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Miley Cyrus goes wild at school in Mike Will Made It's '23' video: Watch it here

The ’90s gave birth to Miley Cyrus, and now she’s returning the favor by paying homage to the decade of Cross Colors and Saved by the Bell.

In the new Mike Will Made It clip for “23,” Cyrus parades around a high school wearing “sexy” Chicago Bulls jerseys and  vintage Jordans while making references to Naughty By Nature and MC Hammer. She smokes cigarettes, graffitis the bathroom, and generally runs amok.

Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Zack Morris also join in on the shenanigans, all at the chagrin of the uptight school principal Mr. Belding. Just kidding! Partly.

It’s also reminiscent of another ’90s classic, Master P’s “Make ‘Em Say Uhh!” video. Take a look below: READ FULL STORY

Wiz Khalifa catches happy hour in new 'Work Hard Play Hard' video: Watch it here

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So a construction worker, a ballerina, and a rapper walk into a bar…

No, it’s not a joke from Music Mix’s (amazing) stand-up set — it’s Wiz Khalifa’s new video for his O.N.I.F.C. single “Work Hard Play Hard,” which the proud Pittsburgher set in his hometown. The video plays off of Steel City’s working-class reputation, splicing clips of citizens — construction workers, ballerinas, athletes – clocking in for the day. It rings true to the song’s inspirational-poster lyrics: “Go hard/Make sure you do whatever it is that you gotta do/That’s your job.”

Meanwhile, Wiz himself is also hard at work, delivering his three-verse rap from derelict Rust Belt milieus and giving the clip a decidedly more hard-hatted vibe than his other Pittsburgh opus, the celebratory “Black and Yellow.”

But that’s not to say it’s all heavy lifting and pirouetting. As the song’s title promises, things end on an upbeat note, with Wiz and the rest of the video’s gainfully employed convening at the same bar to let off steam — a.k.a., shots!

Loosen up that tie and give Wiz’s new video a spin below:

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Coachella Sunday night: Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg bring along a lot of friends...and a Tupac hologram

Who didn’t Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg trot out to close the Coachella Festival on Sunday night? The full retinue was a veritable Hip Hop Hall of Fame: 50 Cent, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Kurupt, Warren G, Nate Dogg (via montage tribute), a two-story LED projection of Frank Sinatra, and a Tupac Shakur hologram. All that was missing was gin and juice gratis for every audience member.

Of course, the West has never been shy to throw up the “W” and the Dogg and Doc delivered a bell-ringing performance to please the hometown crowd. Backed by a full band, the set list was both party-to-go and paean to the last two decades of gangsta rap. After all, when Andre Young dropped The Chronic 20 years ago, the genre retained its marine blue menace and instilled fear into the hearts of sweater-clad suburban parents. Today, Dr. Dre is a gangsta eminence grise and savvy headphone entrepreneur. Meanwhile his one-time sidekick Snoop Dogg has starred in movies, television shows, and leased his star wattage to more products than Ron Popeil.

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Maroon 5's 'Payphone' single: Has the band chosen a new 'Direction'? Listen here!

The last thing I want to do is stir the melodious pot, but if you’ve heard the leak of Maroon 5’s new single “Payphone” (featuring a drop-in by noted botanist Wiz Khalifa), do you agree that the sprightly song could very easily be sung by One Direction?

With a synthy hook and Adam Levine sweetly crooning, “If happy ever after did exist, I would still be holding you like this,” it’s pretty easy to replace the band’s signature electronic meta-funk with any of the boy band’s impish members.

But if you disagree, then ignore my diagnostic digression. “Payphone” is catchy, infectious, and overwhelmingly mellow, which is why it’s a welcome addition to a playlist I like to call Really Chill Morning Songs. Maroon 5’s fourth album, Overexposed, is due out June 26, but the single is fresh on the YouTube and radio circuits before it becomes officially available on iTunes after Levine and co. perform it on tonight’s episode of The Voice (8/7c on NBC). Take a listen below.

