By Rob Markman
Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller are hitting the road together this summer for their Under the Influence of Music tour and it's hard to say who will have a better time--the fans, or the two Pittsburgh rappers. During the nine-city jaunt they're planning plenty of backstage fun. "Your little crew better get your little selves together, 'cause T.G.O.D. is coming," Wiz playfully threatened his Rostrum Records labelmate during last Wednesday's appearance on "RapFix Live." "Let's go, Most Dope versus Taylor Gang. It's on," Mac responded all smiles, pumping up his rap crew.
Wiz and company get plenty competitive on the road. Fans got a taste of the fun in Khalifa's second "Taylor Gang" video, which he released in September. The Bill Paladino-directed clip is composed of concert footage from Wiz's 2011 Rolling Papers Tour. In addition to onstage shots, there are plenty of clips of team T.G.O.D. playing pranks and shooting Super Soaker water guns. "We play basketball, water fights, we ride bikes," Wiz said of the Taylors' backstage antics. "We're gonna climb mountains on bikes."
Last year, Wiz and Mac went out on the Green Carpet Tour, but their respective careers have grown exponentially since then and anticipation for their latest run is building. Mac is particularly excited. "We should do team building. Can we do safety falls?" he asked Wiz with a child-like glee.
"Absolutely not," Wiz barked, keeping up the faux-feud they cooked up for the "RapFix" episode. "We're gonna play board games, we're gonna have mind fights to see whose mind is stronger."