140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 17)
We live in strange times — times where 42-year-old OGs beef on Instagram with Australian pop rap artists in their 20s. This ain't fiction: Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea were going at it. The "beef" had one artist recalling one that she had with another OG from the south. Also, one rapper tweeted his version of "Control." Yep, it's been an odd year for hip-hop.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
The good news is that this week saw the release of Flying Lotus' You're Dead and Tinashe Aquarius. One is arguably one of the top three albums of the year and the other is a really good R&B album. But good music doesn't stop the world. As such, rappers have to continue to do rapper things.
Wiz Khalifa Dyes His Dreads Purple
With Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa's very public divorce, and rumors constantly swirling about the former couple, Wiz has decided it's time for a change.
Wiz Khalifa Announces "Blacc Hollywood Big Secret" Tour Dates
The newly-single Wiz Khalifa is prepared to head on the road for another tour in support of his new album Blacc Hollywood.
Peter Rosenberg Says Amber Rose Walked In On Wiz Khalifa With Twins
The private details of Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa's marriage continue to become public knowledge and fodder for gossip sites around the world. Hot 97's on-air personality, Peter Rosenberg, has aided in such fodder by revealing even more details about the couple's relationship and what led to the divorce.
Wiz Khalifa Says Marriage Was Over Before Amber Rose Walked In On Him With Another Woman
The details of Wiz Khalifa's recent divorce from Amber Rose continue to trickle into the public eye. According to TMZ -- the king of intrusive details -- the Pittsburgh rapper was quoted saying, "I just didn't want to be married to her anymore." Wiz did not believe he was cheating on Rose, explaining that he had already moved out of the house and told friends weeks prior that the marriage was over.
Amber Rose Files For Divorce From Wiz Khalifa [Update: Rose Allegedly Walked In On Wiz With Another Woman]
Amber Rose is breaking off another relationship with a rapper. The model/actress/recording artist, who previously dated Kanye West from 2008 to 2010, has filed from divorce from her husband of one year, Wiz Khalifa. TMZ reports that Rose filed for divorce on Monday and will be trying to obtain "full legal and physical custody" of the couple's one-year-old son, Sebastian. Apparently, she's willing to give Wiz visitation.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 19)
Fall is next week. This means it's about to be that season where it's time to grind as the big album releases come through. Summer has been pretty tame, so you'd think some serious heat is on the way soon. Plus, Meek Mill gets out of jail in the fall.
Charts Don’t Lie: September 14
This week we welcome Jeezy onto the Billboard 200, with his Seen It All album debuting successfully at #2. He wasn't able to trump the pop-power that is Maroon 5, nonetheless he did move more than projected. The album was projected to move 90k-100k opening week, but it managed to top the 100k mark with 121,000 copies sold. Although his last album moved almost twice, with 231,000 copies sold opening week, it happens to be a higher debut than TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition.
Wiz Khalifa Scores The Cover Of The Source
Wiz Khalifa has had a pretty big year, releasing first his monstrous 28 Grams mixtape, followed by his long-awaited studio album, Blacc Hollywood. He's also in the middle of a hectic tour schedule, but somewhere along the way he was able to sit down with The Source for a cover story.
Roll Up: Imaginary Smoke Sessions With Your Favorite Rappers
A lot of rappers like to smoke weed, as do a lot of their fans, that's a given. Marijuana has become a much more accepted part of, not only hip hop culture, but our society as a whole. As smoking weed becomes more widely accepted, we can feel more comfortable doing it, almost as comfortable as rappers seem with it. That got us thinking. What would it be like to smoke with some of our favorite weed rappers? Would it be chill? What would we eat once the munchies set in? What would we watch on TV? How would we smoke with them?
10 Hip-Hop Artists Who Blew Up Off A Mixtape
Mixtapes are like opinions. Everyone has one, but not all of them matter. Your mixtape should be a totally uninhibited creative space. A platform where you can impulsively exhibit your talent for a more focused and passionate audience. The mixtape is a very reliable vehicle for hip-hop, especially in the digital era where free information spreads feverishly. In some cases, artists give away music that is significantly more awesome than their commercial releases. It just depends.
Charts Don't Lie: September 7
We're currently awaiting first week sale numbers for Jeezy's new album, Seen It All, which is supposed to move around 90k-100k. Even though these are just projections at the moment, it's extremely unlikely The Snowman will be able to beat the sales of his last album TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition, which moved 233,000 copies when it dropped three years ago.
Charts Don’t Lie: August 31
This week we're seeing a lot of the smaller debuts from last week trickle down the charts, as Wiz Khalifa takes over the top spot with his new album Blacc Hollywood. Despite having somewhat mediocre and mixed reviews, the album happened to be Wiz's first #1 LP, if you can believe it. His last release from 2012, O.N.I.F.C., debuted at #2 although it moved much more opening week (148,000 copies, compared to Blacc Hollywood's 90,000).
Michigan State University Cancels Wiz Khalifa Concert Due To Last Week's Shooting
Although it's pretty clear at this point that police are not investigating Wiz Khalifa in regards to the fatal shooting that occurred backstage at his "Under The Influence" tour last weekend, the event will have repercussions for the Taylor Gang boss. That became apparent today when Michigan State University announced the cancellation of a Wiz Khalifa concert scheduled to take place on campus on September 13th.
Wiz Khalifa's First Week Sales For "Blacc Hollywood" Are Here
We weren't too impressed by the sales projections for Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood, however the rapper has come out on top of the Billboard 200.
Jeezy Misses "Under The Influence" Tour Date After Police Search His Bus [Update: Jeezy Carried AK-47]
California residents have not been getting quite the "Under The Influence" they bargained for. On Saturday, Wiz Khalifa's tour was cancelled for a night in San Jose following a fatal shooting that occurred backstage, and last night, opening act Jeezy didn't show up for his performance.
Wiz Khalifa's California Show Cancelled Following Fatal Shooting
Last night, a shooting reportedly occurred backstage at Wiz Khalifa's show in San Jose. The unnamed victim was said to have been shot five times, and died from his wounds. The incident apparently occurred while Khalifa was performing, and cops believe the shooter has no connection with the rapper or his crew, but regardless, the "Under The Influence" date scheduled for tonight in Chula Vista has been cancelled.Wiz took to Twitter to announce the cancellation, as well as send out condolence to the victim's family.
Wiz Khalifa Reunites With Converse For A New Sneaker Collection
Wiz Khalifa is back making business moves. Just days after his Taylor Gang imprint inked a deal with INgroove Music Group for distribution rights for the camp, the Pittsburgh native and Converse reveal that they have reunited once again for another sneaker collection. The new release features two different colorways of the Converse "Chuck Taylor All Star ILL", one in all white, and the other black and gum. It will be available for a reasonable price of $70, and hit retailers like Foot Locker, Footaction, and Eastbay today, August 22nd.
Lil Bibby Shares "Free Crack 2" Tracklist, New Release Date
Lil Bibby's Free Crack 2 has been delayed several times, but hopefully we now have a set-in-stone release date. Bibby now says August 29th is the day, and shared the tracklist for the upcoming tape on Twitter. FREE CRACK 2 August 29th❗️❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/vEkf9g33Yc