Many people will fail WHEN asked if they know Cameron Jibril Thomaz. That is the real name the hip-hop artist -Wiz Khalifa. Now, that is one new thing that you have learnt today. The next thing is to find out the best Wiz Khalifa songs released thus far. He is the voice behind many Fast and Furious soundtracks.
Jibril Thomaz has been active since 2005 with six albums under his belt. He rose from releasing mixtapes to making soundtracks for blockbuster movies like the Fast and Furious franchise. With Billboard-topping singles and billions of views on his songs, Wiz is known worldwide.
- 1 1. See You Again Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
- 2 2. Sucker for Pain
- 3 3. Young, Wild and Free – Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars
- 4 4. Black And Yellow [G-Mix] – Wiz Khalifa ft. Snoop Dogg, Juicy J & T-Pain
- 5 5. We Dem Boyz
- 6 6. Roll Up
- 7 7. Work Hard Play Hard
- 8 8. On My Level – Wiz Khalifa Ft. Too Short
- 9 9. Go Hard or Go Home
- 10 10. We Own It
- 11 Who writes Wiz Khalifa songs?
- 12 Where to download Wiz Khalifa songs?
1. See You Again Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
Clearly, See You Again is the most popular song by this hip-hop artist thus far. On the video-streaming website – YouTube, this mega-collaboration has over four billion views as of the writing of this piece.
Right from the starting notes of the tune, you can tell that it has a sentimental feel. The story behind this release is that it was a tribute to Paul Walker who passed away while shooting Fast and Furious 7.
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Charlie Puth created the audio then Wiz got an invite to rap in the chorus. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and in perspective, it is a real dedication to a lifetime friendship.
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2. Sucker for Pain
Sucker for Pain is not a solo project by Wiz. The legendary Lil Wayne is part of this release, which is part of the soundtracks for the movie Suicide Squad. The release hit the interwebs in June 2016 and featured X Ambassadors, Logic, Imagine Dragons and Ty Dolla Sign.
Having peaked at position fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it is clear that this tune deserves mention in this Wiz Khalifa songs list. The star power involved is another reason why Sucker for Pain is so popular.
3. Young, Wild and Free – Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars
From this list of Wiz Khalifa songs in order of popularity, it is easy to note he does well with collaborations. In this case, he works with Snoop Dogg while featuring Bruno Mars, and the tune has over 445 million views on YouTube.
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At this point, you can also label Khalifa as the go-to artist for film soundtracks since Young, Wild and Free was the lead single for the Mac & Devin Go to High School movie soundtrack.
Dylan Brown directed the audio’s video and features footage from the movie.
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4. Black And Yellow [G-Mix] – Wiz Khalifa ft. Snoop Dogg, Juicy J & T-Pain
One of the most successful Wiz Khalifa albums is Rolling Papers part because of Black And Yellow. Other hits from this album include On My Level and Roll Up, both of which are on this list. Crediting the success of Rolling Papers to Black And Yellow is no bluff given the fact that it was Khalifa’s first number-one single in the United States.
It is worth mentioning that this single was a collaborative work starting with Stargate (who co-wrote the lyrics), and the mix involved features by Snoop Dogg, Juicy J, and T-Pain.
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5. We Dem Boyz
About a month from the writing of this piece, the We Dem Boyz video will be five years old. The single is off his fifth studio album – Blacc Hollywood that he released in 2014.
The video features cameos from other artists like Ty Dolla Sign and Young Thug. It also got a nomination for the best Hip-Hop music video in the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Further, We Dem Boyz has a host of remixes, which go to show the popularity of the release and how it cuts across many audiences. There are remixes from Rick Ross to Puff Daddy, Meek Mill, and French Montana.
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6. Roll Up
Roll Up is another composition by Wiz and Stargate. After Black And Yellow, it was the second single from the Rolling Papers album of 2011. When listening to the tune, you will quickly notice that it is a bit different from what this hip-hop artist had released in the past. However, the unique but laid-back vibe of the composition was a welcome change by the fans, and that is why Roll Up is on this list.
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7. Work Hard Play Hard
First off, it is easy to relate to the title, Work Hard Play Hard. Besides that, the striking composition of beats and the effort behind this single give its edge. The people behind the production process include Benny Blanco and Stargate.
Regarding the video, Bill Paladino was behind this Pittsburgh-shot music video. Since its release, the visuals of Work Hard Play Hard have garnered over 185 million views as at the writing of this article.
8. On My Level – Wiz Khalifa Ft. Too Short
To wind up the greatness of Rolling Papers, On My Level gets a mention on this list. Now, is it just me or have you also replayed this song over three times in a sitting just because of its low-key enticing and laid-back beats that smoothly and perfectly blends with Khalifa’s rap?
On My Level would easily fit into an afternoon playlist to calm you down towards the evening.
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The RIAA has certified On My Level Platinum, and it also peaked at position fifty-two at the Billboard Hot 100. Eight years on since the release of this video, and it still sounds fresh and popping.
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9. Go Hard or Go Home
See You Again was clearly the leading single in the Fast and Furious 7 movie soundtrack and trumped other tracks like Go Hard or Go Home, which was part of the movie. In this release, Wiz features Iggy Azalea.
Since its release, Go Hard or Go Home has amassed over 129 million views, and that could be partly because of the hype of FF7.
10. We Own It
Khalifa is a big name in the Fast and Furious series, and We Own It from FF6 is yet another example. 2 Chainz and Wiz are the voices behind this track whose visuals are a lyric video.
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Wiz stands out in his verses and smoothly blends with the high-energy beats. It almost feels like Khalifa’s voice is synonymous with Fast and Furious. If you have watched FF6, you should have heard the track playing at the start and end of the film.
Who writes Wiz Khalifa songs?
Wiz writes most of his songs, and often with some help from other artists and songwriters. As a rapper, singer, and songwriter, Cameron Jibril Thomaz has perfected the art of performing his lyrics.
Where to download Wiz Khalifa songs?
Technology has revolutionised many things including music acquisition. For that matter, you can get the digital copies of Khalifa’s tracks right on your mobile device in simple steps. Provided you are on Spotify or iTunes; there is an option to download the songs and listen to them offline.
As we wait for new Wiz Khalifa songs, the above list gives you a nice collection of his best releases. Be it solo projects, collaborations, or creating soundtracks for movies, Wiz is a well-known hip-hop artiste with chart-topping music. You may not be a huge Wiz fan, but you have likely heard his songs.
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