Die hard Wiz Khalifa fans know where he gets the “Taylor” in Taylor Gang from whenever he screams it out at shows. In case you don’t know he gets it from his alma mater Taylor Allderdice High School, which he attended for his high school diploma. He even dropped a mixtape called “Taylor Allderdice” in 2012, an obvious nod to the school.
School has been in session for a couple of weeks but it wasn’t to late for Wiz to show up and give more than 1,000 students backpacks for the rest of the year. The students were nothing short of shocked when Wiz showed up to bestow his gifts upon the students.
Wiz spoke to Pittsburgh’s Action News WTAE, and summed up how he felt about being able to go back to Taylor Allerdice and give back to the very children that support him.
“I love my school. I love Pittsburgh. I love being able to spread some positivity and give kids some hope. I just wanted to tell them to be themselves,” Wiz said. “Let them know they’re doing the right thing with their lives right now by going to school and dreaming big and just trying to figure it all out.”
Wiz gifted the children with $45,000 worth of backpacks for the 1,700 students, who all were extremely excited to see Wiz visit them.
Check out the photos from the Taylor Gang captain below.