Rappers Share Their Smoking Preferences For 4/20
Today may not be a government-mandated holiday, but for those who advocate a green lifestyle, it's just as important as any other statutory holiday. Rap music has a special niche for all the weed smokers out there, however it's really transcended that niche genre and has become pretty common-place. Every other song has a reference (or three) about lighting up/rolling up/smoking up. It's safe to say we don't need a reason to smoke, but hey, we'll take one.
Charts Don't Lie: April 18
This week marks the end of an era, with Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" unseating the seemingly invincible "Uptown Funk". The success of Khalifa's record was seen in album sales as well with Furious 7 moving up to the top spot on the Billboard 200. This week saw no big debuts, and we watched Wale and Ludacris fall 10-plus spots following their opening weeks last cycle. Take a look at the full breakdown below.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 11 - April 17)
Barter 6. Cherry Bomb. OMEEKA. This week was filled with activity in the hip hop world, and as usual, a lot of it spilled onto Twitter. We saw a little bit of non-confrontational beef, some trolling and some self-congratulatory behavior-- so it was a pretty standard week, all in in all. Read on to get the funniest, most noteworthy tweets of the week, and let us know what we missed in the comments section.
Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" Breaks Two Spotify Records
We're seeing a lot of Spotify records being broken these days, which says more about the prevalence of streaming than anything, but while Drake and Kendrick's recent triumphs could be seen from a mile away, Wiz Khalifa's new records are rather surprising. "See You Again," which makes the jump to number one on Billboard's Hot 100 this week (unseating the unfuckwithable "Uptown Funk"), made its way there largely through streaming, setting the record for most streams in day (4.2 million) and most streams in a week (21.9 million from April 6th and April 12th).
Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" Hits #1 On The Charts
In early January, Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" hit #1 on the charts, and it's stayed there ever since--marking the second longest #1 streak of all time (next to Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day)--until this week.
Wiz Khalifa Discusses Why "Kush & OJ" Is Viewed As A Classic On Its 5th Anniversary
Wiz Khalifa has been putting out music since 2005, but it wasn't until 2010 that he had his major breakthrough with Kush & OJ, a mixtape that celebrates its fifth anniversary today. In an interview with MTV, Wiz spoke of the mixtape being viewed as "his classic," a title he had yearned for since getting into rap.
Review: Curren$y "Pilot Talk III"
After a near-decade of hustling, Curren$y has finally landed his prominent role in the rap scene. It wasn’t easy work, but anyone who has watched the New Orleans-native go from Lil Wayne’s sidekick to stoner rap’s most consistent contributor will tell you that much. For his third Pilot Talk album, Curren$y didn’t reinvent the wheel, but he definitely refined it. His vision is clearer now more than ever: funny rhymes + some swaggy braggadocio + luxurious production = success. It also equates to a pleasant listen each time.
#TBT: Mixtape Khalifa
Before Wiz Khalifa was a household name, he was on the mixtape grind. Before he was selling out stadiums, he was shelling out free material and making fans all over the internet. A few years later, the guy was everywhere. Wiz is another example of how free music (and the internet) can lead to fruitful careers. If it wasn't for the highly popular Kush & Orange Juice mixtape, who knows if we'd even be writing this article today.
Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5
Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what readers were listening to. 10) T-Pain ft. Yo Gotti and Snootie Wild - Represent
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 28 - April 3)
This week, we saw big releases from Wale and Ludacris, the (anticlimactic) announcement of Jay Z's new TIDAL streaming service, and some sick new tapes from T-Pain, iLoveMakonnen and Wiz Khalifa/Ty Dolla $ign. At the end of 2015's first quarter, we've gotten a ton of quality music, and it's looking like the rest of the year will keep the energy and excitement up.
Amber Rose Calls Wiz Khalifa Her "#ManCrushEveryday" On Instagram
Since Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa broke things off last year, both of them have made very public displays of their newfound single life, but perhaps they're not as over each other as we initially thought? Amber Rose just rekindled rumors with the Instagram post below. We've copied the image (in the gallery above) and text (below) just in case it gets deleted.
Quiz: Are You Wiz Khalifa Or Ty Dolla $ign?
Are you a lanky, purple-haired smoke enthusiast who raps, or a singer with long dreads and a penchant to wear a bandana? That's the ultimate question we're asking with the release of the new EP from Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign, Talk About It In The Morning.
A History Of Wiz Khalifa X Curren$y Collabs
Old buddies Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y just dropped off "Uber Driver" and announced an upcoming project titled #2009, the year when they released their first joint mixtape How Fly? Wiz has come a long way since then, now one of the industry's biggest rap stars, and Curren$y has kept it underground, though continuing to add prestige to his name with each release.
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Announce Joint "#2009" Mixtape
Last night around midnight, marijuana aficionados Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y dropped off a collaborative track by the name of "Uber Driver," and it will soon be followed by a full joint tape. Announced on Taylor Gang's website, the #2009 tape is coming soon.
Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Are Working Toward Joint Custody Of Their Son
Wiz Khalifa and ex-wife Amber Rose are reportedly closer to nearing a truce with regard to the custody of their son Sebastian. The couple filed for divorce last September after little over a year of marriage. Sebastian, now two years old, was born a few months before the pair was married.
Ty Dolla $ign & Wiz Khalifa Reveal "Talk About It In The Morning" Cover Art
Two of Taylor Gang's biggest artists, Ty Dolla $ign and Wiz Khalifa, are joining forces for a joint EP called Talk About It In The Morning.
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Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign Are Dropping A Joint EP Called "Talk About It In The Morning" This Month
Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with since teaming up back in 2013. Ever since Ty became an official member of Taylor Gang, the two have appeared on one another's songs, and the results have been great. "Or Nah," and "You & Your Friends" have proved to be two of their biggest ventures, but they've gone through a good amount of deep cuts as well.
Wiz Khalifa Doesn't See His Son On His Birthday, Gets Emotional On Twitter
Yesterday was the second birthday of Wiz Khalifa's son Sebastian, or Bash. Wiz began the day excited to celebrate with his son, tweeting: "we bout to party super hard for my young prince." Sadly, Wiz soon learned this was not going to be the case, and he tweeted a picture of the birthday party he had set up for his two-year-old son with the caption: "Only thing missing was Bash." Bash was with his mother, Amber Rose, who posted two videos of him on her Instagram.
Wiz Khalifa Reportedly Building A Case Against Amber Rose To Gain More Custody Of Their Son
Yesterday, things got dramatic when Khloe Kardashian decided to call Amber Rose out on her comments regarding Tyga and Kylie Jenner's relationship. Amber criticized Tyga for leaving his wife and child, and dating a 17-year-old, which made Khloe decided to hop on Twitter and defend her half-sister, Kylie. From there things only got crazier, with insults being thrown back and forth.