Wiz Khalifa biographyWiz Khalifa is a popular American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He became famous for the hits Say Yeah and Black And Yellow. The music video for his song See You Again has become one of the most popular in the whole history of YouTube, gaining more than 4 billion views.
ChildhoodWiz Khalifa (real name: Cameron Jibril Thomaz) was born on September 8, 1987, in Minot, North Dakota. Both of his parents, his mother, Peachie Wimbush Polk, and his father, Lawrence Thomaz, served in the military. The musician and his elder brother Dorien Tomaz, nicknamed «Lala», spent their childhood in various military garrisons, and not only in the United States. The family managed to live in England, Germany, and Japan.
In 1996, Peachie moved to Pittsburgh with Wiz and his elder brother. Having settled in a new place, Khalifa, who showed an interest in music from an early age, began to write lyrics, with the hope to record them someday. In 2002, a 15-year-old boy agreed with the owners of the local ID Labs studio. At the same time, he attended Taylor Allderdice High School.
Music careerAt first, Wiz Khalifa participated in the creation of mixtapes of other rappers, as well as helped beginners. The owners of ID Labs were so impressed by his diligence and quality of the songs that they provided the young man with as much free studio time as he needed.
Being unhappy with the delay in releasing his second album, in July 2009, Wise Khalifa terminated the contract with Warner and returned to Rostrum Records. A few days later he released the «Grow Season» mixtape and in November 2009, the «Prince Of The City 2» mixtape.
On March 28, 2011, the third album called «Rolling Papers» was released. Once again, the name was «dedicated» to the Warner Records label. As Wiz Khalifa himself explained in an interview:
Wiz Khalifa personal lifeThe rapper had the most notorious love affairs with a shocking actress and model Amber Rose. They began dating in the spring of 2011. Wiz Khalifa was a fan of Rose, he posted content about her on social networks.
On March 2, 2012, the rapper proposed to Amber Rose. They married on July 8, 2013, after the birth of the son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, born on February 22, 2013. Few people knew that this was the second child of the couple. Their first-born died without having been born in 2012; Amber had a miscarriage.
In the same year, the rapper went to jail. During the inspection at the Texas airport, drugs were found in his luggage. Wiz Khalifa was not particularly worried about what had happened, but carelessly posted selfies from the prison cell.
In July 2015, Khalifa filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife to take away her custody right over their son. According to Khalifa, Rose was a bad mother: got stuck in parties, and at home, she constantly kicked up a row with her mother and this made the baby nervous.
Wiz Khalifa became interested in rap music under the influence of performers such as Camp Lo and The Notorious B.I.G.
In May 2017, he began studying the Brazilian martial art of Jiu-Jitsu with instructor Rigan Machado.
Wiz Khalifa NowOn April 21, 2019, the musician released a video for the song Taylor from the mixtape Fly Times, Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young. The release was dedicated to marijuana day (April 20). In the video, the rapper smoked, swam in the pool with the girls and lay on a huge flamingo shape swimming ring.
At this year, the rapper also has been working on a new album, "#FUCC2020". The name is very telling, and for a reason: the musician tried to make references to all the hardships that humanity had to endure this year, from the uprisings in the United States to the coronavirus. The release premiered in early 2021.