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Wiz Khalifa, real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter known for his 2010 single “Black and Yellow”.
Born to a military family, Wiz Khalifa’s early years were spent moving from country to country, never truly able to call one place home. This international upbringing has been reflected in the rapper’s music and found him success with his 2008 single “Say Yeah”, which featured Wiz Khalifa’s rap lyrics over a Eurodance track.
Taking inspiration from a variety of artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Notorious B.I.G., Wiz Khalifa plays with a range of musical styles within his tracks, but all are equally melodic.
Known for cultivating a strong fan following from a grassroots level, Wiz Khalifa found his popularity continue to increase after the release of his free mix tape “Kush and Orange Juice”. The mix tape generated so much excitement from fans that it ended up being the number one trending topic on Twitter shortly after its release, and led the rapper to sell out every gig in his 2010 “Waken Baken” tour.
Moving away from Warner Brothers due to delays in releasing his material, Wiz Khalifa switched to Atlantic Records in 2010 and released single “Black and Yellow” shortly after. The single hit the number one spot in the US charts and earned him a Grammy and MTV VMA Award nomination.
The success of this single bolstered anticipation for Wiz Khalifa’s 2011 studio album “Rolling Papers”, which debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard charts. It wasn’t long before this success was repeated when Wiz Khalifa’s 2012 album “O.N.I.F.C” once again debuted in the US number 2 spot with single “Work Hard, Play Hard” reaching number 3 in the rap charts.
Unprepared to rest on his laurels, Wiz Khalifa formed his own record label Taylor Gang Records and has collaborated with Curren$y on a collaborative EP. Furthermore, Wiz Khalifa upped his own achievements yet again with the release of his fifth studio album “Blacc Hollywood” in 2014, which hit the number one spot in the US Billboard charts.
Shante Scott Frankin, better known by his stage name, Curren$y, is an American hip-hop rap artist from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Born on 4 April 1981, Curren$y signed with Master P’s No Limit Records in 2002. He was also a member of 504 Boyz and made multiple appearances on Master P’s “Good Side, Bad Side” record in 2004. Later that same year, he signed with Cash Money Records and Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment and released a mix tape entitled “Welcome Back.” Additionally, Curren$y started Fly Society, first as just a clothing company, then as a company that also released music. Led off by the single “Where Da Cash At” he released his mix tape album with Young Money Records “Music To Fly To” in 2006.
In 2009 Curren$y signed with Amalgam Digital to released his album “This Ain’t No Mixtape,” which was followed shortly by the release of “Jet Files.” A year later he released “Pilot Talk” which featured guests such as Snoop Dogg, Mos Def and Big K.R.I.T. A mere four months later he followed up with his fourth album, “Pilot Talk II” which featured Fiend and Raekwon. On 11 February 2011 signed with Jet Life Recordings, an imprint of Warner Brothers Records. He released a ten-track album for free entitled “The Alchemist” followed by a mix tape “Weekend At Burnie’s.” Early the next year, Curren$y released his next album, “Muscle Car Chronicles,” followed by a consistent release of albums and EPs, and in 2014 he released “The Drive In Theater.”