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Everything About Wiz Khalifa

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American rapper and singer-songwriter Cameron Jibril Thomaz is best known as Wiz Khalifa. He was born September 8th, 1972 and he had his debuted while launching the Show and Prove album back in 2006.

 

Early Wiz Kalifa Career

 

He signed to Warner Bros. Records a year later and his “Say Yeah” single encompasses a great deal of eurodance influences. He was entitled to important urban airplay on the radios and he hit the Hot Rap Tracks chart and the Rhythmic Top 40 charts in 2008. He released his second album called “Deal or No Deal” one year later and in 2010 he created the “Kush and Orange Juice” mixtape which he enabled for free downloads. Atlantic Records became his second label and the “Black and Yellow” hit soon followed, entering the Billboard Hot 100. He released the Rolling Papers album as his first album under the Tlantic Records label in 2011, which was followed by O.N.I.F.C and the “Remember You” and the “Work Hard, Play Hard” singles.

 

In April 2013, Khalfa announced he had a son and he also presented his intention of working on an additional album that was going to be released in 2013. Together with and Curren$y, the rapper announced they will collaborate for the EP Live in Concert.  A fifth studio album followed – called Blacc Hollywood and it has some great tunes that can be enjoyed while checking out the www.ladbrokespartners.com affiliate programs. Songs recorded in collaboration with Miley Cyrus or Juicy J were also included on the new album. At the beginning of 2014 he released the “We Dem Boyz” single form his most recent album. The artist was sent to jail for marijuana possession the day before he released his new mixtape, but he posted a jail selfie and he hashtagged "FreeTrapWiz" on Twitter. The mixtape was soon released a few hours later, respecting its original release date.

 

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November 13 is finally here. Trilogy now available worldwide.

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The Weeknd and reps spoke with Billboard about the bidding war to sign Abel, clearing samples for Trilogy, profits from touring and eventually doing press. Excerpts from the article are posted below. Click here to read the full story on Billboard.

“But the press-shy Weeknd tells Billboard that although the Trilogy samples were “killing me,” he was able to get clearance from acts like Beach House (“The Party & the After Party”) and Siouxsie and the Banshees (“Glass Table Girls”). Only his use of Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat” on fan favorite “What You Need” failed to make the CD.

In October 2011, William Morris Endeavor music head Marc Geiger famously told Topspin CEO Ian Rogers that the Weeknd was able to command $25,000 for a show-even though he’d yet to play a single proper gig. Joel Zimmerman, music agent and head of William Morris Electronic, clarified to Billboard that the figure was used more as an example of the quotes mentioned in the bidding war to sign the Weeknd and his management-a deal that remained in process through January 2012.

“I had just booked Coachella for his first U.S. show, and I didn’t know if we were hired. I still thought this could be a one-off thing,” Zimmerman says. “Right before they came out to L.A., I flew to Toronto to meet everybody and get a handle on who they were and how we could work together. It’s been one of the most rewarding experiences I ever had.”

The Weeknd’s initial U.S. shows, with a limited band and set production, grossed an impressive $335,000 across five dates with attendance of 8,352, according to Billboard Boxscore. For a fall tour that began in September and ran through last week, the Weeknd returned with a new band, backup singers and a full production complete with custom videos.

Zimmerman notes that the Weeknd has already begun recording new material, and that major touring plans will bring him to Europe in the spring, the festival circuit in the summer and even bigger U.S. venues next fall. The artist may even become more accessible in due time.

“At some point, he’ll start doing press,” Zimmerman says, “but right now it’s been more about the music and the performance and just evolving as an artist.”