Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa grew from grassroots fame to worldwide stardom, but he never forgot his original fans or his roots in Pittsburgh, PA. Today, Wiz celebrates the tenth anniversary of his mixtape Taylor Allderdice, releasing the acclaimed tape to streaming services for the first time. Home to fan favorite hits like “My Favorite Song” and “California,” Taylor Allderdice is currently available to stream on all platforms via Taylor Gang/Rostrum Records.
Released shortly after his debut album and mainstream breakthrough Rolling Papers, Taylor Allderdice served as a message to Wiz’s core fans that even as his profile rose, he would remain the same easy-laughing stoner who roamed the halls of Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. The mixtape was a conscious return to the hazy sound he developed in Pittsburgh with his core collaborators, many of whom, including producers like I.D. Labs, Sledgren, Cardo, and Big Jerm, and Taylor Gang artists like Chevy Woods and Lola Monroe, appear on the project. Taylor Allderdice showcased the chemistry between Wiz Khalifa and the newest Taylor Gang signee, legendary rapper/producer Juicy J, who goes back and forth with Wiz on four of the mixtape’s tracks. Each of the tracks on Taylor Allderdice end with snippets of dialogue between Wiz Khalifa and mixtape host Rob Markman, in which Wiz discusses his rise to stardom and answers burning questions with thoughtful defiance.
Originally released in March 2012, Taylor Allderdice earned critical acclaim upon release, earning positive reviews in XXL and HipHopDX, and earning the #8 placement in Complex Magazine’s list of Best Albums of 2012. Boasting an all-star cast of guest artists and a list of early 2010s heavyweights behind the boards, including Lex Luger, Jake One, Harry Fraud, and SpaceGhostPurrp, Taylor Allderdice is an indelible snapshot of a fascinating period in the history of Wiz Khalifa and hip-hop at large.
The official release of Taylor Allderdice continues Wiz Khalifa’s efforts to clear his classic mixtapes for streaming services, with the assistance of Rostrum Records. In 2020, the rapper celebrated the 10th anniversary of his classic Kush & Orange Juice mixtape by releasing it to streaming services and printing limited edition vinyl. Later that year, Wiz released “The Thrill,” his early single with the memorable Empire Of The Sun sample, to DSPs, earning the approval of the band and listing them as primary artists on the song. Stay tuned for more from Wiz, as the star rapper prepares to deliver more of his blog-era classics to modern streaming formats.
Stream Taylor Allderdice today!
From ‘604$tunna,’ 604Blizzy x Lil Jjay Drops “3AM” Visual
Available now on Double Up Entertainment, “3AM” shows the two new stars hitting the city in the freshest wardrobe with a pocket full of big faces and big boy rides. The two trade verses filled with slick talking, bravado, and warning of being the next big acts in today’s music. “3AM” is the perfect origin point for newfound fans of the two stars as they ascend to new heights and 604Blizzy’s album ascends to one of the hottest projects of 2023.
604$tunna is an eight-track collaboration project that features RJ Lamont, Al, and Intense. Along with “3AM,” the project includes other breakout tracks such as “Pourin’ Up In $icily,” “Triple Threat,” and “Grey Cup.” The new project follows 604Blizzy’s 2021 collaboration album, First Take with Intense.
From an early age, 604Blizzy immersed himself in the world of hip-hop, initially captivated by Tupac during his kindergarten years. His journey led him to develop a deep appreciation for Pimp C from UGK, as well as legendary figures in Houston rap and California’s G-funk and gangster rap scenes, including Spice 1 and Death Row Records. The culmination of these influences is evident in 604Blizzy’s music, a dynamic fusion of trap sounds heavily influenced by the Detroit scene.
Watch “3AM” below, and stream the full album, here.
Iman Fandi Drops “Baseball Bat”
Model/athlete/singer-songwriter Iman Fandi recently released her fifth single “Baseball Bat” under Universal Music. The 23-year-old daughter of Singaporean footballer legend Fandi Ahmad and South African-born former model Wendy Jacobs, Iman broke out as an artist in 2021 with her single “Timeframe” (watch the official music video on Youtube), followed by singles like “Love Me Little More” (stream on Youtube) which racked up over a million Spotify streams. “Baseball Bat” unveils a concealed side of Iman – a silent rebel amidst the glitz and glam of social media. Fearless and bold, she sings “When life sucks, makes you feel so bad – hit it right back like a baseball bat.” As a model, Iman has graced the cover of Harper’s BAZAAR and Elle Magazine, and is a familiar face to brands such as Louis Vuitton, Adidas, Coach, YSL Beauty and more. With exciting collaborations in the near future, Iman is currently working on her debut album, set for 2024.
Ify P Reveals New Single “Swish”
For all of the money getters and ballers of the world Ify P blesses you with a upbeat and vibish new track titled “Swish.” You can be crossing up people on the court and counting up racks with the gang if this latest offering from Ify P added to your daily music rotation.
It’s a fun and energetic single that showcases the potential hit making ability this DMV native has. It is so good that even NBA 2k24 has supported it and makes it a focal point every time you check turn on the game.
“Swish” also serves as a preview to the expansive amounts of music and moves Ify P plans to make in 2024. He wanted to end his 2023 with a bang and “Swish” sets himself up as a artist to watch out for 2024 and beyond.
Stream “Swish” below.