Happy birthday to emcee Wiz Khalifa, who turns 24 today and enjoys using marijuana! Prior to the release of his debut album, Khalifa, real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz, won a slew of awards, including being named one of Rolling Stone’s Artists to Watch, one of XXL’s Top Ten Freshmen, and Source magazine’s Rookie of the Year.
Rolling Papers quickly reached No. 2 and achieved gold status after his eventual release. But how well-versed in the rapper from Pittsburgh are you? Here are ten things about Wiz Khalifa that you might not know.
10. Wiz Has Always Wanted to Have Tattoos All Over His Body.
At Age 16, His Mother Accompanied Him to Get His First Tattoo, but Even Before That, He Had Artistic Ideas for His Skin. “even Before I Had My First Tattoo, I Knew I Wanted to Be Covered Since I Was a Small Child.
in Order to Sort of Express My Experience, I Just Wrote Down how I Felt and Put It on My Body,” He Said in An Interview. “I Continue to Leave Small Gaps and Locations for Adding Things. I Intend to Get Ink Throughout My Life. I Don’t Want to Outgrow My Room While I’m Still Young. Simply Said, I Truly Want My Tattoos to Symbolise Something.
9. He Is Not Sorry for His Eurodance Song.
Say Yeah, a Song by Khalifa that Sampled the Familiar Synth Riff from The Alice Deejay Song “Better Off Alone,” Was His only Single for Warner Bros. Khalifa Has No Regrets Regarding the Song, Despite the fact that It Is Very Different from His Current, Carefree Style. I Adore that Song, He Declared.
It Was a Great Idea that We Had, and We Executed It Well, so For People to Relate that To Me, That’s Cool, I Like That. I Take Satisfaction in Not Playing Games with Myself. I Never Look Back and Think, “I Shouldn’t Have Done That,” About Anything I Do. I’m Just Making Progress, and It’s All a Learning Experience.
8. He Was a North Dakota Native.
Wiz, Who Is Regarded as Pittsburgh’s Biggest Hip-Hop Export, Was Actually Born in North Dakota to A Military Father. Before Arriving in The Steel City, He Travelled to England, Germany, and Japan.
Since He Had to Make New Acquaintances with Every Relocation, He Claims that The Experiences He Had Abroad Helped Him Expand His Horizons and Made Him More of An Extrovert.
7. You Belong to Taylor Gang if You’re a Wiz Khalifa Fan.
The Motto of Wiz’s Squad Taylor Gang Is “Taylor Gang or Die,” Which, According to One Version of The Story, Was Either Named After Khalifa’s Taylor Allderdice High School or The Chuck Taylor Sneakers He Wears.
He Declared, “Taylor Gang Is the Movement, It’s the Lifestyle.” “My Staff and I Work Together, but I Also Have Support from My Audience. Together, We All Represent Taylor Gang.
6. Khalifa Quit Warner Bros. Voluntarily.
Most Musicians Would Kill to Land a Record Deal, but Khalifa Was Content to Walk Away from His After “say Yeah” when He and Warner Bros.
Couldn’t Agree. Before Signing with Atlantic in The Summer of 2010, He Didn’t Release a Full Album with The Label, Instead Choosing the Independent Road for Another Year and Declining an Invitation to Join Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music Group. His Major-Label Debut, “Rolling Papers,” Peaked at No. 2 in March 2011—behind only Britney Spears’ “femme Fatale.”
5. His Mother Has Met His Girlfriend Amber Rose.
At a Pittsburgh Steelers Game in January, He Gave Them Their Debut. They Genuinely Like One Other, According to Wiz. Amber Is a Darling, and According to My Mother, Everyone Who Meets Her Adores Her.
So, It Was Quite Constrained. That’s Great Because that Means the Prospective Grandmother Will Be Okay with Amber Having His Children if That Turns out To Be the Case.
4. His Parents Encouraged His Marijuana Use.
Wiz Began Smoking when He Was Young and Vividly Recalls His First Experience. “I Truly Smoked Some Pot. I Was Awake Even Though I Believed I Was Asleep. I Was a Bit Younger than I Ought to Have Been,” He Admitted.
“my Dad Wasn’t a Fan. Mom Didn’t Give a Damn. They Eventually Realised that Nothing Was Being Affected. I Was Still Working. My Mom Wanted in Because She Smoked Marijuana, He Continued, Laughing.
3. Wiz Is a Nerd, at Least in The Movies.
It Makes Perfect Sense to See Wiz and Snoop Dogg Filming “High School” Because They Look Like a Natural Fit for A Stoner Movie. Telling Billboard, Khalifa. It’s a Fantastic Buddy Movie. Snoop Is the Popular Student at School, but I’m more of A Nerd.
Although It’s Difficult to Picture Such a Cool Person as The Geek, We’ll Have to Wait and See. “we Already Have 10 Songs and We’re Using All 10 of Them,” He Continued, Indicating that He and Snoop Plan to Produce a Soundtrack. Simply Put, We’re Doing Things that People No Longer Do.
2. By Declining the Chance to Tour with Drake, He Took a Chance.
Wiz Gently Denied Drake’s Personal Request Last Autumn for Khalifa to Join Him on Tour Because He Hadn’t yet Released “Rolling Papers.” Even Though the Crowds Were Significantly Smaller, He Still Wanted to Play for His Own Followers.
in An Interview with Xxl, Wiz Said, “I Don’t Mean to Offend Cuz or Anyone Else Who Might Want to See Me Do Some More Collaborative Things, but To Keep Buildin’ and Keep My Brand as Strong as What It Is, I Gotta Keep Focusin’ on What It Is. Wiz Said, “maybe when I Make $10 Million, Then We Can Tour,” Mentioning Drake’s $10 Million Haul from The Prior Year.
1. Black and Yellow Was Actually Written by Khalifa with The Goal of Becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Anthem.
It Was No Accident that Steeler Supporters Rallied Around “Black and Yellow” as Their Team Made It to The Super Bowl in February; Wiz Had It Planned that Way. when The Song Was Published.
He Expressed Optimism That it would become a club anthem in an interview with MTV. A few months later, he was singing the song at the AFC Championship, and it quickly rose to the top during Super Bowl week.