AHH Stray News: Wiz Khalifa Pushes Back "O.N.I.F.C."; Kendrick Lamar Talks Debut Album Features; Asher Roth Changing Album Name
(AllHipHop News) During an interview with Fuse at one of his recent "Under the Influence of Music" tour stops, Taylor Gang captain Wiz Khalifa revealed that his sophomore album on Atlantic Records, O.N.I.F.C., would be getting pushed back about three weeks from its prior date of August 28 date to September 18.
The album is set to feature appearances from the likes of 50 Cent, Cam'ron, Curren$y, 2 Chainz and of course members of his Taylor Gang camp like Juicy J, Chevy Woods, and Lola Luv. Production on O.N.I.F.C. is expected to come from Pharrell, Sledgren, Cardo, Jim Jonsin, Benny Blanco, and more. Wiz's next release will come in the form of Live In Concert, a collaborative mixtape with Curren$y that will drop on August 9, the three-year anniversary of the duo's last project together, How Fly.
With two months until remaining until his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, is released, Kendrick Lamar has shed some light on the collaborations, or lack thereof, to expect when the album hits store shelves on October 2.
In an interview with CBCMusic Kendrick said, "I’m selfish – it’s all me. I’ve got to pick what feels right. I never go into it thinking, ‘I want to get these people on there.’ No, I don’t force nothing and right now it’s turning out to be all me.
“People get in this position and feel like they need the big producers, the big artists,” he continued. “I’m still hungry. I want to show and prove to the non-believers.”
The MC, who is currently sharing an XXL cover with producer and mentor Dr. Dre, did confirm, however, that all members from the Black Hippy group, including Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul, will appear on good kid, m.A.A.D. city. Kendrick will premiere the video for his new single, "Swimming Pools," this Friday on BET's "106 and Park."
The release of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange on Def Jam Records last month has caused fellow labelmate Asher Roth to change the title for his own sophomore album, which was to be called Is This Too Orange?
"Obviously, the initial title of the album was Is This Too Orange?, and out of respect for Frank [Ocean], and the project that he put together, he kind of beat me to the punch," Roth told KarmaloopTV after his New York City performance for Peter Rosenberg's "Real" Night of Hip-Hop last week.
"I just want to make sure that we have an original idea," Roth continued. "I don’t want any connotation or any comparisons or anything like that, simply off of a name. We might have to start fresh from a namesake, might have the fans name it. We’ll see what’s up."
Asher Roth's currently untitled sophomore album is expected to be released this October.