After bursting onto the national Hip Hop scene in 2006, Wiz Khalifa has continued his ascent to the top of the Hip Hop ranks. His debut street album Show and Prove was labeled by Okayplayer.com as arguably the best hip hop release of the year." Khalifas first video Pittsburgh Sound debuted in the spring of 2007 on FUSE and was selected by fans as an "Oven Fresh Keeper. Later that summer Khalifa released his second mixtape, Grow Season, with DJ Green Lantern. He went on to perform on the DUB tour, and released his second music video, Youngin On His Grind.
Rolling Stone magazine honored Wiz in 2007 as a New Artist To Watch and his "Pittsburgh Sound" video was selected for the Editors Hot List a few months later. XXLs March 2007 issue featured Wiz in their coveted Show and Prove section. Mass Appeal named Wiz as the lead artist for 2007s Next of Kin. He was praised by VIBE magazine as an East Coast star in the waiting, while also being featured in their October 2007 issue as a Next artist. Major magazines overseas also took notice of the then 19-year old prodigys talent, with features in UKs Hip-Hop Connection and Frances RAP US.
In June of 2007, Wiz Khalifa signed a major record deal with Warner Bros. Records through his long-time independent label, Rostrum Records. Wizs first single on Warner Bros., Say Yeah, peaked at 25 on the Billboard Rhythmic charts. He followed Say Yeah with his second single, Make It Hot and two critically acclaimed mixtapes. Make It Hot peaked on the iTunes Hip Hop chart at 23 while his mixtape Star Power (released in September of 2008) was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. Wiz Khalifa recently released Flight School on April 17, 2009. With features in over 500 Hip Hop sties and blogs worldwide, this mixtape has arguably been Khalifas hottest and most anticipated release to date. Wiz Khalifas profile on Myspace has exploded, being visited in excess of 4,000,000 times, tracks played over 14,000,000 times, and accumulating over 70,000 friends from all over the world. Moreover, Wiz has been a Trending Topic multiple times on Twitter due to his name being mentioned with such frequency across the network. Wiz continues to record and performs across the country this summer. Wiz has shared the stage with acts such as Nas, T.I., Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, The Clipse, Ghostface, and Lupe Fiasco...among others.
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