Wiz Khalifa Gets His Shine — At Last — On 'Mixtape Daily'

By Steven Roberts

Wiz Khalifa is far from new to the rap scene, but the Pittsburgh MC existed in relative obscurity despite being signed to a major label. Even his first single, "Say Yeah," which sampled Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone," didn't do much to change his status. The music video that accompanied it was so bad that I don't even want to write about it, because I know you'll Google it.

But in July, Wiz left Warner Bros. While a lot of dudes set a precedent of fading further into obscurity, Wiz kept working. He was working hard before, but it seems like Wiz went on a run after he left the label. He released two mixtapes — B.A.R (Burn After Rolling) and How Fly, the latter with his partner-in-rhyme Curren$y — and an independent album, Deal or No Deal. Then Wiz landed on the 2010 XXL Freshmen 10 cover.

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The MC built up quite a following, but it wasn't until he delivered the tape Kush & Orange Juice that he crossed over into the mainstream.

When Kush was first released, Wiz was a trending topic for two days straight and made Google's list of top trends. And now the homie is going to be on TV for his very own Mixtape Daily feature. Be sure to tune in Sunday at noon ET to Sucker Free Sundays on MTV2 and MTV Jams. Oh, and Taylor Gang members, be sure to use #MixtapeDaily along with #KushAndOrangeJuice in your tweets.

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