The Many Layers Of Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa is much more than a weed-smoking rap superstar.

Not only does he represent urban culture in a pure form, he adds depth to a genre with many surface-level personalities.


The Musician

It may be hard to believe but Wiz Khalifa has been a part of the rap scene for more than 10 years. He released his debut studio album Show in Prove in 2006 and has been skyrocketing ever since. Over his career, he’s had hit singles like “Say Yeah” “Black and Yellow” “Work Hard Play Hard” “We Dem Boyz” and most-notably “See You Again.”

“See You Again” broke a YouTube record for the most views ever in 2017, and now though back to number two, still has more than three billion views.

He also has critically-acclaimed mixtapes like Kush & OJ and the Cabin Fever series, along with six albums.


The Business Man

According to Forbes, Wiz has a net worth of more than $40 million, major bank.

This puts him into rap’s elite class of money makers. Wiz owns a record label, is a traveling DJ, has a mobile app and his own marijuana strand and makes millions from concerts.

Wiz is one of few rappers that owns a record label with artists that actually release retail albums. His artists like Memphis legend Juicy J, California crooner Ty Dolla Sign, and Houston’s Sosamann all have released albums under the Taylor Gang imprint.

Wiz has also made a killing from YouTube, as he started his TaylorGangEnt channel in 2008. That channel now has more than 12 million subscribers and six billion video views. Wiz makes top 100 in both those categories.

According to SocialBlade, his channel makes up to $7 million a year on average.


The Weed Man

Marijuana has been a very important part of Wiz Khalifa’s career. He’s categorized as a weed rapper, and he shows love for his marijuana habit very openly and often.

Wiz Khalifa has his own Raw rolling papers and his own marijuana strain, appropriately named Khalifa Kush. He also a mobile app named Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm. The app has more than 500,000 downloads and a 4.7 out 5 stars rating.


The Father

In 2013, Wiz and his ex-wife Amber Rose had his son, Sebastian. Ever since Sebastian has been a bit of a star in his own right. Wiz can be seen being a loving father to his son all over the web. On Instagram and especially in his YouTube Webisode series DayToday.


 

Andrew BarnettCOLLEGEHIPHOP Writer
Young writer from Alabama. Music lover and enthusiast. I've been a writer for years now and I write about any and everything. From news and politics to music and sports. Lover of research and learning.