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.
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.
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.