Pittsburgh's favorite rapper, Steeler-loving Wiz Khalifa, continued to ride his recent tsunami of success, getting his second "Rookie of the Year"-themed cover in the last four months in the form of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. He was also named ROY by The Source back in November and celebrated with a simliarly memorable cover:
"I got a lot of work to do," Wiz told MTV News shortly before receiving the Rolling Stone nod. "I've done a lot of work to get where I'm at, but I have to keep working. And, hopefully, I'll be the best artist of the year."
Khalifa's Pittsburgh-centric "Black and Yellow" hit #1 earlier this year, and currently resides at #10 on the Billboard charts. His newest song, "Roll Up," is at #76 on this week's chart, and his album, Rolling Papers, will be released on March 29. Khalifa also co-stars with kindred spirit Snoop Dogg in a movie, High School, that will be out later this year. Of his co-star, Mr. Dogg had this to say, which I would assume qualifies as the highest compliment:
"I never knew him, but my oldest son used to play his music all throughout his house, and I'd be like, 'Who is this mother----er he is playing?' " Snoop said. "I'll be going downstairs, and I'd hear it in the bathroom downstairs and then I'd hear it upstairs. I'm like, 'Man, who is this?' Then I got hip to him and I started peepin' him and watching him and listening, and I'm like, 'Man, this guy is fly.' "