Wiz Khalifa talks Drake, J Cole, Taylor Gang, New Album, Pharrell and more

www.hardknock.tv Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili caught up with Wiz Khalifa to talk New Album, working with Snoop and wanting to work with Pharrell. Video stars off with Wiz showing off his martial arts skills and smoking out in preparation for interview. Once the interview gets going he tells Nick why he thinks Atlantic is going to be a better fit that Warner Bros for him, what Taylor Gang means, how he sees J Cole, Wale and others as his peers, listening to music out side the Hip Hop genre like Angela Bofill and Animal Collective, how he meet Curren$ y (Jets), how him and Yelawolf kick it during the tour. Wiz explains why he turned down Drake’s offer to tour with him and also shares what his next tattoo is going to be.‬ Taylor Gang or be poor and vote republican! Make sure you check out more with Wiz at www.hardknock.tv Best Of Hard Knock TV Wiz Khalifa on working with Snoop, Diddy jumping on Stage, Tour Stories www.youtube.com
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Chain Gang

Chain Gang
heavy metal bands
Image by Dave Cross
Another blast from the past. I’m second from right.

It’s summer 1982 and I’m nineteen. I was walking down Goswell Road one morning when someone stops me and asks if he can take a polaroid of me. Turns out he’s from a photographic studio nearby and they’re doing a shoot of a heavy metal band that evening. Someone has dropped out of the shoot at the last minute and he’s out looking for a replacement. A couple of hours later, having shown the polaroid to his boss, he calls me to ask me to come along to their studio that evening.

I spent a couple of hours having my photo taken with these other people. I got paid £35 for the evening and we also all got more than a little drunk on the crates of beer the studio people brought in. I should point out that there isn’t really a band called Chain Gang. None of us had met before that evening.

The advert was for BASF tape. The slogan was "Metal by Chain Gang – Metal tape by BASF". It was part of a series of similar adverts for various types of BASF tapes. The only other one I can remember is a picture of a mod on a really shiny scooter. The slogan on that one was "Chrome by Colin – Chrome tape by BASF".

The adverts appeared in the music press (and on huge posters in tube stations) in about September of that year.