Inside Snoop Dogg's facility in Inglewood, California, bubbles of marijuana smoke bubble in a screening room where Wiz Khalifa's new documentary series Behind The Cam (whose name pays tribute to the name of the rapper, Cameron) blasts Screen to illuminate. On this warm Wednesday evening, dozens of people from the music industry and journalists will sit down over tacos and cocktails to see Wiz infrequently.
Apple Music's five-part mini series reveals the Pittsburgh native's most intimate moments as if he were sending his son Sebastian to school in a yellow bus, prompting him to "watch his glasses all day long." ". In addition to his parental duties, there are also interviews with his parents and close friends. His mother, called "Peachie," described her grandson Sebastian as a reflection of her son when he was a child. The will was highlighted with adorable home videos by rap artist "This Plane" as a child. The similarity is striking ̵
Behind The Cam gives viewers a deeper insight into Wiz's journey to the superstar. At 16, he got a job at a local recording studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while still in high school. In those early days he was called wisdom. At age 19, he was signed to Warner Music Group and released the omnipresent "Say Yeah". Although the record deal got sour, the 31-year-old rapper fueled his work and worked with a solid fan of strength of his buzz. He went on tour, met and greeted and visited every store where he would appear.
His relentless attitude finally paid off. In September 2010, "Black And Yellow" debuted with great praise and reached in February 2011 No. 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard charts. The rest, as they say, is history. Wiz shows his rise and uses his platform to raise other creators. During a producer competition, Wiz gave an overzealous waiter in the elegant Tao restaurant the chance to make beats. By helping others, the family man offers a little introspection when he admits that his son has changed him enormously with Amber Rose and is committed to taking better care of himself.
To encourage this energy, Wiz feels humble The praise of his parents throughout the documentary. "It was funny because I'm not used to hearing my parents talk about me, we just talk about everyday stuff," he said after the screening. "That made me really appreciate their perspective and their point of view."
While it is obvious to see an honest view of Wiz's world, it has not always been easy to be transparent. "The process was really different for me because I'm used to interviewing and not really engaging with them," he enthused. "Usually it's someone who gets involved with you or tries to get you to say something you did not want to say."
"Anyone who really knows me knows it takes a second until the layers are really pulled back. See who I really am, "he continued. "That was the interview process – it took about two interviews to feel really good, but that's just me, I do not let people in directly."
Taylor Gang and Smac Media & # 39; Behind The Cam & # 39; are now available on Apple Music.