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Looking to hear some live hip hop this weekend? Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Chiddy Bang and more playing the Susquehanna Bank Center this Friday

The Under the Influence of Music Tour is coming to the Susquehanna Bank Center this Friday. The tour features performances by hip-hop artists Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Philadelphia’s own Chiddy Bang, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Chevy Woods. The show starts at 5:30PM and tickets range from $20 to $65. Click here for tickets and more info.

Get pumped for the show and listen to Wiz Khalifa’s latest album, Work Hard Play Hard, in the player below.

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Sharon, PA songwriter hires Philly-based lawyer to sue Wiz Khalifa for copyright infringement

Max Gregory Warren, a songwriter living in Sharon, PA, has filed a lawsuit against the Pittsburgh-based hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa claiming that Khalifa lifted the concept for his single “Black & Yellow” from a song Warren wrote in late 2007, reports AllHipHop. The suit, which seeks $2,375,000 in damages, accuses Khalifa (as well as his publishing company and labels) of fraud and deceit, copyright infringement, civil conspiracy, and unjust enrichment. From AllHipHop:

The lawsuit claims that Warren authored a song titled “Pink N Yellow,” in November of 2007.

He says he copyrighted “Pink N Yellow” in February of 2008, when he sought to publish or license the song.

Warren claims that prior to “Pink N Yellow” being officially copyrighted, Wiz Khalifa, along with producers Stargate, as well as label Rostrum Records, stole the concept for the song.

Warren claims Wiz stole “Pink N Yellow” and released it as “Black & Yellow,” and “Black & Purple,” in addition to several other remixed versions of the song.

According to the lawsuit, Wiz Khalifa and his producers heard “Pink N Yellow” and “engaged in a scheme to defraud plaintiff out of the fruits of his copyright of the Subject song.”

You can get the full story, including a copy of the lawsuit, over at AllHipHop.

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Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa playing Electric Factory Tuesday December 6th

Eric Ashleigh

Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg are performing at the Electric Factory on Tuesday, December 6th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at Noon. We can’t forget Khalifa’s exuberant performance this past summer at the Roots Picnic. Snoop and Wiz collaborate on a new song (also featuring Bruno Mars) called “Young Wild & Free.” It’s no secret that Snoop and Wiz have a penchant for smoking the green stuff; it’s a wonder why they didn’t call this the Up In The Smoke tour. But Cheech & Chong were on that one long ago. Below, watch an old classic from Snoop and a modern day classic from Wiz.

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The Roots Picnic: Nas, The Roots, Wiz Khalifa, Beanie Sigel And Freeway, Esperanza Spalding

For more photos by Eric Ashleigh, visit eashleigh.com.

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WXPN and Okayplayer to stream The Roots Picnic main stage performances this Saturday


This Saturday, June 4th, is the fourth annual Roots Picnic at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. WXPN, along with Okayplayer, will be streaming the main stage performances starting at 1 p.m. Performers include The Roots, Wiz Khalifa, Nas (backed by The Roots), Esperanza Spalding (backed by The Roots), Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, The Dismemberment Plan, and Little Dragon. The broadcast will be hosted by WXPN’s Bruce Warren and Mike Vasilikos, and will feature live performances from the main stage (as well as interviews with some of the bands who are performing on the second stage). Philly’s own DJ Afrodjiak will join Mike and Bruce during the webcast to cover all of the festivities and chat with artists throughout the day. DJ Afrodjiak is the producer and music director of the popular event series Inside The Studio as well as the co-founder and publisher of Philadelphia Music Magazine. WXPN is also collaborating with Philadelphia Music Magazine to produce video features of a select group of bands performing at this year’s Roots Picnic.

The Roots Picnic is this Saturday, June 4th, at noon at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. Tickets from Ticketmaster are $79.75 (price includes service charge). Tickets are also available at the Live Nation Box Office (111 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd), Festival Pier (Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden Street; day-of-show only) or by-phone at 800-745-3000.

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The Roots Picnic date and lineup announced


The 4th Annual Roots Picnic is taking place on Saturday, June 4th at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 4th at 10AM. This year’s lineup includes: The Roots (duh), Nas (backed by The Roots), Wiz Khalifa, Esperanza Spalding (backed by The Roots), Aerial Pink, Man Man, The Dismemberment Plan, Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Little Dragon, J. Period, Nicos Gun & Donn T. Tickets will be available at LiveNation.com, the Live Nation Box Office (111 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd), Festival Pier (Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St, Phila / day-of-show only) or by-phone at 800-745-3000.