AHH Stray News: Nelly Honors Chuck Berry, PartyNextDoor’s New Music, Wiz & The Chainsmokers


Rapper Nelly has paid tribute to a fellow St. Louis Pioneer, Chuck Berry. TMZ.com’s cameras caught Nelly outside of Bootsy Bellows in Hollywood last night (March 18), where he gave a nice farewell message to Chuck Berry, who passed away at the age of 90.”We lost the first king of St. Louis,” Nelly said. “”[He was] one of the first Kings of Rock ‘n’ Roll, so today wasn’t good.”

While PartyNextDoor was thanking his fans on social media for becoming the winner of the “Songwriter of The Year” MTV Woodie Award, he told them to look out for new music being released between this Spring and Summer. “Thank you @mtv God is the greatest. This was a goal of mine coming off that world tour in ’15. New music for this spring/summer and thank you to my fans!!” Later, it was revealed by sources that PND could be releasing a new single as soon as Friday March, 24.

The Chainsmokers song “Closer” received the remix treatment by Wiz Khalifa. Wiz’s version to “Closer” was debuted at his live performance at the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival in Florida. His version of “Closer” is a combination of heartbreak and love. The song “Closer” was among the most popular songs in 2016 and was in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 32 consecutive weeks. Wiz’s lyrics include: “Khalifa man I’m fresh off of the plane/Been smoking so long I got my own strain/Roll up a joint and take it to the brain/Say you getting high well now you speaking my language.”