The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to partner with Microsoft Zune for Five Minutes with Fame, an exclusive video series on the Zune Marketplace featuring some of the most current and noteworthy singers, songwriters and bands on today’s charts. After a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum, we sit down to talk with each artist about their music, the road to their success, inspirations, being on tour, and of course, some of their favorite artists and artifacts highlighted in the Museum.
Along with the Microsoft's Zune Marketplace on PC and XBox Live, the only place you’ll be able to see these videos is right here each week on rockhall.com. This week we’re kicking off with an interview with hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa.
Possessing a keenness that belied his age, Pittsburgh, PA artist Wiz Khalifa came to be a rising star over the course of the late 2000s based on his young bravado and hardcore yet charismatic execution of rhymes. Performing since the age of 12 and consciously building up his city's hip-hop reputation, he sought to create a sound that was uniquely Pittsburgh, relying on his East Coast (Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan), Southern (Three 6 Mafia), and other (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) hip-hop influences. Now at the age of 23, Khalifa has a #1 song with “Black and Yellow” as well as a Best New Aritst Nomination this year from BET.
Watch Wiz’s interview and tour at the Rock Hall below, and be sure to check back next week for Robyn’s Five Minutes with Fame at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the Zune Marketplace!