Wiz Khalifa

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What does his name mean?
The origins of Cameron Jibril Thomaz's rap name Wiz Khalifa, according to the Dallas Observer: “Wiz is short for 'wisdom' while Khalifa is derived from the Arabic word for 'successor.'" So, there you go.

Where did he come from?
Like many rappers breaking into the mainstream these days, Wiz Khalifa is a mid-2000s major-label castaway who made his way back onto a major by building his own buzz via touring and free mixtapes. Wiz's 2006's debut Show and Prove was released on indie label Rostrum Records, which led to the Pittsburgh rapper signing to Warner Bros. in 2007....