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"I've done what I've done on the underground level, then crossing over to the mainstream and having a little bit of success there, and I'm still growing," says the rapper, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz. "It's the perfect time to drop the album and make a perfect impression on the people, so we can have a good year like everyone wants us to."
"He puts a lot of care and attention into his live shows, and at this point he's a seasoned veteran," says Benjy Grinberg, Khalifa's manager and president of Rostrum Records. "Wiz loves being on the road and has built this cult following through that."