1. Wiz Khalifa Talks Police Brutality, Amber Rose & Kanye West With 'Playboy'

    June 28, 2016 5:39 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa strikes a pose (or three) and answers 20 questions for his latest spread in Playboy. The Pittsburgh rapper gets candid about his upbringing in Pittsburgh, the Black Lives Matter movement, his online squabble with Kanye West and his relationship with ex-wife Amber Rose in…

  2. Wiz Khalifa Reveals More Details On 'Rolling Papers 2' and More Inside Scoop

    June 23, 2016 2:39 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa: Still Rolling 'Rolling Papers 2' Wiz Khalifa  dropped a new track, "More and More" from his hotly anticipated new album Rolling Papers 2 , but in an exclusive interview with  Billboard he said that he's still working on the album. "It’s almost ready.…

  3. Watch Cash Cash Throw a Pool Party in 'Broken Drum' Video

    June 20, 2016 2:33 PM EDT Before Cash Cash 's Blood, Sweat & 3 Years arrives Friday, the trio shared a carefree clip for “Broken Drum,” the second song on the forthcoming album. Though the tune suggests post-relationship longing -- "My heart still beats like a broken drum/ To the rhythm of a played-out…

  4. Where to Eat, Stay and Play (Like Bey and Jay) at the Cannes Lions Fest, Hosting Its First-Ever Music Program

    June 13, 2016 5:16 PM EDT Known for its über-elegant film festival, Cannes prepares to focus on music this month. It was where Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin vacationed in the early 1970s , where Elton John shot the 1983 video for "I'm Still Standing" -- but Cannes soon will cast a different spotlight…

  5. Nick Jonas' Stylist Dishes on How Late French Legend Serge Gainsbourg Is Influencing Today's Male Artists

    June 13, 2016 5:16 PM EDT "His style did not shout -- it whispered," says Nick Jonas ' stylist Avo Yermagyan, who explains how late French icon Serge Gainsbourg's "discreet elegance" is surfacing in male artists today -- from Wiz Khalifa 's barely-buttoned shirt to Mark Ronson '…

  6. Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Celebrate 'Love 4 Each Other' at Strip Club Before Reaching Divorce Settlement

    June 08, 2016 1:44 PM EDT Ex-husband and wife  Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose made it rain at a strip club on the eve of their divorce settlement on Monday night (June 6). According to TMZ , there was cause for celebration as Rose reportedly gets to take home a million dollars and monthly child support fees under…

  7. Andra Day, Little Big Town, Jason Derulo & More to Perform on ABC's 'Greatest Hits'

    June 01, 2016 5:27 PM EDT ABC will premiere the new music miniseries Greatest Hits  later this month, which celebrates hits from iconic artists of the past few decades, and now the network has revealed the first round of performers. ABC Orders Singing Show 'Greatest Hits' Hosted by Arsenio Hall & Kelsea…

  8. Wiz Khalifa Files Lawsuit Against Former Manager and Label

    June 01, 2016 11:31 AM EDT Wiz Khalifa filed paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (May 31) against former manager Benjy Grinberg and Rostrum Records, the label that signed Khalifa as a young, up-and-coming local Pittsburgh rapper in 2005. The suit seeks termination of the 360 deal Wiz signed with Rostrum…

  9. Drake and The Weeknd Lead 2015's Top 10 Earners in Streaming

    May 05, 2016 1:02 PM EDT As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Streaming is the primary revenue driver of the record business these days, and hitting its…

  10. Adele, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth Lead 2015 Global Albums and Digital Song Rankings

    April 08, 2016 1:57 PM EDT With the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) set to release its annual Global Music Report on Tuesday, the organization has unveiled two of its top charts, which cover the global recording industry, today. Covering the entirety of 2015, the IFPI's Digital Singles…

