He recited his verse from the song, "The Check Point", from his mixtape with Curren$y, How Fly.
Shortly afterward on March 31, 2011 Wiz Khalifa performed at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the school's annual Dooley's Weekend.
His debut album for the label, Rolling Papers, was released on March 29, 2011. He is a military brat with his parents' military service caused him to move regularly.
Khalifa lived in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan before settling in Pittsburgh where he attended Taylor Allderdice High School.
Khalifa was declared an "artist to watch" that year in Rolling Stone magazine. Records and released two mixtapes through Rostrum Records: Grow Season, hosted by DJ Green Lantern and released on July 4, 2007, and Prince of the City 2, released on November 20, 2007. single "Say Yeah" reached number 25 on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 music chart and number 20 on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks.
The song samples "Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay.
1 trending topic on Twitter with the hash tag #kushandorangejuice, and "Kush and Orange Juice download” ranked No. He stated to All Hip Hop in June 2010 that he was working on a new album, but was weighing his options and had not yet decided on a label to distribute it.
Khalifa confirmed to MTV on July 30 that he was signing an Atlantic Records deal.Khalifa stated to that the name also came from being called "young Wiz 'cause I was good at everything I did, and my granddad is Muslim, so he gave me that name; he felt like that's what I was doing with my music." He got a tattoo of his stage name on his 17th birthday.When Grinberg finally met the 16-year-old artist, he immediately decided he wanted to work with him, later telling Hit Quarters: "Even though he wasn't all the way developed you could just tell that he was a diamond in the rough, and that with some polishing, guidance and backing he could become something special." Khalifa signed to the label shortly after and began a seven-year period of artist development.The tour, scheduled to last from September to November 2010, has, as of October, sold out every venue.In November 2010, during his "Waken Baken" tour at East Carolina University, Khalifa was arrested for possession and trafficking of marijuana.However, Wiz was arrested for marijuana possession the day before, and there were fears that the mixtape would be pushed back.