The summer is winding down quite nicely for Wiz Khalifa. His latest studio effort, Blacc Hollywood, came in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, in addition to the Rap Albums and Top Hip Hop/R&B Album charts.
Blacc Hollywood sold 90,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 24, pushing last week's No. 1 album, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, down to second place. The "We Dem Boyz" rapper's third release is his first LP to debut atop the Billboard 200.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette last month, Khalifa annotated the differences and commonalities of Blacc Hollywood compared to past work. "I wouldn't say it's anything anyone hasn't heard before, as far as content. I do talk about different things in a different way because I'm older and more mature. But I would say it's the consistency that will make people gravitate toward it," explained the Taylor Gang front man. "All the songs are very strong and it's to the point, and that was my mind-state and what I wanted to do going into the album. I wanted to make it short and sweet and to the point and really accomplish big records that stand out and that stick around forever. And I feel like Blacc Hollywood is full of that, and it conveys the attitude and the message of freedom and creativity that I'm trying to get across, so just thinking about classics like a Michael Jackson album or a Prince album or something like that, that's what I modeled Blacc Hollywood after."
Aside from dominating the charts, Khalifa, 27, recently wrapped up his Under the Influence of Music tour.
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