About Wiz Khalifa
Wiz wasn’t always a badass rapper covered in tattoos and famous for dating people like Amber Rose. He was born in a home just like any other, in the sparsely populated state of South Dakota. Born Cameron Jibril Thomas in 1987, he moved around a lot with his family. His father was in the military, which meant little Cameron spent a lot of time alone.
Not in a bad way, though. That time in a new place where he didn’t yet know anyone helped him discover his love for music. He was writing lyrics before he turned 10, though he wouldn’t record them until a few years later.
Prince of the City
After moving around, Cameron’s family settled in Pittsburg for his high school years. It was there that he began building his name as an artist. And in 2006, he released his first mixtape Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania. It was only a year later that one of his songs, “Say Yeah,” got him on the charts, where he’d unknowingly go on to spend a lot of his time.
Black and Yellow
Cameron, who was now going by Wiz Khalifa, put out a 2010 song “Black and Yellow” to show his support for the Steelers. It blew up and was even played at the Superbowl, making it his most famous song to date. With that exposure, he put out albums O.N.I.F.C and Blacc Hollywood. Both had multiple songs chart.
Since his last album, he hasn’t been sitting idle. He’s often featured on tracks for different artists, even crossing genres by recording with Charlie Puth and Maroon 5. If you’re part of the Taylor Gang, and you know what that means, then you’re a true fan. And a true fan wouldn’t miss a Wiz Khalifa show in their city.
What is Wiz Khalifa’s music style?
This singer-songwriter dabbles in many genres, most notably the trap, R&B, and hip hop genres.
What are Wiz Khalifa’s greatest hits?
With such an incredible career it's not easy to pick Wiz Khalifa’s greatest hits. We've listed just 10 of his absolute greatest hits - is your favorite here?
- See You Again
- No Sleep
- Roll Up
- Black and Yellow
- We Dem Boyz
- Young, Wild, and Free
- Work Hard, Play Hard
- On My Level
Has Wiz Khalifa won any music awards?
Over the years Wiz Khalifa has been nominated and won a number of awards. From the AMA’s, BET Awards, to the Billboard Music Awards, Grammy’s and Golden Globes, Wiz Khalifa has a long list of nominations. And, that’s only naming but a few!
What has influenced Wiz Khalifa’s music?
Traveling around the country with his parents at a young age, sparked Khalifa’s love to write. He would write this thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences, and turn them into great songs.
Does Wiz Khalifa write his own songs?
Since the age of 9, Khalifa has been writing his own music and is now credited in writing most of his songs.