Wiz Khalifa is a Pittsburgh born rapper that burst onto the rap scene with his smash hit “Say Yeah” in 2008 and followed that up with the single “Black and Yellow” in 2011 which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also earned him a Grammy for “Best Rap Song” of 2012. In 2015, Khalifa is going on tour with Fall Out Boy. The schedule will take the two acts through cities throughout the U.S. for most of the summer. Find Wiz Khalifa tickets below.
|Date & Time||Event||Location|
Feb 11, 2016
|Wiz Khalifa||Gainesville, FL|
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
|Current Tour:||Boys of Zummer (w/ Fall Out Boy)|
|First Album:||Show and Prove (2006)|
Wiz Khalifa started his career with Rostrum Records, an independent record label he joined in 2005. He released a number of mixtapes under the label (Prince of the City being the first) and his debut album Show and Prove in 2006 was the first of many successful projects by the rapper. In the following year, Khalifa signed his first major record deal with Warner Bros. Records and followed that up with the release of two street accredited mixtapes: Prince of the City 2 & Grow Season.
Khalifa’s imagine and style has changed drastically throughout his rap tenure. A “tat, tat, tatted” up rapper at the age of 16, Khalifa was a street kid trying to make it out the ghetto. He knew he was destined for greatness and it was only a matter of time before he became a household name in rap. Continuing his relationship with Rostrum Records, Khalifa released his second studio album Deal or No Deal in 2009 which featured a more pop-melodic style that appealed to the masses. This led to him signing with Atlantic Records, a major force in the music world, and from 2010-2012 he released two major albums: Rolling Papers and O.N.I.F.C. Both albums debuted at #2, ultimately propelling the Pittsburgh born rapper into stardom.
Now-a-days you can find the eccentric rapper flaunting trendy clothing and performing some of the most high-energy shows you will ever see. Khalifa has made a name for himself in a genre where it is very hard to separate oneself amongst a sea of rappers all vying to reach the top. His fifth studio album and most recent Blacc Hollywood was released on August 18th, 2014 and is loaded with guest features including: Nas, Juicy J, Rick Ross, and Snoop Dogg to just name a few. His 2014 tour for the album (Blacc Hollywood) will be making stops in major U.S. cities such as NYC, Dallas, and Chicago to just name a few.
These days Khalifa is as popular as he could have ever imagined, he has toured world-wide and to date has had nine Billboard Top 100 singles with Black and Yellow peaking at #1. His high-profile relationship/breakup with celebrity Amber Rose (now divorced) has only helped secure his status as one of the hottest rappers in the game at the moment.