Wiz Khalifa is well-known for songs including "Say Yeah," "Black and Yellow," and "See You Again."
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Wiz Khalifa was a young child when he began creating and recording music. In 2011, he had his first major success with the song "Black and Yellow." In the comedy Mac and Devin Go to High School, Khalifa also co-starred with Snoop Dogg around this period. He subsequently released hit rap albums such as O.N.I.F.C. (2012) and Blacc Hollywood (2015). (2014). In 2015, Khalifa's collaboration with Charlie Puth, "See You Again," was enormously successful.
Cameron Jibril Thomaz was born on September 8, 1987, in Minot, North Dakota. He frequently moved since his father was in the military as a child. Khalifa found his passion for producing music at a young age. He began composing lyrics at the age of nine and recording his own songs a few years later.
While attending high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Khalifa developed a local fan base as an artist. Soon after releasing his 2006 mixtape Prince of the City: Welcome to Piscataca, he gained national notoriety. The next year, Khalifa released "Say Yeah," his first chart-topping rap track. He also released further mixtapes during this period, including Grow Season (2007) and How Fly (2009) alongside Currency.
Khalifa's career hit new heights in 2010 with the release of "Black and Yellow," a homage to his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. In addition, his arrest on drug-related charges generated news. Approximately 60 grams of marijuana were discovered on his tour bus while he was performing in North Carolina.
While his team did not win the Super Bowl in 2011, Khalifa topped the charts with this song. His Rolling Papers album, which peaked at number two on the album charts, contained the song "Black and Yellow." The CD also had a bonus tune titled "Taylor Gang," which is the moniker for his fanbase. According to reports, Khalifa's signature Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers inspired the moniker.
Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg collaborated on the 2012 comedy film Mac and Devin Go to High School. The singles "Word Hard, Play Hard" and "Remember You" appeared on his following album, O.N.I.F.C. (2012). Khalifa collaborated with various notable rappers on the album, including Juicy J and Pharrell Williams. In addition, he created his own concert tour titled Under the Influence of Music. Khalifa scored another smash as a guest musician with Maroon 5 on their song "Payphone."
Wiz Khalifa released Blacc Hollywood in the year 2014. The album included music such as "We Dem boyz." Rick Ross and Nas appeared as special guests on this song. Additionally, he teamed with Raw Rolling Papers on a range of smoking-related merchandise. In 2015, Khalifa again topped the charts with his duet with Charlie Puth titled "See You Again." The homage to late actor Paul Walker debuted on the soundtrack for Furious 7 and was nominated for many Grammy Awards.
Khalifa and model Amber Rose were married. Prior to their divorce in 2014, they had one kid together, Sebastian.