Wiz Khalifa was 16-year-old student at Pittsburgh's Taylor Allderdice High School when he attracted the attention of Rostrum Records president Benjy Grinberg. Over the course of the next several years, he would develop a massive grassroots following that culminated in the release of the landmark mixtape Kush & OJ and breakout smash "Black and Yellow" in 2010.

Today, September 8th, is Wiz's 29th birthday. Let us celebrate by revisiting 10 of the best tracks from the first half of his career, up until the 2011 release of Rolling Papers. Click through the gallery to listen.