You know the drill – none of these things in the last two months really deserve their own post, but they’re pretty damn cool so I have to share.
Over at Hot 97, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Common, Noreaga, The LOX and the one-and-only Erykah Badu rolled through. I also hit up Tyler The Creator‘s Camp Flog Gnaw in LA, went bowling with Ty Dolla $ign and 24Hrs, hung out at MGK‘s sold out NYC show and celebrated the launch of Jimmy Jazz‘s Timberland collab, the “Sesame Chicken” boot, with Laura Stylez, Bodega Bamz, Joell Ortiz and more.
Being a music blogger for over a year now, I’ve done some pretty cool things in the industry so far. I’ve seen my favorite rappers – signed and unsigned – perform, and I’ve gotten to pick the brains of my favorite celebrities by doing interviews, and conference calls. I don’t take any moment for granted, so I was hella pumped when the head honcho of the lovely site, Marisa Mendez, asked me to be with her for a day BACKSTAGE at the New Jersey stop of Wiz Khalifa‘s Under The Influence of Music Tour this past Sunday!
If you haven’t noticed via all my social media channels, I’ve been along for the ride for a handful of Under The Influence of Music dates thus far, kicking off on July 24th in Scranton, PA. Originally set to feature Tyga as well (before he dropped out in the last hour,) the tour is comprised of 7 sets featuring DJ Drama, Mack Wilds, the HBK Gang (IAMSU! and Sage the Gemini), Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy and of course the ring leader, Wiz Khalifa. Even if you’re not fans of all of those acts, there’s something on this show for EVERYONE. To be honest, you don’t need to be a fan of ANY of them to enjoy this tour…although there’s probably something wrong with you if you don’t like a single person in that list of hitmakers.