Wiz Khalifa Takes Home Top mtvU Woodie Award
Wiz Khalifa‘s fans are truly of the college kind considering the Pittsburgh rapper took home the top honor during the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards, an event that serves as the definitive award show for college students and the music they care about.
The ‘Roll Up’ rhymer took home the Woodie of the Year at the ceremony, held Wednesday evening (March 16) in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Music Conference. Khalifa bested such acts as Arcade Fire, B.o.B., Black Keys and LCD Soundsystem for his work on his ubiquitous hit ‘Black and Yellow.’
Khalifa thanked his loyal supporters for selecting him as a recipient as well as those who helped him get to the spotlight. “First of all, what up to the entire Taylor Gang?” he said. “I’d like to thank my whole following, everyone who been down with me and got me to this point, supporting me from day one through everything I been through. Of course, Benjy [Grinberg], CEO of Rostrum Records, everyone who been down with me, of course, Pittsburgh, my city, I love my city.”
The ‘Rolling Papers’ creator performed his new single ‘Roll Up’ on a balcony at the awards show and then moved to the stage for ‘Black and Yellow.’
This year marks the sixth annual showing of the mtvU Woodie Awards.