Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987), better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Brother Records in 2007. His techno-influenced single, “Say Yeah”, received urban radio airplay, charting on the Billboard Hot 100, Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008. Khalifa parted with Warner Bros. and released his second album, Deal or No Deal, in November 2009. He released the mixtape, Kush and Orange Juice, as a free download in April 2010, which became a top trending item on Twitter and Google. Wiz Khalifa recently signed with Atlantic Records and will be releasing his highly anticipated “Rolling Papers” album on March 29th.
-Wiz Khalifa was born in Minot, North Dakota
-Wiz Khalifa lived in Germany, England, and Japan before settling in Pittsburgh, PA.
-His stage name is derived from khalifa, an Arabic word meaning “successor”, wisdom, which was shortened to Wiz when Khalifa was fifteen.