NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has announced today's release of his hugely anticipated new album. "BLACC HOLLYWOOD" is available now in stores and at all online retailers.
The GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper's third full-length label release "BLACC HOLLYWOOD" showcases such recent singles as "KK (Feat. Project Pat & Juicy J)," "You and Your Friends (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign)," and the critically acclaimed hit, "We Dem Boyz." Released earlier this year, "We Dem Boyz" proved an immediate hip-hop hit, earning total sales approaching 500,000 while ascending to the top 5 on Billboard's "Hot Rap Songs" chart. In addition, the Detail-produced track's official companion video -- directed by Ethan Lader (Bruno Mars, Ty Dolla $ign) -- is an online blockbuster with close to 34.5 million individual views at www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX6K7waag5Q. An additional array of official audio and companion videos -- including the recently premiered "Promises" clip -- can be found at Wiz's official YouTube channel www.youtube.com/taylorgangent.
Wiz has spent his summer heralding "BLACC HOLLYWOOD" on this year's "Under the Influence of Music Tour." The third annual trek -- which features such hip-hop superstars such as Jeezy, Atlantic recording artist Ty Dolla $ign, and many others -- hits the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado tonight and then continues through the month. For complete information and additional live dates, please see www.wizkhalifa.com/tour.
Wiz Khalifa lit up the hip-hop universe with his 2011 Rostrum/Atlantic debut album, "ROLLING PAPERS," highlighted by the 4x platinum-certified #1 single, "Black and Yellow," 2x platinum-certified hit "Roll Up," and platinum-certified "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 gold-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)."
More than just a music powerhouse, Wiz is also a fashion-forward icon and entrepreneur. Wiz recently announced a new partnership with leading active lifestyle brand Neff for the "BLACC HOLLYWOOD" collection, available exclusively at Zumiez. The line -- which features snapbacks, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies capturing the album's timeless black-and-white design -- follows Taylor Gang and Neff's previous collaboration, the 26-piece "Taylor Gang Ent." apparel collection. Wiz will celebrate both the "BLACC HOLLYWOOD" line and the new album's official release with today's exclusive autograph signing at Zumiez in Broomfield, Colorado's Flatiron Crossing. For more information, please log on to www.zumiez.com.
As if that weren't enough, Wiz has also launched partnerships with Raw® Rolling Papers (http://rawthentic.com/raw-life/raw-wiz/) and luxury headwear designer Flat Fitty (flatfitty.com/product-category/wiz-khalifa-collection).
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.