documenting the night, check them out in the gallery above.
  • Wiz Khalifa's Uncle Killed In Pittsburgh [Update: Suspect Surrenders]
    Wiz Khalifa's Uncle Killed In Pittsburgh [Update: Suspect Surrenders]
    Jan 10, 2014 at 07:57pm
    Wiz Khalifa took to Twitter today to mourn the loss of his 20-year old uncle, named Imani Porter, who was killed in his native Pittsburgh on Wednesday, January 8th. Reports say that Porter was shot while sitting in his car, outside of the Steak 'N Shake at the Waterfront in Pittsburgh. Wiz's relative was reportedly shot in the head around 8 PM and taken to UPMC Mercy where he died. When police searched Porter's vehicle, they allegedly found heroin, which may indicate motive. The police released the following statement concerning the murder, 
Cover
Cover
Cover
Cover
You may also like...