Wiz Khalifa brings his “Under the Influence of Music” tour to the tri-state area’s iconic Jones Beach Theater tonight. Toward the end of 2013, Wiz started discussing his new album Blacc Hollywood, and now the Pittsburgh rapper is prepping its release. The record will be his fifth studio album, out on August 19 through Atlantic Records. The lead single, “We Dem Boyz” rocketed him back to the forefront of the hip-hop conversation. Last year saw Khalifa focusing more on his personal life than music—he and Amber Rose had their first son in February and followed that up with a wedding—but back in May, Khalifa released the mix tape 28 Gramz to help build anticipation for his new record. Like the rest of his work, the tape focuses heavily on cannabis use and celebrates the wonders of marijuana in general.

Thu., July 31, 6 p.m., 2014

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 30, 2014

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