So after a wild night in DUBAI we took the jet straight to Lebanon. As soon as we got there we were greeted and treated well. I got to see some familiar faces right away. I dj’d in Lebanon for New Years Eve and had such an amazing time and was so glad to be back! Here is my recap from my first trip which is definitely worth checking out! http://www.djbonics.com/blog/nye-and-exploring-beirut/
We were escorted through the city with the Lebanese version of the S.W.A.T. team. Honestly the first thing that I thought was that I was happy to see some green. Not weed (yet… lol) but beautiful trees and landscape which was the complete opposite of the desert terrain in Dubai. As we rode through the city I was refreshed with how unique the city scape is. Seeing buildings that were damaged during war torn years next to building where people actually live and business thrive is a crazy thing to see! And then we were met the Mediterranean Sea. So blue and so beautiful it was amazing! We arrived to the hotel and Wiz was put up in the top floor presidential suite. While he took some time to relax I went to go sound check at the venue and club.
When it was time to leave for the Forum to rock the show again we were escorted with much urgency. No lie we were flying through the city with the “S.WA.T.” teamed fully armed with no respect for traffic law. It was like we were some political figures zooming through tunnels and turns. When we arrived the Forum was alive with 5000+ enthusiastic party goers waiting for WIZ. Their were some great Dj’s performing while we were getting ready! Shout to Dj Mini B, AM , and Base.
I took stage first to warm up the crowd but it was hot! They were ready and I brought the excitement to the next level! What a feeling to perform in front of a country with such a history. That night it was about having fun. It was about music expression and we were loud! Wiz took stage and form that point the Lebanese crowd followed him through the whole show! They exploded when we dropped Young, Wild, and Free. As as we always do we let them sing hook at the end with no music. And every person in their sang loud and clear. That moment was Young, Wild, And Free! What a show!
Here is a great recap and TONS of pics from the show from www.beirutnightlife.com : http://www.beirutnightlife.com/video-gallery/incredible-wiz-khalifa-lebanon/
After the show we headed to White Beirut. A roof top club. And that was amazing! I’ve dj’d so many different things in my life, But being on a rooftop in Lebanon, overlooking the Mediterranean, with all eyes on the Gang???? WOW! Unlimited drinks, beautiful women, and people going wild!!!! What a night!
Here is another great recap with pics from White Beirut : http://www.beirutnightlife.com/nightlife/white-beirut-high-wiz-khalifa/
Big shout to AMY from NRJ and my doods Hadi and Kareem!
I got a video coming out with some footage of our trip! Stay Tuned!
MORE PICS FROM LEBANON
Breakfast of champions…. on a jet…
Kareem and Hadi with the Wizzle Man
Cock Pit View!
Okay at first reading that might sound sort of peculiar. Yes, we spent our Memorial Day Weekend in Middle East. We left on Thursday morning and arrived to our first destination. I have to add that we took a private plane. And oh yes it was amazing! How can I explain it… No one telling you to turn your phone off. Customs and baggage checks are much less of a hassle and time consuming. And a very cute Guatemalan Stewardess serving good ass food and drink when ever you want! Not Bad.
I’ll be honest we hear a lot of wild extreme stories of Dubai. It is a fact there are some, what we would consider, extreme laws and cultural differences. But what was revealed when arriving was a very modern and amazing country. Yes it is quite different there. The people were so friendly and the weather was hot. We were told we missed a sandstorm a few days earlier which explained a misty sky but still we were able to see and marvel at the amazing buildings and skyscraper. The hotel we stayed at was super nice and overlooked the Dubai Skyline. I was able to go to the largest mall in the world the “Dubai Mall.” And right next door the “Burj Khalifa.” The tallest mad made in the world. Burj Khalifa – Highest Buiding in the world. Wiz Khalifa – Highest Man in the World.