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Wiz Khalifa releases new mixtape, explodes Internet

Wiz Khalifa has caused quite the ruckus with his new mixtape Taylor Allderdice, reports CBS News. The rapper released the link to a free download of his latest tracks last night and quickly crashed the site DatPiff. Rick Ross, Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods and Juicy J, and Khalifa’s “Fame”-hungry new fiancée (and Kanye West ex) Amber Rose are featured on the set, which is named after the Pittsburgh native’s high school. Khalifa is currently working on his sophomore studio album, a follow-up to 2011′s Rolling Papers. No release date has been set.

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Kanye’s ex Amber Rose waxes poetic about paparazzi, ropes in boyfriend Wiz Khalifa on new single ‘Fame’: Hear it here!
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are ‘Young, Wild & Free’ on new single: Hear it here!
Singles Swap: EW’s picks for new music you’ll love

Singles Swap: EW's picks for new music you'll love

Welcome to the second online edition of Singles Swap (see the first one here), which until recently has only appeared in the print edition of Entertainment Weekly.

Read on below as we recommend songs similar to the ones you already love.

Jessie J ft. B.O.B.: “Price Tag”
It’s not about the money, money, money, says this sunny (sunny, sunny) pop manifesto. READ FULL STORY

Kanye's ex Amber Rose waxes poetic about paparazzi, ropes in boyfriend Wiz Khalifa on new single 'Fame': Hear it here!

There are plenty of people who are famous for reasons nobody can really decipher.

The Kardashians have carved out their whole existence based on this principle, though they surely have to tip their sweatshop-wrangled hats to the Paris Hiltons and Heidi Montags who came before them.

What do all of those parties have in common? They all eventually took a shot at pop stardom, with results ranging from terrible to vile to the worst single of 2011.

So it was probably inevitable that Amber Rose, the Kardashian of hip-hop, would go the same route. If you know Rose at all, you probably recognize her either from a low-level modeling gig, those ads for marshmallow-flavored vodka, or as a rapper’s red-carpet plus-one (she’s currently linked to Wiz Khalifa, and was on the arm of Kanye West the night he began his now-legendary beef with Taylor Swift).

Now you can know her as a woman who coos about the overwhelming nature of her particular brand of fame in a way that sounds simultaneously oblivious, smug, and whiny. But judge for yourself below. READ FULL STORY

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are 'Young, Wild & Free' on new single: Hear it here!

Snoop Dogg has been always been very public about his adoration for a certain recreational herb.

Fellow rapper and Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa shares the same affinity for said substance, which is why those two have made for logical bedfellows on wax; in fact, their tag-team effort on “The Weed Iz Mine” is one of the great underrated hip-hop tracks of 2011.

The smoke-friendly pair have dropped their latest collaboration, a summery track called “Young, Wild & Free” that also features Bruno Mars crooning a sweet nostalgic hook.

According to the still screen on the YouTube video delivering the song, “Young, Wild & Free” is the first single from the soundtrack to a forthcoming film called Mac And Devin Go To High School that should be out some time early next year.

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Britney Spears opens on top of Billboard 200 albums chart

The numbers for Britney Spears’ new album, Femme Fatale, are in.

Her seventh set debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 276,000 copies sold. Though it opens at the top spot, that’s a pretty underwhelming tally, considering it’s her second-lowest opening. Only her first record, 1999′s Baby One More Time, sold less, with 121,000 units.

Hip-hop talent Wiz Khalifa’s Atlantic Records debut, Rolling Papers, begins its stay on the chart at No. 2. 197,000 copies of his “Black and Yellow”-featuring set were purchased. While Adele’s 21 holds at No. 3: this g0-around she sold 94,000 albums. Check out the full top 10 after the jump.

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Wiz Khalifa wants to rap over Mumford and Sons: Good idea?

MTV’s Sway recently sat down with Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa and in the flow of their interview, asked Wiz what beat in the wide world of music he’d like to rap on.

Mumford & Sons,” he answered quickly, though not remembering the exact cut. “They got a really tight song that I wanna rap over, that I would totally rap over if I had the chance to. They’re tight and really musical. I like the instruments they use, like bongos.”

“That would be a good collaboration,” Sway responded. Really? I’m all for branching out. But a collaboration between those two sounds about as attractive as mixing orange juice with coffee. Hey, it’s just an idea, I know. And who am I to shoot down Wiz’s artistic right to explore? It could be good, maybe even a hit of gigantic proportions. I’m just betting otherwise.

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