Video: Wiz Khalifa Talks His Name, Success With CNN

    Blog rap favorite-turned-hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa recently sat down with the folks at CNN as part of their Soundcheck series. For nearly three and a half minutes, the Pittsburgh native breaks down multiple facets of his career and his approach to recording and performing. For example, you learn why he decided to go with the name Wiz Khalifa. Wiz comes from the fact he’s the youngest dude in his crew, but he’s also a “wise dude,” or a “Wiz.” As for Khalifa, it comes from his grandfather who is Muslim and bestowed that name to the weed-loving MC. He also speaks on his fan base, which he admits is diverse, and his path to success, which started by just freestyling over beats with his friends. You can watch the interview below. [Rap Radar]