Roll up, light up and smoke one to celebrate Taylors!
The numbers are in and according to HDD, Wiz Khalifa can celebrate his first #1 album on the charts.
In it’s first week, ‘Blacc Hollywood‘ moved 85,475 units, easily taking the top spot over the Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack, which pushed just over 64k copies.
While this is his first #1, the sales for ‘Blacc Hollywood’ are considerably less than what Wiz sold with his first two albums. Previously, Wiz sold 148,000 albums during the opening week with ‘O.N.I.F.C.’ and 197,000 copies of ‘Rolling Papers’ moved during its first week.
With it getting harder to sale albums every year, this is actually a very high sales number for a hiphop album. Sure less were sold, but having a #1 is sooo nice just for the fact you can say “Wiz Khalifa has the #1 album in the country”.
Congrats to Wiz, Atlantic, Rostrum, Taylor Gang and all others involved. Toast to this amazing accomplishment!
On Friday night, things took a turn for the worst in Mountain View, CA for Wiz Khalifa’s Under The Influence Of Music tour. Backstage, a male was shot at least six times and killed. Today, the story has taken a new twist with arrests handed out.
At the moment, Young Jeezy is being held behind bars for possession of an assault rifle that has turned up during the police investigation. Police believe the weapon belongs to Jeezy and his being held on a $1,000,000 bond.
Several members for Jeezy’s entourage have also been arrested for gun possesion. More on this story is sure to come!
Update: The incident forced Wiz to cancel his show last night. Wiz spoke with the following tweets:
Last night, Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Under The Influence’ tour took to the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA near San Jose, when tragedy struck.
According to TMZ, a gunman shot and killed an individual backstage at Wiz Khalifa’s show. Reports show that the victim was shot and hit at least 5 times.
An eyewitness tells TMZ that the gunman and victim were arguing backstage before shots were fired. At the time of the tragedy, Wiz was still on stage and his show was coming to a close.
Cops held everyone that was backstage for 3-4 hours where most were interviewed. Police do not believe that the shooter or victim had any connections to Wiz.
The shooter is still on the loose.
For more on this head on over to TMZ
Last year, Wiz Khalifa teamed up with Converse for a full line of chucks. Today, Wiz and the major shoe company have teamed up again for two new colorways of the Converse ‘Chuck Taylor All Star ILL’. You can get the shoes, now available in white & black, today at retailers such as Foot Locker, Footaction, and Eastbay. For $70 these are hard to turn down.
Check the pictures of the new shoes after the jump
At age 39, Juicy J continues to release nothing but great music and build on his legacy. The legend now gives us a music video for his single, “Low”, which features the group of Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug.
Juicy’s album, ‘The Hustle Continues‘ is coming later this year.
On Monday, August 25th, Ty Dolla $ign will be releasing his new mixtape, ‘$ign Language‘. Before we get that, the XXL Freshman gives us a track from the project with “Lord Knows“, a collaboration between himself, Dom Kennedy and Rick Ross. Ty also produces the song.
Download: Ty Dolla $ign – Lord Knows Ft Dom Kennedy & Rick Ross
It’s time for another “Khalifa Throwback Thursday”.
Going in 2010, most of the hiphop world knew that it would be Wiz Khalifa’s year, as all eyes were on the Pittsburgh artist. Fans anticipated each and every release to see what the kid would do next.
For his first release of that year, Wiz dropped bars over Kid Cudi’s “I Poke her Face”. The end result ended up being “Smoker Face”, where Wiz, in signature form, rapped about his favorite subject matter, marijuana.
Download: Wiz Khalifa – Smoker Face
Lil Bibby is hoping to release his new mixtape, ‘Free Crack II‘ by the end of this month. The tape has had a number of push backs, as the Chicago native strives to make the best mixtape possible.
Late, last night, Bibby took to instagram to play us a song he has with Wiz Khalifa. During the 15 second preview, you can hear Wiz on what appears to be the songs chorus.
Please note, Wiz was not on the original tracklist for ‘Free Crack 2′, but it’s very likely that listing has changed as Bibby captioned the video “Trap Wiz #FreeCrack2″.
Update: Today the official tracklist was revealed today and Wiz is now featured, along with Juicy J on “For The Low Pt. 2″. The tape drops on August 29th!