Wiz Khalifa

The Week In Pop: The 10 Worst Crimes Against Music On Owl City’s New Album

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service's laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music's most…
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2015 - 3:50 pm
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Watch The New England Patriots And Wiz Khalifa Dance Poorly To Migos And Fetty Wap

The New England Patriots won yet another Super Bowl this past January thanks to a boneheaded call by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. (Just hand…
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm
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The Week In Pop: Nate Ruess Went Solo, Made A Fun. Album Anyway

Andrew Dost got screwed. Last year, when Fun. frontman Nate Ruess unilaterally decided to transform the next Fun. album into his solo debut, he essentially…
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2015 - 3:15 pm
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The Week In Pop: The Unstoppable Competent Mediocrity Of Jason Derulo

"Broke," the last song teased from Jason Derulo's new Everything Is 4 before the album's release this week, both encapsulates and subverts the approach that…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2015 - 2:35 pm
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The Week In Pop: Tori Kelly Is Evidence That Sometimes The Machine Gets It Right

Every once in a while the entire music industry seemingly conspires to turn an aspiring pop star into an overnight sensation. Sometimes that consensus is…
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2015 - 2:02 pm
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The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much

Last year, during this column's infancy, I expressed what by then had become conventional wisdom: American Idol is washed up. My primary evidence was subjective…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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The Week In Pop: Zac Brown Band Branches Out In The Blandest Way Possible

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there's no legitimate competition. This was…
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2015 - 2:42 pm
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The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

"Tom's Diner" is one of those songs you know even if you don't realize it. Suzanne Vega's signature song -- written about the same NYC…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm
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Watch Tove Lo Try To Salvage Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth’s “See You Again”

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" is the inexplicable, corny-as-hell #1 song in the United States right now. And Tove Lo is an…
James Rettig | April 30, 2015 - 10:40 am

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…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2015 - 5:13 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 16, 2015 - 4:26 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm
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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…
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,…
James Rettig | February 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2014 - 11:58 am
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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…
James Rettig | October 15, 2014 - 11:04 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2014 - 3:37 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2014 - 4:47 pm
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