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Wiz Khalifa

Khalifa performing Under the Influence Tour 2012 in Toronto.
Background information
Birth name Cameron Jibril Thomaz
Born (1987-09-08) September 8, 1987 (age 29)
Minot, North Dakota, U.S.
Origin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)

Rapper
singer
songwriter
actor

Years active 2005–present
Labels

Rostrum
Taylor Gang
Atlantic
Warner Bros.

Associated acts

Chevy Woods
Curren$y
DJ Mustard
Juicy J
Mac Miller
Snoop Dogg
Smoke DZA
Ty Dolla Sign
Lil Uzi Vert
YG
Fall Out Boy

Website wizkhalifa.com

I started writing songs when I was eight.
I don’t consider myself an A-list celebrity or a big dog, but every time I meet somebody, even rappers who’ve been in the game for years… they’re like, ‘Man, I’m trying to get on your level.’
Wiz Khalifa
 I have an idea of who I want to be, I have a vision of my own success.
Yeah, baggy jeans are done. Nobody wants to wear big, baggy jeans. Baggy jeans are completely over with.
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I like a lot of old-school R&B, soul, and classic rock.
When you’re from the East Coast or you’re from the South, people expect you to sound a certain way. So if you don’t sound that way, people won’t label you as that type of artist. For me, I had a whole new lane to create for myself being from Pittsburgh and being a Midwest artist.
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There’s people who I admire like… Dr. Dre, Puff Daddy, Master P, people who built their stuff and are still going.
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‘Khalifa’ is Arabic, it means successor, leader, shining light. My granddad is Muslim and he gave me that name.
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I sleep on my stomach with my head under a bunch of pillows so if someone wants to come in and try to kill me they can’t tell if I’m there or not, so they’ll just leave.
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My music and my fan base is really built off of my lifestyle.
I never got nervous performing my own material.
My live performance, it just comes from feeling an energy and emotion from the crowd.
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I never write from concept. The beat is the beginning, and then I fill in the rest of the song into what it should be.
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I’ve been pretty focused my entire life, and now that I have a family, I’m just going to keep that focus, but it’s going to be a family focus.
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The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what’s popular.
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Every artist picks what they want to put out there, what image they want to portray, and what they want people to know about where they’re from.
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I think hip-hop is really fun right now… and that’s why people are using dance beats and singing more.
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I don't take time off.
I groom, but it doesn't take me a long time to get to what people see.
I’ve done a lot of work to get where I’m at, but I have to keep working.
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Every day is new. It's just a new day. I look at six hours at a time.
I love tattoos.
I'm always hustling.
Even with whatever people want to label me with, there are so many other sides to me.
Wiz Khalifa
I don't have problems with people, because if I do, I address it.
I have an idea of who I want to be, I have a vision of my own success.
Philly is more East Coast than Pittsburgh. It’s closer to New Jersey and New York, so the vibe is way more fast-paced.
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I have a huge span of fans, some who know all my radio songs and are familiar with my popular stuff and then some who have their own personal favorites. When I do my show, I try to take into consideration all those people.
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I think wherever you go, when people hear good music, they will react to it.
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I made my first mix tape when I was 14.
I see myself as like the lead singer of a band or something.
People connect with me just as a cool, around-the-way type of guy.
Whatever I do, I do it because I want to do it and because it’s completely, 100% me.
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My dad has been a big influence on me, because he’s always had his own business. He really taught me business sense and how to be a focused individual, but also how to have fun and make everyone around you have fun.
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I love my wife. We FaceTime and we talk on the phone and she travels to come see me when she can. But she works as well. But we see each other a lot more than people would think, though, because we make it happen and we love each other so much.
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I never want to confuse people or go over their heads.
Just growing up in Pittsburgh and knowing different neighborhoods, having family there and just loving it, it’s like no other place.
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Since I was younger I've been making the best out of nothing.
The name ‘Wiz’ comes from me being the youngest dude in my age group of people that I hung out with. I was pretty good at anything I tried to do, so they would call me a young wiz.
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I want to be an icon.
Brand names aren't important to me at all.
I critique myself way harder than anybody else could critique me.
I always envisioned myself being a rapper and being in the game and having success, but you never know what it feels like or how you’re going to be when you’re there.
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You don’t have to be a certain thing to be cool. If you’re white, you don’t have to act black or whatever. Just be you and know who you are.
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