Wiz Khalifa’s “Under the Influence of Music” summer tour gave his fans a sneak peek of his new album, Blacc Hollywood and his newer fans a recap of some of those hits that made his career, such as “Mezmorized” and “Black and Yellow.” Blacc Hollywood is set to be released on August 19, 2014.
In the meantime while fans are getting ready for the album, Khalifa has released his mixtape 28 Grams to keep everyone entertained for the time being. Hopefully 28 Grams and Blacc Hollywood will meet the same standards as Khalifa’s past albums and mixtapes. The fans will just wait until the album’s release to see the results!
Under the Influence gave newer artists, such as Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, Mack Wilds, and Iamsu, the opportunity to perform some of their hits as well. Rich Homie Quan, a rapper who has definitely gained much of the spotlight this year, was a success. His songs “Some Type of Way” and “Lifestyle,” can be heard on radio stations at any given time. Unfortunately, Tyga, a member of Young Money who is not so new to the mic, was unable to attend the tour this year.
In this tweet to Khalifa, Tyga stated that he had other obligations preventing him from attending the show.
From state to state, the tour continued, despite some minor issues. In Virginia Beach, Va., the show came to an abrupt halt directly after Rich Homie Quan’s performance because of the bad weather in the area. A thunderstorm alert left everyone wondering whether or not the show would go on.
Even fans who were unfortunate enough to have been caught in the storm, chanted “Jeezy, Jeezy, Jeezy,” signaling rapper Young Jeezy to take the stage and continue the show. Young Jeezy took the place of Tyga in the show and when he hit the stage, the crowd went insane and enjoyed every minute of it.
Khalifa definitely showed his wild and fun side, crowd-surfing, which was exciting for both him and his fans. Throughout the show, he displayed videos and discussed the true meaning of being under the influence. While many people may think of alcohol and drugs when hearing “under the influence,” instead, he discussed love and of course, music. Overall, the Under the Influence of Music tour is a must-see experience.
About Richelle Hammiel
Richelle Hammiel is an aspiring journalist who got her start with her Norfolk State University school newspaper, The Spartan Echo. As a student at Norfolk State University, Richelle is using her position with Empower Magazine to build her writing portfolio.