Miley Cyrus celebrated her 21st birthday with a booze-fuelled party, featuring strippers and saucy inflatable dolls. The singer/actress reached the milestone on Saturday (23Nov13), but postponed her celebrations until after her performance at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (24Nov13).
After coming off stage, Cyrus headed to Hollywood hang-out Beacher's Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel for a private party with friends including One Direction star Niall Horan, Kelly Osbourne, Tyler, The Creator and Wiz Khalifa.
Video and pictures from the party have emerged online, showing strippers entertaining the guests, while the venue was decked out with full-size posters of Cyrus and a number of inflatable dolls.
Guests were also handed cut-out masks of the star's face to wear during the evening, and an entertainer dressed as Dr. Seuss character The Lorax was also present at the bash.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa has his wife Amber Rose to thank for paving the way for his collaboration with Adele after she bonded with the singer over motherhood at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Model Rose was heavily pregnant with the couple's first child as they walked the red carpet on music's biggest night in February (13), and new mum Adele was among the guests who ran up to the mum-to-be to chat about her pregnancy glow and the miracle she was carrying.
Khalifa tells Rap-Up.com, "She was like, 'Amber! Amber!' and told her how beautiful she looked."
The British singer eventually turned to Khalifa and the brief red carpet meeting prompted Adele's representatives to reach out to the rapper and propose plans to work together in the studio.
He adds, "Her people contacted some of my people when they found out we were working on the album and sent some ideas through, so we were able to knock some things out."
The track is due to appear on Khalifa's forthcoming album, Blacc Hollywood, which will also feature a duet with Miley Cyrus.
Rose gave birth to son Sebastian just three weeks after the Grammy Awards.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa is expanding his fashion portfolio by creating a new collection of clothing and accessories. The Black and Yellow hitmaker is teaming up with bosses at U.S. retailer Spencer's to develop Yung Khalifa, a line inspired by his own lifestyle and wardrobe choices.
He says, "I'm really excited about it. It's very edgy and creative. I think the people will love it."
And Khalifa has won praise for his hands-on approach throughout the entire design process.
Steven Silverstein, President and CEO of Spencer's, adds, "We're appreciative of the terrific partnership between Wiz's team and ours. The relationship between his art and music to our targeted customer is unparalleled, and the creativity that has gone into the production of this line is great."
The hip-hop star is no stranger to the fashion industry - he has his own collection with custom cap company Flat Fitty and a sneaker line with Converse, while he previously established a clothing line called Freshko with his Taylor Gang groupmember Berner and designer Sketch.
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Whoever said that the best things in life are free must've been jamming to a mixtape. The joy of trying to save cassette tape from being eaten up by a 1988 stereo may have passed us by, but digital mixtapes still have the best components of their predecessors: free samples of new music from our favorite artists. There’s only a few months left of the year and artists releasing new mixtapes will have a lot to live up to, since 2013 saw the release of tons of great new music in the hip hop world. The latest mixtape to hit the web waves is Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5, finally released on September 1 after a 36-hour delay. Though it’s too soon to say how well Lil Wayne’s newest effort will hold up against other releases slated to come out this year, here’s a rundown of some of 2013’s best mixtapes thus far.
Yelawolf: Trunk Muzik Returns After his 2011 debut album Radioactive, Yelawolf came back with a vengeance (and a killer beard). Produced entirely by WillPower, Trunk Muzik Returns features Yelawolf’s trademark polished, 100mph flow set against some of the most refreshing beats that have been heard in rap lately. With contributions from A$AP Rocky, Raekwon, Paul Wall, and more, it’s safe to say Trunk Muzik has most definitely made its return.
Standouts: “Firestarter,” “F.A.S.T. Ride,” “Catfish Billy”
Harry Fraud: Adrift After working with French Montana for the infectious “New York Minute,” wonderboy producer Harry Fraud quickly rose to become one of the most sought-after producers in the hip hop scene. He released Adrift in March 2013 as a prequel to his High Tide EP, which was released a month later. The mixtape is a diverse compilation of songs that Fraud produced over the last year, showing his prowess as a producer and his knack for putting a NYC stamp on everything he does. Adrift features unreleased tracks from numerous rappers, including Chinx Drugz, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, and tons more.
Standouts: French Montana – “Lay Low,” Young Roddy – “4 The Money,” Adrian Lau – “Sunday”
Big K.R.I.T.: King Remembered In Time Who knew electric guitars and crying babies could make for a kickass album intro? Big K.R.I.T., that’s who. The Southern rapper dropped King Remembered In Time earlier this year to rave reviews and is continuing to carve out place for himself in the rap world. Big K.R.I.T. has already proven that he’s rather ambitious when it comes to sampling and King Remembered In Time is no different: the mixtape has samples from everyone from James Blake to Cody ChestnuTT working seamlessly against his skillful spits. King Remembered In Time features the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Trinidad Jame$, Ashton Jones, and Future.
