In 2007, young Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records and release a Billboard top 25 hit with “Say Yea.” After over two years of waiting and numerous album delays, the rapper has left the label.
“We feel that this ‘divorce’ is the best thing for both parties at this juncture and we appreciate the leniency Warner has shown with our release. We are excited to be independent again,” said Benjy Grinberg, Rostrum Records president, Wiz’s indie label.
He was 19 when he signed, and now at the age of 21 is looking forward to the future. However, he hold no bad grudges with his former label.
“I’d like to thank Warner Bros. for understanding our reasons for wanting to leave. I learned a lot during my time there and matured as an artist during the process,” Wiz said. “I’m happy to be moving on with all of my material and having the chance to be in control of my next moves.”
The rest of 2009 is set to be a busy one for Wiz. He’ll be dropping a new single called “Teach U To Fly,” a mixtape entitled How Fly with New Orleans MC Curren$y, and another solo mixtape to follow up his critically acclaimed Flight School release for the fall.
Wiz is currently touring the country on his “Orientation Tour” with remaining stops in Alabama, Ohio, Atlanta, Florida, St Louis, and ending July 31st in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.
For more info and to stay updated on Wiz, visit MySpace.com/WizKhalifa.