When Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa released the song "Black and Yellow" two years ago, he and his team figured at most, it would be a regional hit. Instead, it ricocheted the artist to mainstream pop stardom.
Ever since, he's been walking a tightrope. Khalifa toured relentlessly for a couple years ... More >>
Monday, November 12
In The Valley Below
Looking like Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman walk-ons, and with an eye-contact connection to rival Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in their good times, Echo Park hubby-and-wife Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob patchwork together love-in-ready bluesy ro ... More >>
Paid Dues 2012
NOS Events Center, San Bernardino
Posted by the Paid Dues media check-in, the announcement, "ATTENTION: Photo Pit Closed for Odd Future Performance," seemed an ominous sign. Though it likely was just to ward off further lawsuits, it felt a little pretentious -- and Murs' ind ... More >>
Daniel KohnWiz Khalifa
Better than...taking bong hits alone.
For a couple years or so now, the mainstream hip-hop world has been engulfed with what seems to be a never-ending wave of stoner rap. Over the course of his abridged 75-minute set -- due to the venue's stric ... More >>
El Rey Theatre
October 11, 2011
Almost a year ago, Yelawolf opened for Wiz Khalifa at the Music Box to little interest. His modest van was parked next to the headliner's tour bus in the lot. Last night at the El Rey Theatre, though, Yelawolf was in his element.
Havi ... More >>
Spaceghostpurrp's spaceship just dropped him offTwo months ago, Miami rapper and producer Spaceghostpurrp's YouTube channel registered a few hundred views. But one dip into the then-nineteen-year-old's world of viscous sound waves had us hooked: It sounds as though he's sunk a creaky, abando ... More >>
Rick Ross and Spaceghostpurrp are both from the Carol City community in Miami. Both are steeped in Uncle Luke's 2 Live Crew carnival of raunch--Ross' women wear panties that look like shoestrings, and Spaceghostpurrp's strippahs have already lost theirs. But Ricky Rozay has employed the J.U.S ... More >>
Do you think he's high?Wiz Khalifa's finally famous. How else to explain his arrest after yet another sold-out show last night at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina? Around 10 PM PST, Twitter suddenly erupted with #freewiz trending nationwide, and rumors of the rapper bein ... More >>
Marguerite de BourgoingWiz Khalifa's super high Diddy's not from Wiz Khalifa's home base, Pittsburgh, but he knew what referencing the rapper's runaway hit single "Black and Yellow" would do. Clutching gold-accented black Nikes, he captioned his Twitpic, "Gettin' my get fresh on for my brothe ... More >>