Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known professionally as Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter born on September 8, 1987. Khalifa has been in the music scene since the early 2000s, and he’s made a name for himself. His impressive lyrics, energetic performances, and great personality have endeared him to fans worldwide. He’s a talented musician, so join us as we celebrate his birthday today!
Cameron Jibril Thomaz, AKA Wiz Khalifa, is an iconic rapper with enviable fame. This talented rapper was born on September 8, 1987. he is of African-American descent and a Virgo by design. His birthplace is Minot, North Dakota and his parents divorced when he was only three. Khalifa has lived in multiple countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan, due to his parent’s line of work. He finally settled with his mother in Pittsburgh and attended Taylor Allerdice High School. As a teen, Khalifa began writing his music. He got his stage name, Khalifa, from Arabic, which means successor or wisdom.
Khalifa started recording at 15. He frequented a studio called I.D. Labs. A mixtape Khalifa made as a teen with other Pittsburgh artists got the attention of Rostrum Records president Benjy Grinberg, who signed him in 2004. In 2005, he released “Prince of the City,” his first mixtape. By 2006, his debut studio album, “Show and Prove,” was released. The rapper signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007 and released two more mixtapes that year before leaving the label in 2009. He went on several tours, opened for the Wu-Tang Clan, was named Rookie of the Year, signed with Atlantic Records, and released his hit single, ‘Black and Yellow,’ in 2010. This single reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After two more albums, the rapper released ‘We Dem Boyz,’ the first single on his “Blacc Hollywood” album in 2014.
In 2015, Khalifa collaborated with Charlie Puth and released the “Furious 7” soundtrack, ‘See You Again,’ a tribute to Paul Walker. In 2016, after 10 years of partnership, Khalifa sued and fired his former manager, Grinberg. Although controversial, the rapper has a successful music career. He’s been bestowed with multiple awards, including a B.E.T. Award, three Billboard Music Awards, and two Teen Choice Awards. As a famous rapper and singer with coveted fame, Khalifa has had a very public personal life. He dated the model Amber Rose in 2011, and the couple got hitched in 2013. Rose filed for divorce in 2014, and the couple was officially divorced by 2016. He has a son with Rose.
Khalifa signs with this label and begins a seven-year artist development period.
Khalifa releases “Show and Prove.”
Khalifa signs with Atlantic Records.
Khalifa releases his fifth studio album, “Blacc Hollywood” in August.
Khalifa competes in this show and emerges in third place.
Why We Love Wiz Khalifa
He is talented
From his voice to his lyrics and performances, Khalifa is undoubtedly very talented. He has no bad songs.
He is hardworking
Khalifa works hard in writing his songs and making them audio bliss. He rose from an amateur rapper to an icon due to persistent hard work.
He loves weed
Marijuana is a recreational drug and Khalifa advocates for the cause. He’s open about his use of the drug and is always seen with a blunt.
5 Surprising Facts
He was arrested for marijuana possession
Khalifa got arrested a day before releasing his ‘28 Grams’ mixtape for marijuana possession.
He has a weed sponsorship
Khalifa has always been open about his cannabis use, and he is sponsored by a medical marijuana company called The Cookie Company.
His parents served in the military
Khalifa’s parents are military veterans, and their frequent travels made him move frequently.
He is trained in martial arts
Khalifa trained with an eighth-degree red and black belt holder in jiu-jitsu.
He had free studio time
As a teen, the owner of I.D. Labs was impressed with Khalifa’s lyrics and let him record for free.
Wiz Khalifa FAQs
Why is Wiz Khalifa so rich?
Khalifa’s partnership with various weed companies like Weed Farm and The Cookie Company made him $28 million in 2017.
What is Wiz Khalifa’s son’s name?
Sebastian Taylor Thomaz.
How many tattoos does Wiz Khalifa have?
The rapper is heavily tatted and has at least 18 tattoos.
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