Later on that night we performed our first show in the Middle East. 7,000+ people came to show love to the gang! What a feeling to perform in front of a crowd that big in a far remote place like Dubai. Not only was it incredible for us but I know that it must feel amazing for the people of Dubai. Wiz is quickly becoming a mainstay in music and to have someone with his impact to perform a country so far from home is just bonkers! The crowd went mad it seemed for every song! The energy was huge! Tinie Tempah played before us and also joined us on stage to perform “Till I’m Gone.” Thank you to Dubai for being a wonderful crowd!
After wards we rocked an after party at
@MOVIDADUBAI which was straight up redonk! I got pretty turnt up and the rest of the night seem to go by quickly. Before I knew it were on the plane to Lebanon! What a first night! ENJOY THE PICS!!!
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Looking about the clouds…
Me and the Burj Khalifa!
The Muscle and Me in side the Mall of Dubai!
Yup Red Lobster..
A world record aquarium and underwater zoo in the MALL!
Yeah … Sprite…
WIz and Tinie Tempah
After Party in at MOVIDA Dubai!
‘The lead single for the anticipated 2nd release of Wiz “ONIFC,” Work Hard Play Hard video just was released last week! Congrats to Wiz, and the gang for a dope video filmed right here in PGH! Cameo’s by my buddy Katie Schurman (The Ballerina). Steve Breaston (Kansas City Chief and Pgh Surburban HIghschool Woodland Hills Grad), Brick Diggler (Time Bomb owner and PGH O.G.) and also the rest of the gang! Watching and being apart of the video shoot was so much fun! It’s great to see PGH in another video! BIG BIG CONGRATS to PGH’s own Bill Paladino (Black and Yellow) who shot and directed the video with his team!
The Taylor Gang General is getting ready to release his latest project “Gang Land.” Here is the trailer for it!
Peep his latest video “U.S.A.” which will be on “Gang Land”
Wiz Performing with Adam Levine at WANGO TANGO
WANGO TANGO 2012
If the Hot 97 Summer Jam is the Superbowl of Hip-Hop (which we played last year) The Kiis La’s Wango Tango is the Superbowl of Pop Music! Kiis LA is the home of Ryan Seacrest and being “the” pop station of Hollywood it’s only right if Hollywood is out. Boasting acts like Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, Gym Class Heroes and special guests like Dj Pauly D, Will Smith, and Justin Bieber, needless to say there is a lot to show and prove from a newer act like Wiz. And yes we came and shut it down.
So great to see what goes on behind the scenes at Wango Tango. Me, the band and crew were up early at 7am to sound check for the event at the massive Home Depot Center (home of the professional soccer team LA Galaxy.) After sleeping most of the day we return to the chaos which was Wango Tango. The backstage was super crazy. Artist pouring out of everywhere. I saw Diggy, Pauly D, Travis McCoy, B.O.B, Extra’s Maria Menounos, Jo Jo on the Radio, and even got to see the the golden boy Seacrest.
When it came down to show time I stood with the band looking at about 18,000 people. I triggered the first track when I’m gone and the rest his history.
The Hollywood Reporter said this:
Wiz Khalifa captivated with “When I’m Gone,” “No Sleep,” “Roll Up,” “Young, Wild and Free” and the kicker, “Black and Yellow.” The set was straightforward balancing the right mix of mellow beats and full blown jams. In a word: Perfect.
It was such an exciting show. Although Ive performed the songs hundreds of times these are the times that remind me how amazing it is to be on stage. The crowd reinforced it. Thank you LA and KIIS !!! Enjoy the PICS:
JoJo On the radio with WIZ!
Wiz With Maria Menounos
Bright and early for sound check!
Me and JoJo
Maroon 5 and Wiz perform Pay Phone for the first time after their debut performance on the Voice. This was at the Channel 93.3 Summer Kick – Off Concert in San Diego, Ca.
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A few days after Wiz’s run in with the law he decides not to partake in the party favors on stage in West Palm Beach with Snoop. Watch as Snoop has his back! Off stage is a different thing.. lol…