The Hip Hop Dating Map
The law of six degrees of separation applies to the hip hop dating circuit -- a land where fast money, fast women, and horny men collide, resulting often in fireworks. As you can see in the dating map we have assembled below, there isn't much distance separating stars like Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Future, Lil Wayne, & A$AP Rocky. Ray J even has his own dating wheel, which gives credence to Vince Staples' mind-blowing Theory of Ray J.
Wiz Khalifa Drops Three Unreleased Tracks For "O.N.I.F.C." Anniversary
In honor of the fourth anniversary of his album O.N.I.F.C., Wiz Khalifa has dropped three unheard songs via the Taylor Gang website.
SoundCloud Staff Picks Playlist (December 2)
On the music front, it was quiet for much of this week, and instead of looking ahead, it felt like everybody was looking back on all the great music that has dropped this year, especially as the year-end lists have begun to surface. That all changed yesterday, though, with news that J. Cole would be dropping his first album in two years. There's barely been a peep from him since 2014 Forest Hills Drive, though he's clearly still one of the biggest names in the game.
Wiz Khalifa Offers To Send "KK" To Kanye West's "Mental Institution"
Wiz Khalifa thinks he has just the medicine to cure Kanye West's recent mental ailments. "He need to smoke some weed," Wiz told TMZ outside of the Catch nightclub in L.A. last night. "Some some KK, make your day day all better," he rhymed laughingly. He then promised to send some of his personal "Khalifa Kush" cannabis to Kanye in the "mental institution."
Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube Star In 1st Episode Of "Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg's Potluck Dinner Party"
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart's VH1 cooking show premiered last night and it could have not have been any better.
"The Hamilton Mixtape" Features Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, Usher, & More
Lin-Manuel Miranda has been working on the mixtape edition of the "Hamilton" soundtrack for years. He announced Thursday morning that the mixtape is finally complete and pre-order will be available tomorrow (Friday, Nov 4). He also revealed a star-studded 23-song tracklist, which features appearances from Chance the Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, The Roots, Dave East, Joell Ortiz, Aloe Blacc, Nas Usher, Miguel, John Legend, Ashanti, Jill Scott, Snow tha Product, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Ja Rule, and more.
Stream A$AP Mob's "Cozy Tapes, Vol. 1: Friends"
The first installment of the Cozy Tapes, brought to you by the A$AP Mob, has finally arrived. The idea of the Cozy Tapes was first conceived by the collective's creative director, the A$AP Yams, and he was working on putting together the first tape -- a fresh compilation from the Mob -- before his tragic death almost two years ago. Over the last month, Rocky has spearheaded an aggressive rollout for the inaugural edition of the Cozy Tapes, and it's been presented as Cozy Tapes, Vol. 1: Friends.
Wiz Khalifa Confirms Collaboration With Joey Bada$$: "It Sounds Like Album Material"
The other day on his Instagram, Wiz Khalifa shared a photo of himself and "Mr. Robot" star-slash-rapper Joey Bada$$. The two have never officially collaborated on wax, so it prompted us to ask for a collaboration (with the prayer hand emoji, of course). Wiz heeded our call.
Wiz Khalifa Announces New Distribution Deal For Taylor Gang With Atlantic
Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang is a staple in the rap game, and they've added a few choice names to their roster over the past few years, although we haven't heard of a new addition lately-- perhaps with this new deal with Atlantic Records under their belt, though, that'll change.
Wiz Khalifa Launches "BASH" Clothing Line Inspired By His Son
If Wiz Khalifa didn't already seem like the coolest dad ever, he definitely does now. In a new interview with PEOPLE, Wiz has announced his new clothing line, BASH, inspired by his 3-year-old son, Sebastian. The name comes from Wiz's nickname for Sebastian, and everything about the clothing is a reflection of the child's tastes -- which apparently aren't too far off from his dad's. It will be available for both kids and adults.
20 Legendary Rapper Yearbook Photos
As cool as rappers may seem to you now, there was a time when your favorite spitter was in high school, and as dope as they may have seen themselves, we're certain that each one of them dealt with some serious haters. We're gonna take you on a tour of 20 rapper yearbook photos, an expansion of our previous list.
Max B To Be Released From Prison Early
Max B is coming home. Max B was sentenced to 75 years in prison after being convicted of murder conspiracy and robbery charges in 2009. According to French Montana, Max's sentenced has been shortened and he will be released in the next two to six years. The original charges on his twelve-count indictment, which included first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and first-degree kidnapping, will all be dropped in Max's plea deal. Max shared the following statement:
35 More Artists To Follow On Snapchat
In terms of an artist gaining direct access to his or her fans, there's no better social media platform than Snapchat. Indeed, the app has caused artists to blur the line between their public and private personas.
Wiz Khalifa Isn't Here For Amber Rose's Threesome Story
Amber Rose is quite open about her sexual escapades, although she promises they're more PG than others might have you believe. Nonetheless she's not opposed to sharing her experiences, at first on her talk show, and now on the newly relaunched "Loveline" podcast. Amber Rose hosts the podcast, alongside sex therapist Dr. Chris Donaghue.
#TBT: Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa was 16-year-old student at Pittsburgh's Taylor Allderdice High School when he attracted the attention of Rostrum Records president Benjy Grinberg. Over the course of the next several years, he would develop a massive grassroots following that culminated in the release of the landmark mixtape Kush & OJ and breakout smash "Black and Yellow" in 2010.
Diddy Tops Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings List Again, Jay Z Comes In Second
It's that time of the year again. Forbes is back with their annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and for the second year in a row, we're finding Diddy sitting comfy at the top of the list. Dr.
Black Eyed Peas Release Epic Star-Studded “Where Is the Love?” Remix
The Black Eyed Peas returned Thursday in glorious fashion with an incredible star-studded remix to their 2003 international hit "Where Is The Love?" It's officially titled "#WHEREISTHELOVE" and features over 50 well-known musicians, actors, and other celebrities, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, A$AP Rocky, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Khaled, J The Game, Jessie J, Snoop Dogg, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Randy Jackson, Tori Kelly, Kendall Jenner, Wilmer Valderrama, Omarion, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, LL Cool J, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jaden Smith.
Power 105.1 Taps Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez, Bryson Tiller & More For Powerhouse NYC
After teasing that there would be a "big announcement" on the Breakfast Club last night, Power 105.1 announced the line-up for their annual Powerhouse event this morning, which goes down in October. This year's Powerhouse concert will feature a mix of old and new cats, putting on for New York with Young M.A., Desiigner, Remy Ma and Fat Joe all tapped. You can also expect performances from Bryson Tiller, Wiz Khalifa, Usher and Tory Lanez.
17 Injured Concertgoers Sue Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Over Railing Collapse
42 people were injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert earlier this month.
Top Tracks: August 8 - August 14
In terms of the calendar, summer is winding down, but someone forgot to tell that to the rap game. We've only seen things heat up in the past week, with SremmLife 2 providing more than enough turn up fuel for the next few weeks, and P3 reminding us to squeeze every last bit of fun out of summer flings before cuffing season arrives.