Examples of Taylor Gang
Examples of Taylor Gang
Where does Taylor Gang come from?
Taylor Gang was coined back in 2006 to describe Wiz Khalifa’s “crew” and his growing number of fans. Wiz Khalifa (Cameron Jibril Thomaz), a rap artist known best for his 2011 hit “Black and Yellow,” came up with the name as a tribute to his Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania high school, Taylor Allderdice, as well as a reference to the Chuck Taylor shoes the artist favors.
Taylor Gang is more than just a group identity, though. As Wiz described it in a 2011 interview, Taylor Gang is a way of life involving getting high and making money.
In 2008, Wiz Khalifa started Taylor Gang Entertainment, a music and film production company based in Pittsburgh. His label has signed Juicy J, a member of Three 6 Mafia, and up-and-coming hip-hop artists like Lala Monroe and Tuki Carter. They are all part of the Taylor Gang.
Wiz brought out Taylor Gang, Skies, and Swae Lee. Dude is such a good artist to see live.
— RIUIGIGIS (@RUggles6) July 23, 2018
The motto of the whole Taylor gang scene, including the production company, is Taylor Gang or Die, often abbreviated TGOD.
It’s still Taylor Gang or Die
— don darko. M²O (@DoniHendrix_iam) July 24, 2018
Who uses Taylor Gang?
Taylor Gang is a gang in the “band of friends” sense of the word. Wiz Khalifa was a pretty quiet kid in high school and despite his heavy pot-smoking ways, he never got mixed up in criminal gang drama.
The term Taylor Gang can cause some confusion, but the vague definition given to it by Wiz makes that understandable. That ambiguity lets people use it as a reference to the hip-hop collective based in the Taylor Gang Entertainment production company, Wiz Khalifa fans, and the lifestyle Wiz is promoting—Chucks and all.
Just wanna say I love y’all my friends Taylors, no matter where y’all are from, we’re family, same bllod, same shit, Taylor Gang worldwide 🤘🏾🤑 Roll some smoke some and fuck wit RP2 🐉
— Kené_TGOD (@xGameAnime) July 19, 2018
— Ntokozo Mahlobo (@datkidROBO) July 20, 2018
Taylor Gang released two mixtapes as a collective in 2014 and 2016, involving Taylor Gang or Taylor Gang or Die in their titles.
Wiz Khalifa and his whole scene isn’t as popular today as he was in the late 2000s and early 2010s, but he still has a huge following—even if they’re just a bit nostalgic.
Saw a dude wearing a Taylor Gang or Die shirt today. Glad 2008 is back in style.
— Shayla👑 (@shayculp) July 24, 2018