by Katie Kimsey
Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa (a.k.a. Cameron Jabril Thomaz) will roll into the North Charleston Coliseum on Nov. 28 for a show with his crew the Taylor Gang.
The 24-year-old Pittsburgh native blew onto the American rap scene in 2006 with his debut album Show and Prove. He then put out several independently produced mix tapes after deciding to part ways with Warner Bros. Records. In 2011, and newly signed with Atlantic, he captured audiences’ attention with his triple platinum hit “Black and Yellow," which pretty much sums up Khalifa’s personal motto and the model for the Taylor Gang lifestyle: “Yeah, you know what it is / everything I do, I do it big.” “Black and Yellow” went on to become the unofficial anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Khalifa’s success on the road has also been notable, and he's embarked on three sold-out headlining tours this year alone. This close friend of Snoop Lion (as the former Snoop Dogg is now calling himself after a Rastafarian awakening) is known for getting the crowd involved with rants about his pot use and heavy partying ways, and his performances are equal parts energetic and mellow. Khalifa’s 2050 Tour will bring along several artists of the Taylor Gang including Juicy J and Chevy Woods (who is featured on the track “Star of the Show”). Lola Monroe, Tuki Carter, and Berner are also set to perform.
Tickets go on sale Fri. Sept. 7 at 10 a.m.
Visit www.northcharlestoncoliseumPAC.com or ticketmaster.com for more info.