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wiz khalifa source

Wiz Khalifa, who recently released his third album Blacc Hollywood is on cover 2 (check out Jeezy on cover 1 here) of The Source magazine‘s 2014 Power 30/SOURCE360 issue which should be hitting news stands soon. Here’s an excerpt from the issue.

On his musical inspirations:

I remember like Bob Marley, he listened to a lot of Prince, he really listened to everything my dad’s music was like a wide range, all the hits all the classics. He still puts me onto stuff, I mean when I was doing Kush & Orange Juice the reason I did David Ruffin for the cover was because of my dad. I mean I knew The Temptations, everyone knows The Temptations but my dad had really showed me David Ruffin’s solo career, and the stuff he was doing, we sat down and we listened to those records and it was just like a spiritual thing, and I was able to like put that on to the world as well.

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Chris Brown’s new and anticipated album X took the leak route two days ago and getting some mixed reactions from music lovers at the moment. The 21 song-strong LP (including 2 interludes) features contributions from likes of R. Kelly, Trey Songz, Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Rick Ross and Jhene Aiko, and marks his return to music after his brief jail stint earlier this year.

Below, you can find the full CD booklet and production credits for X, available on iTunes here.

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The Roc has added another new artist to their management roster. Big Sean is the latest to join the ever growing list which already included Meek Mill, Timbaland, DJ Mustard among others. His main label deal still remains with G.O.O.D Music / Def Jam Records.

He also announced that he will release new music tomorrow. Looking forward to it.

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This past Tuesday saw two major releases from the world of Hip-Hop/R&B — Lecrae’s Anomaly and Jhene Aiko’s debut album Souled Out.

According to HDD, Lecrae is projected to do sell 75-80k copies in the first week while Jhene is expected to do a touch lower at 70-75k which will make it a close fight to the number 1 spot next week.

Although Lecrae’s past classification has been “Christian Hip-Hop”, he has been able to branch out to touch the mainstream audience and considering how little promo he did with the usual suspects of the media, his popularity and numbers are commendable.

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Fabolous is the star of Rocawear’s brand new campaign called Rocawear BLAK, a clothing collection aimed the upcoming 2014 holiday season. The clothing like is inspired by “streetwear, music, and pop culture.”

Says Loso:

“When I was asked to be a part of the Rocawear BLAK campaign, it was a no brainer for me. I’m all about being authentic and that is what this brand stands for. The Rocawear BLAK collection has a fresh point-of-view and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

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J. Cole called Angie Martinez Show on Power 105 a few minutes ago. He discussed his upcoming performance at their Powerhouse concert and his visit to Ferguson. He also expresses his thoughts on the Mike Brown situation and why he decided to record his tribute track ‘Be Free‘.

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