  11. Wiz Khalifa Recalls Kanye Beef, Explains DJ Name in 'GQ'

    March 22, 2016 10:48 AM EDT Wiz Khalifa , one of hip-hop's stoned elite, has no regrets or anything to apologize for, really, following his Twitter scuffle with Kanye West. The timeline entertainment, which followed 'Ye's announcement to maybe call his seventh album  Waves  in January, blew up into a back…

  12. Max B Gets Wavy on 'Silver Surfer' With Wiz Khalifa, Joe Young & Alpac: Listen

    February 23, 2016 6:35 PM EST Despite Max B  currently serving a 75-year prison sentence, a new record from the esteemed Harlem rapper has made its way onto Soundcloud. "Silver Surfer" -- which arrives after Max B's  "Silver Surfer Intermission"  cameo and influence on Kanye West 's album …

  13. French Montana on 'Wave Gods' Project, 'Mac & Cheese' Album Features & Max B's Influence

    February 23, 2016 3:30 PM EST French Montana has been riding the wave since his days as a business partner and close collaborator to revered Harlem rapper  Max B . While the latter -- who appeared on Kanye West's  The Life of Pablo  album after inspiring a Twitter feud between him and Wiz Khalifa -- is currently…

  14. Ian Connor Talks Working With Kanye West & Wiz's #CoolPants

    February 10, 2016 10:49 AM EST In advance of West's highly anticipated Yeezy Season Three presentation and Waves album debut at Madison Square Garden on February 11, Billboard spoke with Connor about innovation, expression, and teaching Kylie Jenner a few things about fashion Ian Connor is likely younger than you, and…

  15. Wiz Khalifa Continues to Cater to the Laidback and Stoned on 'Khalifa': Album Review

    February 08, 2016 1:53 PM EST During his recent tweet tirade against Wiz Khalifa , Kanye West tweeted that "no one I know has ever listened to one of your albums all the way through," which is as scathing as it is misleading. Wiz's albums -- including  Khalifa , his sixth solo studio effort (not counting…

  16. Wiz Khalifa Teams With RiverRock Cannabis for New Product Line

    February 04, 2016 3:35 PM EST Wiz Khalifa is taking his weed business to a new high. The Pittsburgh rapper announced his new partnership with Colorado-based company RiverRock Cannabis (Feb. 5) for an exclusive cannabis line. The pro-green MC -- who renewed his deal with RAW Rolling Papers -- will roll out regulated,…

  17. Wiz Khalifa Says He Accepts Kanye West's Apology; Max B Responds to Album Name 'Waves'

    February 03, 2016 11:59 AM EST Wiz Khalifa is letting bygones be bygones. After Kanye West tweeted that he and Wiz Khalifa laid their beef to rest, the Taylor Gang leader made his press runs to confirm that the MCs have patched things up. In an interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez, the Pittsburgh rapper dropped…

  18. Kanye West Buries Beef With Wiz Khalifa After 'Great Convo'

    February 02, 2016 4:19 PM EST Hours after an Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian selfie nearly broke the Internet, Kanye West revealed to Twitter that he had buried the beef with his Twitter foe Wiz Khalifa . "Me and Wiz spoke yesterday," West wrote on Tuesday (Feb. 2). "Great convo. All positive." Max B,…

  19. The 9 Best Things We Saw at Sundance 2016

    January 31, 2016 11:00 AM EST Billboard’s new home every January? The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. What started as a must for film insiders has become a mecca for music as well, with lots of great concerts, parties, pop-star sightings, music documentaries and more. After a whirlwind, insomniac week-and-a…

  20. Amber Rose on Outside Opinions: 'I Just Stopped Caring'

    January 28, 2016 4:09 PM EST After getting dragged into Kanye West 's lengthy Twitter rant against Wiz Khalifa on Wednesday, Amber Rose is taking a stand. In a new op-ed for Time , the bald-headed beauty and ex-stripper discusses her struggles with shaming from both men and women, and the double standard in dating…

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