It was released for digital download on August 11, by Atlantic Records as the album's lead single. It heavily samples Zapp 's single " Computer Love ". The song received renewed popularity in , thanks to its use in TikTok videos. Wiz and Ty previewed the song and clips of the music video several times on Instagram throughout July In early , the song began going viral on video-sharing app TikTok , due to a dance challenge. The challenge sees participants line up behind each other, with one person in front to kick off the dance, and everyone else then proceeding to push each elbow out to the side before shimmying along to the song's chorus and then clapping along to the beat. On August 14, , Wiz uploaded the official music video for "Something New". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dimitri McDowell.
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A perfect balance of pop hooks, effortless charm, and stoner rap swagger, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa was one of the highest-rising stars of a certain sect of mainstream hip-hop in the s. With a series of hits built around slick rhymes and slicker production, Khalifa moved from mixtapes to stadium sports anthems and even major motion-picture soundtrack collaborations with pop star Charlie Puth. His charm, persona, and weedy wit were in peak form from the time of his major-label debut, 's Rolling Papers. After his parents divorced when he was three, he lived in various places and military bases around the world. His first attempt at committing lyrics to paper was around age nine, and at 12 he was already recording and producing his own records in his father's Oklahoma studio. Settling in Pittsburgh during his high school years, Khalifa laid down the groundwork for a solo career and kept busy recording music in a local studio, I. He stood out among the studio's regulars, prompting the I. Labs' staff to offer him free beats and recording time, plus bringing him to the attention of Benjy Grinberg, a former executive assistant to L. Reid at Arista Records who had started up a new independent label, Rostrum Records.