Nobody beats the Wiz

Khalifa gets his jig on at Chameleon Club. Photo by Leon Laing.

The 1979 film, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, tells the story of a struggling pro basketball team. Pittsburgh-based rhyme spitter Wiz Khalifa didn’t rescue the city, but he definitely put them on the hip-hop map.

Undaunted by his recent split with Warner Bros. Records, Khalifa, 22, is currently on tour. We covered his show at the Lancaster’s Chameleon Club on March 24. He also rocked the house at West Chester’s The Note on the following day. Khalifa graces the cover of XXL magazine’s 10 freshman of 2010 issue. (His collaborator, Curren$y, appeared in the 10 freshman of 2009 issue.) Khalifa told XXL magazine that he wants to work with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a 90s group that performed at Chameleon Club on April 3.

During Khalifa’s March 24 concert, he perfomed the “The Thrill,” one of the standout songs from his Burn After Rolling mixtape. “The Thrill” samples Empire of the Sun’s “Walking on a Dream.” Other songs performed included “On Tha Pill” and “Say Yeah,” his 2008 single. Khalifa promoted his Taylor Gang clothing line on stage by wearing a sweatshirt from that line. He completed his outfit with camaflouge shorts, gray Polo tube socks and black Chuck Taylor high tops. By the end of his set, he shedded his shirts to reveal his tatted up torso.

New Interscope signee Yelawolf and Lancaster-based femcee Miss Tiff opended for Khalifa.

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