Cameron Jibril Thomaz, who is better known as Wiz Khalifa, was born on Septeber 8, 1987. Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper who debuted in 2006 with his album Show and Prove. Wiz Khalifa was signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1007. In 2008 he released the single ‘Say Yeah’ and it charted on the Rhytmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts. He released the album Deal or No Deal in November 2009 and parted ways with Warner Bros. In 2010 he signed in with Atlantic Records and mixtape entitled Krush and Orange Juice was released. Wiz Khalifa’s breakout single entitled ‘Black and Yellow’ with the Atlantic Records peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. On March 29, 2011 he finally released his debut album, Rolling Papers.
Wiz Khalifa was born in a family with military parents and grew up while moving from one place to another. He has lived in Germany, England, and Japan, before his family settles in Pittsburgh. His stage name came from the word ‘Khalifa’ which is an Arabic word for ‘Successor’ and wisdom. The stage name was then made into Wiz Khalifa when he was 15. Wiz Khalifa had released one studio album, two independent albums, and four singles.
His first major label album, Rolling Papers, was released by Wiz Khalifa on March 29, 2011 with Rostrum Records and Atlantic Records. Rolling Papers also features artists like Curren$y, Too $hort, as well as Chevy Woods. The album released the singles ‘Black and Yellow’, ‘Roll Up’, ‘On My Level’, and ‘No Sleep’. The album debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and it received generally mixed reviews from music critics. The album’s lead single ‘Black and Yellow’ topped both the Rap Songs chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. Wiz Khalifa also supported the album with his Rolling Papers summer concert tour which was a 30-city trek in 2011. The Wiz Khalifa tickets for the tour were released on April 14, 2011.
Wiz Khalifa is also set to release his collaborative soundtrack with Snoop Dog on December 13, 2011 and it is entitled Mac & Devin Go to High School. The first single released from the soundtrack is ‘Young, Wild & Free’ which features Bruno Mars. Those who didn’t get to watch Wiz Khalifa on his Rolling Papers tour in 2011 will be able to see him as he is set for another road tour with High School tour with Snoop Dog. So far, the concert has a 6-date schedule which will begin on December 5, 2011 at Terminal 5 in New York. The last date will be on December 13, 2011 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Grab your Wiz Khalifa tickets now and watch the rising star along with Snoop Dog on their soundtrack tour.