Steelers anthem rapper Wiz Khalifa hits town in November

Wiz Khalifa is getting a little ahead of himself – the up-and-coming rap star coming to Edmonton as part of what he’s calling “The 2050 Tour.”

The Pittsburgh, PA star may be more famous a lot sooner than that – even sooner than when Pittsburgh Steelers win another Super Bowl. Performing at the Shaw Conference Centre on Sunday, Nov. 4, Wiz – aka Cameron Jibril Thomaz – is still riding high upon the shoulders of his song “Black and Yellow,” which became what in both sports and music circles is known as a “gift from God.” The song turned into the unofficial fight anthem of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. Did it help the team win the Super Bowl? No. God listened to Green Bay Packers fans that season. But the fame certainly didn’t hurt Wiz Khalifa’s career, which has been going strong ever since. Along with tracks from his debut Rolling Papers – it should come as no surprise he’s worked with Snoop Dogg – he’ll be touring with new material from his forthcoming album, O.N.I.F.C., which stands for “Only Nigga in First Class.”

With the opening acts, Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Berner and Tuki Carter, tickets to The 2050 Tour are $49.50 and go on sale Friday.