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Wiz Khalifa had lived in four foreign countries before he got settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a young teenager. The international experience gave his rap a more cosmopolitan feel and was eventually described as eurodance. With parents in the military during his early formative years, Cameron Jabril Thomaz was exposed to more than just inner city rap and music.
Even as a 16-year-old, industry executives could tell that Khalifa was a diamond in the rough. After his first mixed tape release, Rolling Stone magazine jacked up his stock with mentioning in 2005 that he was one to watch in the future. He proved them all right.
Warner Bros. Records snapped him up shortly after his debut release of the Show and Prove album. He cut some singles with the label that tracked well on all the independent music ranking forums. Before he released his second album though, he split the sheets with Warner and went out on his own to produce Deal or No Deal. It didn't take too long before another label came a calling.
Atlantic Records wanted to partner up with the hot rapper. Atlantic latched on right in time as he released a Billboard No. 1 single called Black and Yellow. Khalifa then cut his third album offering with Atlantic in 2011 called Rolling Papers.
As his influence in the rap genre grows so does his association with the icons of rap. He hangs with Snoop Dog, Juicy J, Yelawolf and Mac Miller. Now that Khalifa has bought a huge estate in rural Pennsylvania, the boys can enjoy all the trimmings of Wiz' success. The compound has been reported to include a master residence with five bedroom, four bathrooms and floored all with an exotic Brazilian koa.