Let’s start off your work week with some new tracks for your audio enjoyment. First off it’s the hottest new MC in the game with a new freestyle over a couple tracks.
Next up, Yelawolf fans will be happy to hear some new music from him. Yela has been on the down-low lately after rupturing his spleen from jumping into crowds during his shows. His newest song thanks his fans for the support over the past few weeks. Check out the video for a new interview where he discusses his condition and his life-threatening injury.
The big man of MMG has dropped some new music for the world and this time it’s a remix of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s Birthday Cake.
Next a new freestyle from another member of Maybach Music Group, Wale. Oliver Twist is the newest beat Wale has decided to give his own spin.
The last track we have for you is going to be buzzing all over the internet because everyone loves a diss song. This one comes from Diggy Simmons and it’s aimed at J. Cole after J. Cole has taken his own shots at Diggy.
Wiz Khalifa is back with an all new episode of DayToday this time highlighting his time in Texas for SXSW. Plenty of messed up mayhem in his video that will surely make you laugh. These dudes are just constantly having a good time. Juicy J is the best addition to Taylor Gang in the history of the Gang. It seems like they tore up SXSW and got to stay at Juicy’s dope pad while in the Lone Star State. The best part of this video might have to go to the Avicii Levels jam session in the tour bus; who doesn’t love that song?
Wiz Khalifa drops a new video for his song Brainstorm off of his mixtape Taylor Allderdice that dropped last week. Wiz’s newest mixtape hasn’t even been available for a week and it has already been downloaded over 750,000 times on datpiff earning it a double-platinum title. This makes Wiz the only artist on that site with 3 mixtapes having that title.
Wiz Khalifa fresh off of dropping his new mixtape, Taylor Allderdice, on the world touches base with Hard Knock TV for an interview. He discusses collaborations on the mixtape and for his upcoming album, O.N.I.F.C. including Cam’ron, an artist Wiz has stated as one of his favorite rappers ever. He also discusses Mobb Deep, Snoop, his new clothing line, Mary3x, and more.
Wiz Khalifa drops his first mixtape in over a year titled the same as his hometown Pittsburgh high school, Taylor Allderdice. This has been quite an anticipated project for awhile. Wiz released his first major label record last year titled Rolling Papers and collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the Mac & Devin Go To High School soundtrack. Wiz has yet to release a free mixtape for the streets since February 2011, when he dropped Cabin Fever in preparation for his debut album. Wiz has also recently lamented on his album Rolling Papers in an open letter to his fans via his tumblr account and promised that this is the most excited he has been for a mixtape (Taylor Allderdice) and album (O.N.I.F.C.) in a long time.
Wiz Khalifa recently performed at the annual Smoke Out Festival in San Bernardino, CA. Wiz headlined along with plenty of other respectable acts including Cypress Hill, Nipsey Hussle, Curren$y, Mobb Deep, Sublime with Rome, Korn, and Rusko to name a few. Blow Hip Hop actually captured some pretty awesome footage from the show including Wiz performing his usual opener, When I’m Gone.
If you’ve been following Wiz Khalifa on Twitter you know that he recently wrapped up recording and tweaking his upcoming mixtape Taylor Allderdice which is set to drop March 13th. Earlier this week (Sunday, February 16th) Wiz held a listening party for in New York City at Jungle City Studios. The whole Taylor Gang seemed to be on hand for the party and Mac Miller can even be spotted in the mix. By the looks of things everyone was getting after it and having a good time!
XXL has released their annual Freshman Class cover showcasing the hottest up and coming youngsters in hip hop. This year’s class includes:
- Roscoe Dash
- Kid Ink
- Machine Gun Kelly
- Danny Brown
- French Montana
- Don Trip
- Iggy Azalea
Although this list doesn’t guarantee the success of these youngsters (Lil B, OJ da Juiceman) it does put them with likes of such successful acts as J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle (2010 Class members), Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Lil Twist, Kenderick Lamar, Diggy Simmons, Meek Mill, & Big KRIT (2011 Class members). You may notice the absence of ASAP Rocky, possibly the biggest new name in hip hop. Well, that seems to be his own doing. Keep and eye out for the XXL 2012 Freshman Class Mixtape and until then bump the 2011 and 2010 tapes. There has already been tons of critical response to this list; both positive and negative. What do y’all think?
A couple days ago, Wiz Khalifa took to his Tumblr page to release an open letter to his fans, or as he calls them, his Taylors. Wiz took the time to thank everyone who has supported him and helped him get to where he is today. He recalls times when he was unheard of to even avid hip hop fans:
“I remember getting 500 dollars for a show to fly out and see kids who had no idea what a wiz khalifa was, and you crazy muh fuggas showed up. Had a great time, and spread the word. Its ya’lls spirit who revived the rap game and brought back the true art to this shit. Your demand for live shows made it possible for a lot of rappers to come from nothing and feed their families. Promoters too, more kids are managers, dj’s videographers. Shit everyones eating. Thanx to you Taylors!!!!”
Wiz moved on to address some things that have been being said about him around the internet and the hip hop community. He was sure to reiterate the fact that he is always about spreading positivity and supporting fellow artists and anyone else. He told the world in a matter of words to ignore haters and always do what makes you happy. Wiz even took time to say that his current selection of style has taken heat; and he said that he is simply being himself and wearing what he likes.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Wiz discussed his music. Wiz admits that he had moved away or moved on from the sound that launched his career on his Kush & OJ mixtape. He realized now that sound defined him as an artist and it was a mistake to cater to more mainstream sounds for his major label debut Rolling Papers. He admits that it did great numbers-wise, but wished creatively he could have done more and promises that his future releases that are coming soon will be more creatively inspiring:
“The album did great numbers, but creatively wasn’t my best work. No regrets though. We live and we learn. So for my fans sake and own personal enjoyment, Ive gone further into the world we’ve created and elaborated on our genre with the mixtape Taylor Allderdice and of course my sophomore album ONIFC.”
It seems that Wiz has most certainly heard the whispers that have been swirling the internet and the rest of the hip-hop world. This has always been what Khalifa has been about. Keeping in touch with his fans whether it be through social media, tours, or other means. Whatever the case, Wiz seems more determined than ever to deliver great and original music for his fans. Keep a look out for his upcoming mixtape (Taylor Allderdice) and sophomore album (O.N.I.F.C.).