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Ibrawlator: What Was The Best Album Of August?

Best Of August!
Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled.

It’s that time again: The “Best Of” Ibrawlator for August! Last month, La Roux quietly snuck in and snatched the crown for July with her under-the-radar tropical disco gem, Trouble In Paradise.

And now, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on the best pop records of August.

The nominees for August? Pop darling Ariana Grande‘s feature-filled My Everything, Wiz Khalifa‘s #1 charting Blacc Hollywood, Kimbra‘s ambitious The Golden Echo, Imogen Heap‘s Sparks and Basement Jaxx‘s grand return with Junto.

Now we want to know: Which one takes the crown for August’s best album? It’s time for you to decide. More »

Wiz Khalifa Scores First Number One Album Of His Career With ‘Blacc Hollywood’

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Break out the champagne, Amber Rose: Wiz Khalifa just notched his very first #1 album on the Billboard 200 this week.

The Blacc Hollywood rapper/singer-songwriter soared to the top spot with 90,000 units sold according to Billboard, finally reaching the summit after reaching the number two spot with both O.N.I.F.C. and Rolling Papers in previous years.

Elsewhere on the charts, the Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack continues to perform well after last week hold at #1, while the country world scored a victory with Chase Rice‘s Ignite The Night. Check out the full Top 10 of the Billboard 200 after the jump. More »

Nicki Minaj’s 2014 VMA Wardrobe Malfunction Was Staged: Morning Mix

:: While “Anaconda” rapstress Nicki Minaj claims that her VMA wardrobe malfunction was real, sources told TMZ that it was all for the show. Well, it totally worked because everyone seems to be talking about it. [TMZ]

:: Young Jeezy has been arrested on firearms charges, which may or may not be related to the shooting of 38-year-old male Eric Johnson at Wiz Khalifa‘s concert in California. [Entertainment Weekly]

:: Producer Aphex Twin opens up about “Avril 14,”  and how Kanye almost ripped him off when he sampled the song for the My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy-track “Blame Game.” [NME]

:: Justin Bieber is under investigation for allegedly stealing from a Dave & Buster’s and lunging at a “fan” when said person started taking pictures of Beiber  and Selena Gomez on his phone. Beibs, just stop. [Vulture]

:: Super-producer Rick Rubin sits in a bathtub full of ice for ALS and nominates Frank Ocean, Vincent Gallo and Owen Wilson to complete the challenge next. [Stereogum]

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Kathy Griffin Challenges Nicki Minaj To A “Boo-Tay-Off”: Morning Mix

:: Comedian Kathy Griffin has officially nominated Nicki Minaj..not for the Ice Bucket Challenge, but a butt contest — “a boo-tay-off,” rather — after having seen Minaj’s “Anaconda” video. “It’s like the Ice Bucket Challenge, but it doesn’t even have any charity associated with it at all,” Griffin says. [AP]

:: One of Nicki Minaj‘s back-up dancers was bitten by a six-foot long, non-venomous snake during rehearsals for the MTV VMAs. (Yes, they were performing her Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampling “Anaconda.”) “It is in no way life-threatening, but scary,” a Viacom rep said. [MTV]

:: Speaking of the VMAs: Iggy Azalea fell off stage while performing at a pre-awards show benefit concert. Afterwards, The New Classic star posted a video of the incident herself. “Sorry, but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed,” she said. [Instagram]

:: Cat Power invited Sky Ferreira to perform at a concert benefiting Ferguson protesters. Ferreira says that while she’s scheduled to perform elsewhere, all proceeds from her own show will also go toward the same cause. [Rolling Stone]

:: Wiz Khalifa canceled a concert in Culta Vista, Calif., after finding out that a fan was fatally shot backstage at a show the night before. “This was a senseless tragedy. Violence is never the answer. My prayers go out to the victim’s family,” he said. [Billboard]

:: Shawn Mendes really digs Taylor Swift‘s new song. [Twitter]

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Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Blacc Hollywood’: Album Review

Ever since Wiz Khalifa’s debut single “Say Yeah” (the one with the infectious Alice DeeJay “Better Off Alone” sample) arrived, it’s been pretty obvious that the Pittsburgh rapper has a penchant for crafting anthems. Of course 2011′s gigantic “Black And Yellow” really drove that point home, but since then it’s been a matter of pointing out the anthems in Wiz projects.

