Who did you want to be when you grew up? Did you fancy yourself a doctor? An astronaut? Maybe you wanted to be a rock star. As long as there's a dream in your heart, you're never really done growing up, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike wanna be like Wiz Khalifa on the duo's latest track, "When I Grow Up."
That's actually the hook -- "I wanna be like Wiz Khalifa" -- sung over a hopeful, downtempo summer beat. The duo wrote the hook with the topliners before even talking to the rapper. Securing his feature was kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
"It's not meant to be taken literally," Vegas tells Billboard over the phone from his temporary home this summer on the island of Ibiza. He just rocked 10,000 people at the opening of he and his brothers' Garden of Madness party series, in collaboration with Tomorrowland. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike's success has surpassed their wildest dreams.