Fast Facts

  • Started rapping at 9 years old.
  • At age 16, his mom took him to get his first tattoo.
  • Stage name originated from his nickname Wiz, short for wisdom and his Muslim grandfather added Khalifa which means"successor" in Arabic.
  • Founded Taylor Gang records, an independent record label.
  • His first number one single, "Black and Yellow," refers to the city colors of Pittsburgh.
  • Named Rookie of the Year by Source Magazine and was featured on the December 2010 cover.
  • Pittsburgh City Council declared December 12, 2012 Whiz Khalifa day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Donated 1,700 back packs to students at his alma mater, Taylor Allerdice High School and other district students in September 2015.
  • His 2015 single, with Charlie Puth, "See You Again" was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list for 12 non-consecutive weeks.


  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Sebastian Thomaz — Son
  • Katie Wimbush — Mother
  • Amber Rose — Ex-wife
  • Jibril Abdul-Hafeef — Grandfather


  • Birth Name: Cameron Jibril Thomaz
  • Birth Place: Minot, North Dakota, United States
  • Profession: Rapper

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