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SNL‘s Last Musical Guests This Season: Wiz Khalifa, Florence + The Machine, Rihanna

Saturday Night Live took to Instagram today to announce the last three host/musical guest pairings of the season. Scarlett Johansson will host 5/2 with musical guest Wiz Khalifa (and, undoubtedly, this doofus). The 5/9 episode will feature Reese Witherspoon paired with Florence + The Machine, hopefully having regained some mobility. And the 5/16 season finale… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2015 - 5:13 pm

The Week In Pop: Meet Charlie Puth, 2015’s Most Egregious Rising Star

When Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" ended the 14-week reign of "Uptown Funk!" atop the Hot 100 last week, a natural first question was really? Once we all got past the initial shock of a tepid Paul Walker tribute from the Furious 7 soundtrack coming out of nowhere to unseat one of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am

The Week In Pop: Walk The Moon Are Our Latest Proof That The ’80s Will Never Die

How many times can the '80s "come back" before we just admit they're here to stay? In 2010, Simon Reynolds wrote in The Guardian that the '80s revival had lasted an entire decade and indicated that it was time time to move on to the '90s. And although the ensuing five years have given rise… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 16, 2015 - 4:26 pm

The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale's rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse's power, scored a number of inescapable urban radio hits, and just debuted at #1 with The Album About Nothing, a project on which he collaborated with his lifelong hero Jerry… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Stream Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign Talk About It In The Morning EP

The L.A. singer and producer Ty Dolla $ign has been making sex-drunk, melodically rich R&B for a few years now, but his career really leveled up when he signed on with Taylor Gang, the label founded by the rudderless weed-rapper Wiz Khalifa. Now Ty has teamed up with his label boss for a free-download five-song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2015 - 11:43 am

Watch Drake, Haim, & Sia Read Mean Tweets About Themselves On Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel Live aired another edition of its ridiculously popular Mean Tweets series, and it was their second one that focused exclusively on musicians. Drake, Haim, Sia, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, and more read some harsh tweets from the dark recesses of the internet. For example: "Drake… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015 - 12:19 am

Hear Wiz Khalifa Rap Over Mac DeMarco

Having met neither man, I feel like Wiz Khalifa would get along really well with Mac DeMarco. There would be a lot of laughing, and they might even develop a secret handshake. As it stands, Khalifa decided to rap over the instrumental from DeMarco's "Chamber Of Reflections," turning it into a new song called "Smoke… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 17, 2014 - 11:58 am

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Pussy Overrated” (Feat. Future & Wiz Khalifa)

It wasn't too long ago that Future was warbling in an overly sentimental tone that he "won a trophy" with his engagement to Ciara. Flash forward six months later and the engagement's been called off and Future seems pretty bitter. Which is probably why he teamed up with Wiz Khalifa, who was recently divorced by… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014 - 11:04 am

The Week In Pop: Tove Lo Is About To Release The Best Pop Album Of 2014 (So Far)

Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson, the pop singer known as Tove Lo, emerged out of Sweden last year with "Habits (Stay High)," a song that pulled no punches in its description of coping with a breakup in the messiest possible way. "I eat my dinner in my bathtub/ Then I go to sex clubs/ Watching freaky… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 25, 2014 - 3:37 pm

The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

Ariana Grande's sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children's TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is -- a compendium of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The Week In Pop: In Praise Of Wiz Khalifa’s Polarizing Pop Career

Some rappers tell jokes, others are jokes. (Big Sean, that lovable cornball, is an amalgam of the two archetypes.) Ever since Wiz Khalifa floated on a cloud of kush smoke from the mixtape underground into top 40 rotation, Pittsburgh's most famous MC has been in the latter category -- a laughingstock among self-proclaimed real hip-ho… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 14, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Wiz Khalifa – “True Colors” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

On Friday, we gushed over Nicki Minaj when she reigned over our best songs of the week. Her appearance on Wiz Khalifa's new song "True Colors" is nowhere near as good as anything she was involved with last week, but she does make the pretty-bland Khalifa song worth a listen to hear her flex her… More »

By: James Rettig / August 12, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign – “Shell Shocked” (Feat. Kill The Noise & Madsonik) Video

Next month 2007 MTV Movie Award winner Michael Bay revives the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise and last week we heard the movie's theme "Shell Shocked," a rap song by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign about nunchucks, pizza, and living in an abandoned subway station. Megan Fox and Whoopi Goldberg act i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 29, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Well Someone Had To Record The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme

If you're old enough, you may well remember paying actual money for the soundtrack album from the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, possibly on cassette, possibly at a K-Mart. You may even remember what a jam MC Hammer's "This Is What We Do" was. (Just speaking hypothetically.) That lost era, when movies would include… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2014 - 9:34 am

The Week In Pop: Bleachers, The Solo Project Of Fun.’s Jack Antonoff, Is Really Good

Things we learned about Jack Antonoff -- Fun. guitarist, former Steel Train ringleader, Lena Dunham boyfriend, and, lately, Bleachers mastermind -- in Vulture's great profile last week: He lived with his parents in New Jersey until age 28, when Fun.'s "We Are Young" made them superstars. His Fun. bandmates lived there for a while too,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 10, 2014 - 4:04 pm

The Week In Pop: Robin Thicke’s Paula Is Pitiful, But Don’t Pity Him

"Blurred Lines" did a lot of good for Robin Thicke. It made him a household name (and hashtag!), gave him his first #1 single, and basically secured his place in the fabric of pop culture for the rest of his life. But the song, its salacious video, and all the attendant success and controversy --… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 26, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Ty Dolla $ign – “Or Nah (Remix)” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa & The Weeknd) Video

"Or Nah," the recent hit from the Californian R&B libertine Ty Dolla $ign, is a gorgeously textured piece of work, but it's also a total asshole anthem, a weirdly pushy sex song. Wiz Khalifa showed up on the original track, and the Weeknd sang on a remix; both of them show up in the song'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 3:48 pm

The Week In Pop: 5 Seconds Of Summer And The Evolution Of Pop-Punk Boy Bands

"She looks so perfect standing there/ In my American Apparel underwear" is the new "I like girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch." Fifteen years ago, at the height of boy-band mania, America was bombarded by LFO's "Summer Girls," in which bros with magnificently sculpted haircuts and bodacious bods sing-rapped clumsy couplets between harmonious refrains about… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2014 - 4:59 pm

The Week In Pop: Miley Brings The Monogenre To MTV Unplugged

You don't have to be a legit rock star to get an MTV Unplugged these days. In recent years the show has hosted quite a few household names (Paramore, Alicia Keys, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Katy Perry, 30 Seconds To Mars, a very-plugged-in Lil Wayne). Some of the world's most popular rock bands of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 30, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Ty Dolla $ign – “Or Nah” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa) (Prod. DJ Mustard)

Last year, the delightfully raunchy Californian R&B singer Ty Dolla $ign released his deeply enjoyable Beach House 2 mixtape, which just yesterday produced the butt-centric "Ratchet In My Benz" video. He's just now announced plans to release a proper Beach House EP, and the first single, "Or Nah" plays up the excellent trick of singing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2014 - 9:42 am
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