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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

French Montana – “All For You” (Feat. Lana Del Rey Sample, Wiz Khalifa, & Snoop Dogg)

At this point, Lana Del Rey is reaching that Coldplay-circa-2006 level where it’s no longer surprising to hear rappers sampling her on mixtapes. The latest to partake is hangdog Bronx hope French Montana, who dropped his much-anticipated-among-goons Coke Boys 4 tape earlier today. His “All For You” has Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg verses, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014 - 2:59 pm

The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new Molly movement since the dawn of the decade. But ever since spring 2012 — around the time Madonna named her album MDNA and Kanye rapped “Somethin’ ’bout Mary, she gone… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013 - 9:04 am

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Whippin A Brick” (Feat. Migos & Wiz Khalifa)

Atlanta superproducer Mike WiLL Made-It made his name crafting astronaut-status melodic bass ripples for rappers including Future, 2 Chainz, and Juicy J, then jumped to a new tier of stardom this year as one of the sonic architects behind twerk-era Miley Cyrus. His own full-length album, Est. in 1989 Pt. 3 (The Album), has yet… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails, who covered Johnny Cash (LOL jk). Check out Luis Ruiz photos from the fest in the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Action Bronson – “The Rockers” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Action Bronson‘s SAAAB Stories EP is out on Tuesday, June 11th via VICE/Atlantic. The release is a collaboration with Harry Fraud. Here’s a new track from the EP featuring Wiz Khalifa called “The Rockers.” In case you missed it, you can also hear another track from SAAAB Stories, “Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Remix)” featuring LL… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 8, 2013 - 11:40 am

Watch Frank Ocean, Jack White, Miguel Perform At The Grammys

The Grammys! We spent altogether too much of last night watching and talking about them, and now it’s time to pick through the refuse for the gems. Not too surprisingly, two of the best performances came from the recent wave of personal, psychedelic R&B singer-songwriters. Frank Ocean may have lost in every single major category,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013 - 9:20 am

Wiz Khalifa – “Remember You” (Feat. The Weeknd) Video

If the Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye somehow becomes an anonymous R&B hook-singer dude, we’ll all die just a little bit inside. So far, though, Tesfaye is two-for-two on his featured appearances, with both Drake’s “Crew Love” and Wiz Khalifa’s “Remember You” fitting beautifully with his cokesweat-soul body of work. Tesfaye doesn’t show up in director RyanMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2012 - 9:34 am

Download Wiz Khalifa Cabin Fever 2

A couple of years ago, Wiz Khalifa ascended to one of the most annoying forms of pop stardom imaginable. But he’s still the guy who built a huge cult audience by touring relentlessly for years and mastering a particularly zoned-out and hook-happy form of weed-rap, and every once in a while, he reminds us of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Curren$y – “Jet Life” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T.)

The crew behind the glorious “Glass House” team up again for “Jet Life,” a new one from Curren$y’s forthcoming The Stoned Immaculate. It’s a track that rides out a very Pilot Talk texture, a hazy number built on a bed of noodling, stoner-friendly guitars, but screwed up enough that you can hear Big K.R.I.T.’s influence… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 9:27 am

Domo Genesis & Wiz Khalifa – “Ground Up”

Some collaborations just make too much sense. Odd Future member Domo Genesis and actual rap star Wiz Khalifa are both such stoners that they both released albums called Rolling Papers at roughly the same time. For a minute, there was even a rumor that Odd Future was furious about Wiz for the transgression, but no,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2012 - 11:55 am

T-Pain – “5 O’Clock” (Feat. Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa) Video

The latest single from robo-R&B star T-Pain features a slightly unlikely sample: Lily Allen’s It’s Not Me, It’s You track “Who’d Have Known.” In fact, the song samples her so heavily that she gets a “featuring” credit on it. T-Pain practically spends the entire song singing along with her song, so it’s only fair. Sadly,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Berner – “Yoko” Video (Feat. Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa & Big K.R.I.T.)

It seems pretty safe to say that we all hate Chris Brown around here, so maybe it’s lame to post anything associated with him in any way. But the man did make the rap song of the year, so we’re going to have to contend with him for a while, like it or not. Like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2011 - 10:56 am

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Saturday

Eminem closed Bonnaroo’s 3rd day, which had kicked off with hip-hop heavy hitters Lil Wayne and Big Boi in the early hours and also hosted Wiz Khalifa in the late afternoon. Buffalo Springfield’s headline set on the Which Stage overlapped with Shady’s, making a joint cover of “He Got Game” an impossibility. Next time! Photographer… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 12, 2011 - 9:20 am

Scenes From Roots Picnic 2011

The 4th Annual Roots Picnic went down in Philadelphia on Saturday. Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding performed, as well as Little Dragon, Ariel Pink, Dismemberment Plan, Man Man, and Beanie Sigel. Due to scheduling problems, Man Man ended up playing while the Roots and Nas were on, so, sadly, no photos of their hometown set. But… More »

By: jessica / June 6, 2011 - 1:39 pm

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Kanye & More From Sunday

Sunday at Indio featured CSS, Delorean, HEALTH, Lightning Bolt, OFF!, the Strokes, a riot-free Death From Above 1979, MEN, Twin Shadow, Wiz Khalifa, and others, but it seems folks were largely focused on who Kanye may or may not bring on stage with him for his festival closing set. Justin Vernon came along for the… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2011 - 10:03 am