Wiz Khalifa seems to never slow down. Well, unless that is for pot smoking. He was arrested twice in 10 days last month. He’s been as busy as ever lately, promoting his latest project the Taylor Allderdice mixtape. Released in the spring, make sure to download a copy if you haven’t yet. He is now working on getting ready to release and promote his next record O.N.I.F.C. Wiz was just named “Top New Artist” at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20.
First up is the music video for the single “Work Hard, Play Hard”. It’s from O.N.I.F.C., the upcoming sophomore album, due out August 28th. The LP will feature production assistance from Will.I.Am, Pharrell and Benny Blanco. The project will also include guest appearances by 50 Cent, the Weeknd, 2 Chainz and Taylor Gang’s new addition, Lola Monroe. The video itself, set in his hometown of Pittsburgh, follows a construction worker, a ballerina, and a rapper from the start of their day until they all end up at the same bar. It was directed by Bill Paladino, who has worked with the rapper before. He is also scheduled to perform this song at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards June 3rd.
Next up is the new video for “The Grinder”. It features the young cannabis connoisseur and his constant sidekick Juicy J. It’s a trip through Hollywood, chasing stardom and following fiance Amber Rose. It too was directed by Paladino,
Finally, Wiz also appears in yet another new video. Here is the video for “Till I Die” from Chris Brown, featuring Wiz, Snoop Dogg, and Big Sean.