By: Ryan Godhigh
Hailing out of Minot, North Dakota, Cameron Thomas, who’s better known as Wiz Khalifa, is one of our generations’ top rappers/songwriters. His flow is nothing short of amazing, starting at the young age of 17, he signed with Warner Bros. Records and released his legendary debut mixtapes “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania” & “Prince of the City 2”. Following those releases, his road for success was paved from there on; he quickly produced many hits like Black & Yellow, Say Yeah & much more in the years to come. Years later, he decided to sign with Atlantic Records and shocked the world with his very first album “Rolling Papers”.
Khalifas’ style is sampled from many great artists like Jimi Hendrix, Snoop Dogg, Camp Lo, Notorious B.I.G, Curren$y & many more. We can hear many instances of these artists in Wiz’s new album Blacc Hollywood, which reached the number one spot on the US Billboard 200 album list following its release. On August 18th 2014, Blacc Hollywood hit the shelves physically and digitally, resulting in over 90,000 albums being sold worldwide the first day. His main hit “We Dem Boyz” was popular enough but when people heard his songs “House In Hills” Featuring Curren$y, “So High” & “The Sleaze” they instantly knew the old Wiz was back and better than ever! Give this album and a chance and you won’t regret it! I give this album 5 Owls Up!