Wiz Khalifa Tickets

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Genre: Hip hop
Hometown:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Albums: Show and Prove (2006), Deal or No Deal (2009), Rolling Papers (2011), O.N.I.F.C. (2012), Blacc Hollywood (2014)
Awards: 1 BET award, 1 Billboard Music Award
Hits: See You Again, Black & Yellow, Young, Wild & Free, Work Hard, Play Hard, Remember You
Others: Single Black & Yellow sold over 3 million copies.

Bursting onto the sense in 2006 whilst still in high school, Wiz Halifax has since emerged as one of the rising stars in the world of hip hop. After the release of the massively popular single Black & Yellow, Khalifa has become one of the most popular rappers in recent years, with a number of bestselling albums and collaborations with some of the big players in rap such as Snoop Dogg.

Born in a in 1987 in Minot, North Dakota, Khalifa parents were serving members of the military, and in in his younger years he would move around from various military bases around the world. After his parents divorced at the age of three, Khalifia, real name Cameron Thomaz, would settle in the city of Pittsburgh with his mother.

Writing lyrics from a young age, Khalifa has his first recording experience at 12 years old, using a studio that was owned by his father. During his time in high school he would record and perform around his local area in Pittsburgh. He would catch the attention of producer Benjy Grinsberg, who had recently started up in own independent label. He signed the young rapper to Rosterm records, who he would release singles with, building up a reputation.

2006 prove to be a breakout year for Khalifa, when he released his first full length debut album Show and Prove. It got him more mainstream attention, and saw him featured in a number of publications as a young artist to look out for. A deal with Warner soon followed in 2007, with who he released two mix tapes. Singles such as Say Yeah featured in Billboards Hot Rap Tracks, showcasing the emerging talent and spreading his skills to a wider audience.

Despite this new success, problems at Warner saw him leave the label in 2009 before he could release a record under the label. Back with Rostrum Records, Khalifa released his second album Deal or No Deal in November of 2009. The success of this and further mix tape release Kush & Orange go the attention of Atlantic Records, who signed up Kahlifa.

The first single under this new record label would catapult Wiz Khalifa into the mainstream, with Black & Yellow -a tribute to his team the Pittsburgh Steelers. It went to number one in the charts, and has since gone multi-platinum. Soon after, his debut record under Atlantic was released, with Rolling Papers debuting at number two in the album charts. Backed with lead single Black & Yellow plus several other top hits, Khalifa had live up to the hype that had preceded him, and was now one of the hottest young rappers around.

Having developed a budding friendship with fellow rapper Snoop Dogg, he would feature in a film with LA based MC, in which they released a collaborative soundtrack. Mac and Devin Go to school and its soundtrack showcased the ever developing talent of Kahlifa, who was now regularly working with some of the top names and newest talents in hip hop.

He has since released a further two albums under Atlantic Records with O.N.I.F.C. (2012) and Blacc Hollywood (2014). He is also set to appear in another film, showing that is career is taking off a number of different directions. The sky is clearly the limit for Wiz Khalfia, who has since passed the mantle of hot prospect, and can now be considered one of the most popular rappers of recent years.