LIVE: Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa took the high road at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Saturday, Aug. 27 with special guests Jhene Aiko and Kevin Gates.

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Wiz Khalifa took the high road at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Aug. 27 with special guests Jhene Aiko and Kevin Gates.
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Aiko is an R&B singer who has collaborated with Big Sean, Kanye West and Drake.
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Gates is a Billboard 200 mainstay rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Khalifa is currently on the High Road Tour with Snoop Dogg.
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The tour, presented by Merry Jane, takes Khalifa across the country in two months.
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Wiz Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, created his stage name by mashing up an abbreviated form of the word "wisdom" with the Arabic word meaning "successor."
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Khalifa's major musical influences are Jimi Hendrix, Camp Lo, Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
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His career started taking off when he was just 16, after the president of Rostrum Records saw something special in him.
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Just two years later, Rolling Stone magazine declared him an "artist to watch."
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At 28, he shows no signs of slowing down.
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Pittsburgh is considered his hometown, and in 2012, the Pittsburgh City Council declared Dec. 12, 2012, Wiz Khalifa Day.
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But wait ... wasn't that supposed to be the end of the world?
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I'm not a superstitious, but maybe Khalifa prevented the apocalypse.
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On May 31, Khalifa sued Rostrum Records' president, Benjy Grinberg, after a 10-year partnership.
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Jhene Aiko joined Khalifa on the High Road Tour.
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Believe it or not (I sure don't), she cites John Mayer as her biggest musical influence.
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Aiko has an impressive amount of confidence in her own abilities.
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She voluntarily shelved one of her albums, which would have been released by the Sony, Ultimate Group and Epic labels, because she wanted to continue her education first.
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Kevin Gates in a Baton Rouge-based rapper.
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Since 2013, nearly all of his mixtapes have peaked in the Top 40.
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His confessional anthems were a good start to the night.
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