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Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour

Venue name: PNC Bank Arts Center
Address: 16 Garden State Pkwy, Holmdel NJ 07733

Categories: Concerts & Tour Dates, Nightlife & Singles
Starts at: 2019.07.12, 18:00

Performers

Name: Wiz Khalifa

Rap's newest prodigy has produced three top twenty Billboard Hot Rap tracks over the past few years and has recorded dozens of collaborations with hip-hop royalty. However, it was with his single "Black and Yellow," an homage to his hometown of Pittsburgh, that Wiz Khalifah became a rap heavyweight. Since that time, the rapper has continued to chart success with each song released and become one of the genre's biggest stars. Wiz Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomas, was born into a military family that travelled around until finally settling in Pittsburgh. His stage name refers to his ability to be a "whiz" at everything he does and Khalifa means "successor" in Arabic. The rapper broke onto Billboard's Hot Rap tracks with "Say Yeah," in 2007 which peaked at #20. His 2010 single, "Black and Yellow", hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and Hot Rap track surveys and sold over 2.3 million digital copies. It was just a precursor to the album, Rolling Papers, released March 29, 2011 and featuring the hits, "Black and Yellow," and the singles "On My Level" and "Roll Up," both of which charted on the US Hot 100 survey. The momentum didn't stop when Wiz released his second album, O.N.I.F.C. in 2012. Once again, his album shot to second on the Billboard 200, and the single "Work Hard, Play Hard" went double platinum. After the album's release, Khalifa took time off with his new wife, Amber Rose, and their newborn son. However, less than a year later, he was back in the studio working on his latest album, Blacc Hollywood, and cementing his status as one of the leading rappers in the US.

Categories: Music, Music: Hip Hop/Rap

Name: French Montana

A rapper who built an indie empire with his Cocaine City imprint, French Montana is the New American Dream. French grew up playing soccer and dreaming of being a rapper, studying some of the biggest names in the game such as Tupac, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G. and Wu-Tang Clan. Today, French is signed with some of the top labels, such as Interscope, Bad Boy, and Maybach Music Group. Born in Morocco as Karim Kharbouch to a family of Somali heritage, he emigrated to the U.S. when he was 13. His father left the family when he was 17, forcing him to provide for his mother and younger brothers. He set up shop in the Bronx and began releasing his Cocaine City series of DVDs in 2002, mixing interviews with established hip-hop artists and unsigned talent. During this time Karim became French Montana, a combination of the French influence in Morocco and Scarface’s Tony Montana. Through these DVDs he showcased his talent as an underground artist and a new voice from the New York streets. In early 2009, he began releasing his own mixtape CDs with DJs like DJ Drama, Evil Empire and Big Mike as his hosts. His friendship and frequent collaborations with Harlem rapper Mike B created a buzz for his work that still continues today. In 2009 he signed with Akon’s Konvict Musik label. However, in 2011 French and Konvict parted due to album delays and he signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group and Bad Boy Records. 2011 brought on collaborations with artists such as Waka Flocka Flame and Pusha T. But it looks like 2012 will be French Montana’s year, especially with the release of his new album Excuse My French and numerous collaborations with artists such as Drake, Gucci Mane, Project Pat, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, to name a few. French Montana only has a few tour dates left in 2012. Don’t miss out; who knows how much time he’ll have for shows once he’s finished working with just about every big name in the rap world. Is your city missing from his schedule? Make sure to demand him and let him know he’s wanted in your hometown.

Categories: Music, Music: Hip Hop/Rap

Name: Chevy Woods

Categories: Music, Music: Hip Hop/Rap

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