With today's proliferation of mass media, pop culture icons have a tendency to seem overly ubiquitous. They stare at us from the covers of glossy magazines, talk to us from both the small and silver screen, interact with us through our laptops and hypnotize us with their inescapable hit singles. But too often these days, while our biggest stars may be omnipresent in our lives, we feel no genuine connection to them or their artistry.
Yet, hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg is different. While, he's everywhere, all of the time--from The View to 106th & Park, Sportscenter to One Life To Live, and from commercials with Adidas to Pepsi Max--Snoop's continuing appeal to his legions of fans stems from a true bond that they have built with him through his music. And like Bigg Snoop, the music's been everywhere. Whether it's a stadium stage or the screen on your mobile phone, Snoop has most likely rocked it. -http://snoopdogg.com
Cameron Jibril Thomaz,better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. Left his 7 figure deal and became Independent in 2009.
Khalifa was born on September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota to a mother and a father serving in the military. The family moved to Pittsburgh when Khalifa was the age of two. His parents' military service caused the family to move on a regular basis. Over the last decade, Khalifa lived in the U.S., Germany, England, and Japan. Khalifa has been influenced by artists such as Jay-Z and the Notorious B.I.G. His stage name is derived from khalifa, an Arabic word meaning "successor", and wisdom, which was shortened to Wiz when Khalifa was fifteen. -http://wizkhalifa.org