Posts Tagged ‘Wiz Khalifa’

After boasting his hip-hop supremacy, J. Cole’s debut album, “Cole World: A Sideline Story,” has finally surfaced. The album leaked a week prior to its expected September 27 release date, but I’m sure that his fans are more than OK with that. The excitement over Cole’s long-awaited freshman album is evident as fans intently rummage the Internet for any links to the album that haven’t already been taken down due to copyright infringement.

Cole’s album release closely resembles that of Wiz Khalifa‘s “Deal or No Deal” in that a significant amount of the track list is composed of songs that aren’t at all new to his fans. The Roc Nation artist said in an interview with soulcuture.tv that he is currently trying to balance songs that his fans will enjoy with other tracks that are “radio friendly.” Cole says, “You have to play the game to change the game.”

Cole is definitely capable of playing the game, and maintaining his initial fan base. While the first half of the album consists primarily of catchy “hooks [that] can knock Rocky out,” generally the album will remind long-time Cole fans of the raw hip-hop that caught their attention in the first place. Overall, the album is very unique in its composition because it captures Cole’s versatility as an artist. Cole shows shows that he can do everything from top 40 hits to the conscious rap that his predecessors Common, Kanye West, and Talib Kweli would be proud of.

-A.J. Allen

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On March 29, Wiz Khalifa’s album, Rolling Papers hit the store shelves. With his new single “Roll Up” reaching the No. 1 spot on iTunes, racking up over 55 million views for the infamous “Black &Yellow” video, and being on the covers of Rolling Stone and Vibe magazines, there’s no reason why we should expect anything less than great for the album sales. There are two problems, though, that stand in the way of Rolling Papers sales going through the roof:

1) Wiz’s album will likely be duke-ing it out with the new Britney Spears album this week for the top of the charts.

2) The album has leaked online. But Wiz isn’t upset about it. Wiz tweeted, “roll one for leaks….march 29th,” advising folks to… well, we all know what recreational activity Wiz is a proud proponent of.

Rolling Papers features the likes of Too $hort, Curren$y, and Chevy Woods, with production handled by E. Dan and Big Jerm, with Stargate and Jim Jonsin each mastering a track.

Check out Wiz’s latest video for “Roll Up” (click the pic above).

And while you’re at it, check out Bad Boy artist Cassie’s new hair-do in the video. She’s got a Mohawk with a long mane stretching down the middle of her back. Would you consider her a trend setter? I think not.

-Christina Jones

Let’s all agree, Wiz Khalifa’s hit single, “Black and Yellow” can be re-color-named a thousand times and still be considered “the shit.” The 808’s, electric guitar, and drums scream throughout the song making it an automatic replay at any party. Recently revealed was “Purp & Yellow,” featuring Game, Snoop Dogg, and Mr. “everything I do, I do it big,” Wiz Khalifa.

Here’s the video: http://www.mtv.com/videos/the-game/624615/purp-yellow-la-leakers-skeetox-remix.jhtml#id=1568964

The song has gone from “Black & Yellow” (representative of the Pittsburgh Steelers), to Green & Yellow (in support of the Green Bay Packers featuring Lil Wayne), and now we have “Purp & Yellow.” This track is obviously symbolic of the highly talented L.A. Lakers.

What’s next?…my two favorite colors are red and yellow…let’s go!  It’s all about me!

– Christina Jones