Wiz Khalifa


About Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa is the reigning stoner king of hip-hop, a Snoop Dogg for the new generation and one of the most popular "new rockstars" (as Kanye West so eloquently put it).

Throughout his 8-year career, the avid Pittsburgh sports fan has collaborated with Mac Miller, Curren$y, Yelawolf, Mike Will Made It, Devin The Dude, Big K.R.I.T., French Montana, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Ne-Yo, Wale, J. Cole, Chris Brown, The Game, B.o.B., Kendrick Lamar, Prodigy, Jadakiss, Chief Keef, 50 Cent, Nelly, Fabolous, Machine Gun Kelly, Fat Joe, Juelz Santana, E-40, Xzibit, Tech N9ne, Kelly Rowland, Action Bronson and many more.

Most recently, he lost an uncle to gun violence and made Forbes' "30 Under 30" list. He's currently working on his new album Blacc Hollywood (which will feature Mannie Fresh, The Weeknd, Adele and Miley Cyrus), as well as developing his Taylor Gang Records imprint, which is home to Berner, Chevy Woods, Juicy J, Project Pat, Tuki Carter, Ty Dolla $ign and more. Stay tuned.

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Facts Only

  • Khalifa means successor in Arabic, with Wiz being short for wisdom.
  • Wiz divorced his wife, model Amber Rose. They have a young son named Sebastian Taylor.
  • Camp Lo, Jimi Hendrix, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, and The Notorious B.I.G. are his biggest influences.
  • He smokes marijuana on the daily and spends approximately $10,000 on herb monthly.
  • Khalifa was born in Minot, North Dakota, and his family spent time in the UK, Germany and Japan before settling in Pittsburgh.
  • His parents divorced when he was three years old.
  • He attended Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh.
  • Both Wiz' parents served in the military.
  • Khalifa avidly supports all professional sporting teams from his hometown, including but not limited to The Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates and Steelers.
  • Wiz owns a home in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

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