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Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Head to 'High School'; Rappers Set to Release Highly-Anticipated Collaborative Soundtrack to Upcoming Film; "Mac and Devin Go To High School: The Soundtrack" Is Available Everywhere December 13th(November 14, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/11 -- Doggystyle recording artist Snoop Dogg and Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa have teamed up to release the soundtrack to their upcoming film, "Mac and Devin Go To High School." The collaborative album, which features the Bruno Mars-assisted first single, "Young, Wild & Free," will be available everywhere on December 13th. The Smeezingtons-produced track serves as the first offering from the companion soundtrack to the film, which the two rappers are dubbing a "buddy film." The video for "Young, Wild & Free" was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by the film's director, Dylan Brown.
What's more, the two rappers have announced an exclusive, 6-city tour, being dubbed "The High School Tour." The run will see Snoop and Wiz bringing the sounds of 'Mac and Devin' to smaller, more intimate venues nationwide, kicking off on December 5th at New York's Terminal 5.
About "Mac And Devin Go To High School"
The film, set in a Los Angeles high school, sees Valedictorian hopeful Devin Overstreet (Wiz Khalifa) struggling to pen his graduation speech when it becomes clear that all his academic overachievements have left him with little to no real-life experiences. He finds an unlikely inspiration in the least-achieving student on campus, Mac Johnson (Snoop Dogg.) Mac, a 15-year senior and consummate ladies man, is smitten by the school's new substitute chemistry teacher. He soon realizes that the only way he'll truly have a chance with her is if he finally graduates high school. In 3 weeks time, Mac must cram four years of high school academics, while Devin must cram four years of teenage experience.
About Snoop Dogg
As a multi-platinum recording artist, television and movie star, the founder and coach of a hugely successful youth football league and a savvy adapter of modern technology, Snoop Dogg remains at the forefront of mainstream pop culture. The rapper is as active in music today as he was in 1992 around the launch of his timeless debut Doggystyle. With a stronghold over various social networking platforms (4.9M Twitter followers to date), Snoop is more accessible to his fans than ever. Snoop has been recognized as one of the most influential celebrities in social networking. With all eyes on the Long Beach native, Snoop recently released his eleventh studio album, Doggumentary. Snoop continues to travel the world performing live for sold-out crowds.
About Wiz Khalifa
Born Cameron Thomaz, but better known as Wiz Khalifa, the 24-year old Pittsburgh native took the rap world by storm in 2011 with the release of his 3x-platinum hit "Black And Yellow." The track later went on to become the unofficial anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and helped catapult Wiz to another level of rap superstardom. In March 2011, Wiz released his major label debut, "Rolling Papers," which debuted atop Billboard's "Top Rap" and "Top R&B/Hip-Hop" charts and #2 on the "Top 200 Albums" chart. The album has gone on to reach gold-certification and has spawned 3 multi-platinum singles; "Black And Yellow" (3X Platinum), "Roll Up" (1X Platinum), "No Sleep" (1X Platinum). Wiz also became a fixture on the road embarking on 3 major sold-out headlining tours this year.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
"THE HIGH SCHOOL TOUR" DEC --- 5 New York, NY Terminal 5 6 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory 7 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club 10 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle 12 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre 13 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
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