Wiz Khalifa and the Pittsburgh Sound

Wiz Khalifa is becoming Pittsburgh's first major hip hop star. Check out the Pittsburgh Sound.

Links:
Nice coverage here in Rolling Stone.
The video is directed by Adam Buncher (www.bunchluv.com).
Rostrum Records, the label.
Wiz Khalifa's MySpace.
Ed Masley in the Post-Gazette.
New Pittsburgh Courier.

(Thanks, Christian!)

Comments

8 Responses to "Wiz Khalifa and the Pittsburgh Sound"

Schultz said... 2/19/2007 5:27 PM

I think annointing this guy a 'major hip hop star' is a bit premature, regardless of the hype from the media. I listened to a few of his tracks and I didn't hear anything original. Some decent beats and solid production but lyrically, he raps about the same things as every other rapper out there, the only difference being a few Pittsburgh references. The fact that he refers to PA as 'Pistolvania' cracks me up.

I may sound a bit harsh here but anytime a Pittsburgh rapper gets some coverage people start thinking they will hit it big nationally. Ever hear of Strict Flow? I think they were from Alderdice as well. They were okay talent wise but a few years ago people in Pittsburgh called them 'the first hip hop stars from the burgh'. I think all of the hype got to their head as my one good friend, who used to DJ here, said they a bit arrogant. Well, I never hear anything about Strict Flow anymore. It would be nice to have a better hip hop scene here in the burgh but on a national level we won't see a major star come from here unless you get an artist with some originalality.

My favorite hip-hop artists do not get much radio play but they are original and I've seen them a few times at Metropol and other Pittsburgh venues. Check out The Roots out of Philadelphia.

The Roots put on the best live show out of anyone in hip hop - hands down. Live instruments, which is rare in this genre, and they have thought provoking, original lyrics. They've been around since the mid 90's and are still putting out hit albums every couple years, which are one of the few albums I actually still buy these days.

JLevine said... 2/22/2007 2:56 PM

Here is a link to the lyrics of Mr. Khalifa's song you've posted. http://www.lyric.nu/lyrics/274528/Wiz_Khalifa/Pittsburgh_Sound.html

mclassnegro said... 4/08/2007 7:52 PM

Check out the Song "dis how I do" by Middle Class Negro featuring Wiz Khalifa.

http://www.youtube.com/v/gdn-4U7Q4Gs

www.rmedley.com

http://mclassnegro.blogspot.com/

Dante Cross said... 10/07/2009 5:23 PM

Yo keep doing your thing Wiz. Ilm from Milwaukee and kknow how it is trying & doing when everyone just don't wanna recognize. Congrats brah.

sloppy joe said... 11/11/2009 4:11 PM

Wiz is the truth...not the most lyrical all the time but he is one of the most creative dudes out right now.

Joe "best lyricists out" Jackson

new mixtape--- http://sloppyjoejoe.blogspot.com/2009/11/stage-fright-mixtape.html

Anonymous said... 2/10/2010 2:03 PM

Im new to this blog thing, but im up on Wiz. He is better than other rappers because he loves his city. And if you dont like him than taylorgangordie

New Wiz Khalifa said... 11/05/2010 9:30 AM

wow..can't believe i just found this. Pittsburgh Sound has been my anthem since I moved here. This song is soooo smooth. nice post

Saym29 said... 5/25/2011 3:21 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oh-ssvPoRc

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