2012′s O.N.I.F.C. had “Work Hard, Play Hard,” and now his fifth studio album Blacc Hollywood (out today, ) has “We Dem Boyz.” Wiz has been consistent on that front. However, what’s offered beyond the token anthem is equally important — and while Blacc Hollywood has some hits, it also has some misses. More »

Pharrell Launches His Own Cheeseburger Called “The Pharrell Burger” In Tokyo: Morning Mix

:: Pharrell teamed up with Japanese music producer NIGO to launch his own cheeseburger  — fittingly called “The Pharrell Burger” — at Tokyo’s 2-5 Café. Is there anything this guy doesn’t have?! [MTV]

:: Visiting Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Rihanna got so inspired that she now wants to potentially buy a UK football club, herself. [Oh No They Didn’t]

:: Failing to appear to his court hearing in Texas because of misdemeanor charges in May 2013, rapper Wiz Khalifa has been issued a warrant for his arrest. [E Online]

:: Rufus Wainwright called the 2013 MTV Unplugged mash-up performance of Miley Cyrus’ “We Don’t Stop” and Madonna’s “Don’t Tell Me” as “one of the most horrifying things” he’s seen in his life. Ouch. [The Guardian]

:: Iggy Azalea went vintage clothes shopping with Moschino’s creative director Jeremy Scott for MTV’s House Of Style. [Billboard]

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Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J & Ty Dolla Sign Get “Shell Shocked” For ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’: Watch

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Cowabungaaa!
In light of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blockbuster flick, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and Juicy J have teamed up as a power rap trio for soundtrack banger, “Shell Shocked.” Produced by Madsonik and Kill The Noise, the menacing track serves up a hard-hitting trap beat for the hip-hop all-star’s killer verses.

“[Paramount] heard about how big of a fan I was of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their whole legacy. I actually have Donatello tattooed on my leg, so when they asked me to do it, just being a fan and being a musician, it made sense,” Wiz revealed in a press release. “In my generation, I think everyone who listens to me loves the Turtles as much as I do, so it just made sense.”

So, without further ado, prepare to raise some shell!

Watch the video up top, and let us know what you think in the comment section below. More »

Billboard Music Awards 2014: The Men Of Pop Stroll The Red Carpet

While the leading ladies of pop garnered most of the attention on the red carpet at tonight’s (May 18) Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, the gents held their own. The hottest look of the night was white with Austin Mahone, 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa all following the trend. It’s hard to pick a winner but the teen star’s jacket was pretty tight.

Of course, some dudes went for a more traditional approach. Ricky Martin and John Legend both looked suave in black and blue suits respectively. Country crooner Luke Bryan kept it similarly formal in a light colored dinner jacket, while Jack Antonoff (of Fun. and now Bleachers) served hipster chic by teaming his suit with a baseball hat. Well played. More »

Wiz Khalifa Talks About His Weed Sponsorship On ‘Chelsea Lately’: Watch

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Wiz Khalifa has scored himself a nice little hit with his trappy Auto-Tuned party anthem “We Dem Boyz.” And just as he knows how to make a hit out of the simplest of hooks (“Black and Yellow,” anyone?), he also knows how to charm a TV audience with some simple “stoner zonked out on the couch” behavior. Earlier this month, he cooked up some weed snacks on Arsenio, and Monday (April 22) Wiz appeared on Chelsea Lately to get that Blacc Hollywood promo with guest host T.J. Miller.

The main takeaway from the appearance is that Wiz has a strain of weed named after him (Khalifa Kush), which he gets for free from the marijuana company that sponsors him. Watch him talk about the incredible business deal up top. More »

Future’s ‘Honest’: Stream The Full Album

Future is streaming his long-delayed, highly anticipated album Honest ahead of its April 22 release. We could spend a whole post just talking about the features — there’s Kanye West, Pharrell, Drake, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, Wiz Khalifa and even Andre 3000 (although, that last one was purposely left off the stream) — but it’s more rewarding to absorb the project as a whole.

It’s such a varied and sprawling offering, going from the cold-as-fuck “Move That Dope” on one end of the spectrum to the doting “I Won” on the other end, and it covers just about everything else in between. It’s the type of thing that could only be pulled off by this robo-crooning, hollering, ATL trap astronaut.

Stream the album below. More »