Posts Tagged ‘Khalifa’

Wiz Khalifa Talks Giving up Air Forces for Chuck Taylors

For this week’s installment of Sneaker Shopping, Joe La Puma linked up with multi-platinum rapper Wiz Khalifa. Wiz has always had a unique sense of style from his gear to his love for sneakers, both of which he discusses with Joe at Stadium Goods in New York City.

During the episode, Wiz talks about skating in Air Jordans growing up and how Curren$ y put him onto Air Jordans back in the day. He also talks about his son, Bash, and what sneakers he buys him, downsizing his personal sneaker collection and how he got into Converse Chuck Taylors. On top of that, he then reveals info about his recent workout and weight transformation and ends up buying sneakers for himself and his son.

With Rolling Papers 2 dropping on July 13th, see what Wiz is on sneaker wise in the video below.

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Wiz Khalifa Has Forgiven Kanye WestSort of.

Wiz Khalifa Has Forgiven Kanye West

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CSS Spotlight // Wiz Khalifa Over the Years

Still young, wild and free, Wiz Khalifa is a decade deep in the game. Over the last ten plus years, the Pittsburgh product has put the Steel City on the map and achieved star status, winning over a core fan base with ever-evolving mixtape content while sweeping Billboard with big singles.

Just as his music has evolved, so has his style. While certain sneaker silos have remained relevant in Wiz’s rotation, his favorites in footwear and fashion continue to shift with the release of each album. On the day of the Khalifa launch, we take a look at Wiz Khalifa’s style and go-to kicks over the course of his come-up in this installment of CSS Spotlight.

Early Albums & Mixtapes

Show & Prove/Deal or No Deal

Wiz Khalifa mixtapes

Heavy Rotation: Air Jordan retros, Converse Chuck Taylors, Nike retros

Wiz Khalifa’s rise to the top has been a winding road paved by hard work. At only 16, Wiz was already getting attention from record labels and putting out mixtapes. His first album Show and Prove released in 2006, followed later by the success of the single “Say Yeah.” While Deal or No Deal would make noise, a string of acclaimed mixtapes saw Wiz rise up as one of the most buzzing young artists in hip-hop.

Early on, Wiz’s style was reminiscent of many of his next generation peers. Topical streetwear and retro sneakers were a staple of Khalifa’s wardrobe, with Flight Club apparel and grail status Jordans standing out on stage. Chuck Taylors also saw rotation early on, with many of his beginning footwear staples remaining relevant throughout his career.

Wiz Khalifa in the Nike Air Hoop Structure

Wiz Khalifa in the Nike Air Hoop Structure (photo via seastorrejon.blogspot.com)

Wiz Khalifa in the adidas Superstar

Wiz Khalifa in the adidas Superstar Black/White (photo via imgkid)

Wiz Khalifa in the Air Jordan 7 DMP Raptor

Wiz Khalifa in the Air Jordan 7 “DMP Raptor” (photo by Skavenger Brandon via The Shoe Game)

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Wiz Khalifa Collaborating With Miley Cyrus’ Dad?

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By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Miley Cyrus isn’t the only member of her family rubbing elbows with rappers. It seems her father, singer Billy Ray Cyrus, may be in the studio with none other than Wiz Khalifa.

The rapper posted a photo of himself chilling with the older Cyrus on Instagram with the caption “The Start.” Billy Ray is holding a guitar in the picture which seems to signify that he may be adding instrumentals to whatever song the two may have started. Rumors around the industry confirm that Wiz is in the studio working on his forthcoming studio album so the hypothetical track could very well be from that.

Billy Ray became a star in the 90s with his 1993 hit “Achy Breaky Heart.” Miley and the Taylor Gang head have worked together before, collaborating on will.i.am’s “Feeling Myself” as well as Mike Will Made It’s “23.”

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