SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

June 30, 2014 09:20 ET

Wiz Khalifa Says Hello to "BLACC HOLLYWOOD"; Hip-Hop Superstar Announces Eagerly Awaited New Album; Upcoming Collection Includes the Hit, "We Dem Boyz"; Grammy®-Nominated Rapper to Headline Third Annual "Under The Influence Of Music Tour"; All-Star Festival Tour Begins July 24th in Scranton; "BLACC HOLLYWOOD" Drops on August 19th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2014) - Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has announced details of his hugely anticipated new album. "BLACC HOLLYWOOD" -- which includes the hit single, "We Dem Boyz" -- arrives everywhere on August 19th. "We Dem Boyz" is available for download (http://smarturl.it/wedemboyz) and streaming (http://smarturl.it/streamwedemboyz).

"BLACC HOLLYWOOD" marks the third full-length label release from Wiz Khalifa. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper lit up the hip-hop universe with his 2011 Rostrum/Atlantic debut album, "ROLLING PAPERS," highlighted by the 3x platinum-certified #1 single, "Black and Yellow," as well as the platinum-certified hits, "Roll Up" and "No Sleep." "O.N.I.F.C." made an incredible chart debut upon its release in 2012, arriving at #1 on Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" and "Top Rap Albums" charts, not to mention coming in at #2 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200.

In addition to his massive popular success, Wiz has earned a career total of five GRAMMY® nominations, including nods for such blockbuster tracks as the chart-topping "Black and Yellow" and 2012's RIAA platinum-certified "Remember You (Feat. The Weeknd)." Other nominated tracks include 2011's "Young, Wild & Free (Feat. Bruno Mars)," Wiz's 3x platinum-certified, top 10 smash partnership with Snoop Dogg (featured on their 2011 collaborative soundtrack, "MAC & DEVIN GO TO HIGH SCHOOL"), and Maroon 5's 2012 worldwide hit, "Payphone (Feat. Wiz Khalifa)."

Wiz will herald "BLACC HOLLYWOOD" by headlining this year's "Under the Influence of Music Tour." The third annual trek -- which features a cavalcade of hip-hop superstars including Jeezy, Atlantic recording artist Ty Dolla $ign, and many others -- kicks off July 24th at Scranton, Pennsylvania's The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and then travels through the summer (see below itinerary).

More than just a music powerhouse, Wiz is also a fashion-forward icon and entrepreneur. His Taylor Gang Ent. label and brand recently united with leading active lifestyle brand Neff for a 26-piece apparel collection, available exclusively at Zumiez. Taylor Gang has also launched Freshko, a new lifestyle brand co-created by Diamond Supply Co. designer Sketch. Additional highlights include partnerships with luxury headwear designer Flat Fitty (flatfitty.com/product-category/wiz-khalifa-collection), RAW® rolling paper for a new line of smoking accessories, and Converse, whose Chuck Taylor All Star Wiz Khalifa Collection features 12 styles inspired by the artist.

For more, please visit www.wizkhalifa.com, www.facebook.com/wizkhalifa, http://twitter.com/wizkhalifa (@wizkhalifa), www.youtube.com/taylorgangent, http://instagram.com/mistercap, and www.atlanticrecords.com/wizkhalifa.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

 
WIZ KHALIFA
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MUSIC TOUR 2014
w/Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Sage the Gemini, Rich Homie Quan, Mack Wilds, Iamsu!, and DJ Drama
 
JULY        
24   Scranton, PA   The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
25   Camden, NJ   Susquehanna Bank Center
26   Virginia Beach, VA   Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
27   Bristow, VA   Jiffy Lube Live
29   Toronto, ON   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
31   Wantagh, NY   Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
         
AUGUST        
1   Burgettstown, PA   First Niagara Pavilion
2   Mansfield, MA   Xfinity Center
3   Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center
5   Tinley Park, IL   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7   Noblesville, IN   Klipsch Music Center
8   Cuyahoga Falls, OH   Blossom Music Center
9   Elkhorn, WI   Alpine Valley Music Theatre
10   Clarkston, MI   DTE Energy Music Theatre
12   Maryland Hts, MO   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
14   Dallas, TX   Gexa Energy Pavilion
15   Woodlands, TX   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
17   Albuquerque, NM   Isleta Amphitheater
19   Morrison, CO   Red Rocks Amphitheatre
22   Mountain View, CA   Shoreline Amphitheatre
23   Chula Vista, CA   Sleep Train Amphitheatre
24   Irvine, CA   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
         

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