Standouts: “REM,” “Serve This Royalty,” “Life Is A Gamble”
Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap At only 20 years old, Chance the Rapper has already made an impressive mark in the rap world. The former suspended-from-high-school student turned Chi-town rapper has a uniquely chameleon vocal delivery that changes as quickly as a teenager’s mood. Chance sounds like a nervous first-timer at open mic night, a Tiny Toons character with an overabundant helium supply, and a matter-of-fact raconteur all within the thirteen-song mixtape. Including kickass collabs with Action Bronson, Nate Fox, and Noname Gypsy, Acid Rap is definitely one of the mixtapes of the year.
Standouts: “Juice,” “Acid Rain”
The Underachievers: Indigoism Repping the Beast Coast movement strong is Issa Dash and AK, aka The Underachievers. The Brooklyn duo started to drop tracks in 2012 on YouTube and signed with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder record label not too long after. Their debut mixtape, Indigoism, was released in February of this year and firmly put The Underachievers on map of new NYC talent to look out for. The lauded Indigoism is full of conscious, spiritual, and hard rhymes, all spat out at 500 words per minute (because really, who needs breathing?).
Standouts: “So Devilish,” “Herb Shuttles,” “Land of Lords”
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Rapper Wiz Khalifa has teamed up with Miley Cyrus and Adele in the studio. The Black and Yellow hitmaker will release Blacc Hollywood later this year (13) and has enlisted some big names for the record, but none of the songs have been cleared yet.
He says, "I got a lot of guest appearances that I've already done, but none of them have been cleared for the album yet. I got songs with Miley (Cyrus), I got songs with Adele."
Wiz Khalifa has also revealed he wanted to collaborate with Lady Gaga, but has had a hard time linking up with the pop superstar.
He continues, "I want to do something with her really bad."
"My sweetheart beyonce and I chopped it up about Bash & Blue Ivy... they're gonna get married 1 day.... Bash likes older women Lol" Model Amber Rose has begun planning her baby son Sebastian's romantic future after meeting up with R&B star Beyonce. Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa welcomed their son in February (13), and Beyonce gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January, 2012.
Rapper Curren$Y missed his pal Wiz Khalifa's marriage to Amber Rose because he was too stoned to attend. The Young, Wild & Free hitmaker wed model Rose in a low key ceremony in July (13) and they threw a huge party to celebrate with friends and family over the weekend (17-18Aug13).
But close pal CurrenSy - real name Shante Franklin - missed the bash because he got too high on marijuana to bother attending.
He tells TMZ.com, "We were totally like baked and I totally just smoked off my appearance. But he knows it's love and we definitely spoke and it's all good."
Rapper Wiz Khalifa and model Amber Rose celebrated their love by throwing a huge wedding party over the weekend (17-18Aug13). The pair invited friends and family to watch them exchange vows on Sunday (18Aug13), one month after they officially tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in July (13).
Rapper Juicy J performed at the bash and took to Twitter.com to share a picture of himself with the groom, who donned a bright pink tuxedo jacket for the big day.
On Monday (19Aug13), Rose re-tweeted congratulations from guests who were in attendance, including a message from producer Nima Fadavi reading, "Congrats to my brother Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose! Had a great weekend at an amazing wedding!"
Rose, who gave birth to her and Khalifa's son Sebastian in February (13), also shared a video of her dancing in a white dress with the caption, "Only bad b**ches twerk (gyrate) the night before their wedding."
Rapper Wiz Khalifa has teamed up with footwear bosses at Converse to create a new collection. The designers unveiled their Fall 2013 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Wiz Khalifa line on Thursday (15Aug13).
The collection featured 12 new styles inspired by new dad Khalifa's "rebellious and fashion-forward style".
The collaboration marks Khalifa's first ever footwear collection.
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania star says, "I've always gravitated toward Converse because of how solid the brand is. It's clean and it's classic. I was excited to collaborate with the team at Converse because I felt they really got my individual style and vision. The sneakers in my collection are dope and I'm excited to share them with my fans."
Rapper Wiz Khalifa and model Amber Rose are to host their official wedding party this weekend (17-18Aug13), according to U.S. reports. The Black and Yellow hitmaker and Rose welcomed a son in February (13) and married in July (13), but told fans they were waiting until later in the year (13) to throw a big bash to mark the nuptials.
According to PopCrush.com, the couple is preparing to celebrate with family and friends at a country club in Khalifa's hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend.
On Thursday (15Aug13), Rose posted a picture on Instagram.com of her wedding dress being delivered in a box marked "fragile".
The photo caption reads, "My wedding dress... Yea (sic), it's that serious."