Wiz Khalifa – American rapper.
Whiz Khalifa’s real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz. He was born on 8 September 1987 in South Dakota. His parents served in the military and traveled a lot. They divorced when Cameron was 3 years old. Thomaz traveled around the world with his family. He lived in Japan, Germany, and the UK. Finally, he settled in Pennsylvania and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School.
Camera came up with his unusual pseudonym thanks to his Muslim grandfather. Grandfather’s ideas had a lot of influence on the boy’s mindset. The word “Khalifa” is Arabic or “successor”.
In 2005, the young man got a chance to work in a studio. He presented his debut mixtape Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania. It came out thanks to the representatives of Rostrum Records, who saw something special in the ambitious young man. A year later, the artist presented the first studio album, Show and Prove. It sold 10,000 copies in the first week. The LP featured such songs as "Keep the Conversation", "History in the Making / Never Too Late", "Locked & Loaded", and "Let 'Em Know". The album didn’t chart.
In 2007, the rapper signed a new contract with Warner Bros. Records. They released two successful mixtapes Grow Season и Prince of the City 2. The next year, Wiz presented Star Power.