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The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what's popular.
I have an idea of who I want to be, I have a vision of my own success.
Whatever I do, I do it because I want to do it and because it's completely, 100% me.
Since I was younger I've been making the best out of nothing.
You don't have to be a certain thing to be cool. If you're white, you don't have to act black or whatever. Just be you and know who you are.
Even with whatever people want to label me with, there are so many other sides to me.
I love my wife. We FaceTime and we talk on the phone and she travels to come see me when she can. But she works as well. But we see each other a lot more than people would think, though, because we make it happen and we love each other so much.
I don't consider myself an A-list celebrity or a big dog, but every time I meet somebody, even rappers who've been in the game for years... they're like, 'Man, I'm trying to get on your level.'
I critique myself way harder than anybody else could critique me.
I think hip-hop is really fun right now... and that's why people are using dance beats and singing more.
I've done a lot of work to get where I'm at, but I have to keep working.
The name 'Wiz' comes from me being the youngest dude in my age group of people that I hung out with. I was pretty good at anything I tried to do, so they would call me a young wiz.
Every day is new. It's just a new day. I look at six hours at a time.
I don't have problems with people, because if I do, I address it.
I never want to confuse people or go over their heads.
I'm always hustling.
When you're from the East Coast or you're from the South, people expect you to sound a certain way. So if you don't sound that way, people won't label you as that type of artist. For me, I had a whole new lane to create for myself being from Pittsburgh and being a Midwest artist.
I groom, but it doesn't take me a long time to get to what people see.
Brand names aren't important to me at all.
Philly is more East Coast than Pittsburgh. It's closer to New Jersey and New York, so the vibe is way more fast-paced.
I think wherever you go, when people hear good music, they will react to it.
My dad has been a big influence on me, because he's always had his own business. He really taught me business sense and how to be a focused individual, but also how to have fun and make everyone around you have fun.
I sleep on my stomach with my head under a bunch of pillows so if someone wants to come in and try to kill me they can't tell if I'm there or not, so they'll just leave.
I've been pretty focused my entire life, and now that I have a family, I'm just going to keep that focus, but it's going to be a family focus.
'Khalifa' is Arabic, it means successor, leader, shining light. My granddad is Muslim and he gave me that name.
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