DJ Khaled, who is less of an actual disk jockey and more of a super-producer and social media star these days drops “Grateful”. The album features Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, and more.
DJ Khaled’s highly-anticipated album Grateful has arrived. The producer has already dropped several tracks, “Shining” featuring Beyoncé and JAY-Z, “To The Max” featuring Drake, “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, and “I’m The One” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne, which has already gone platinum.
Khaled premiered the album on We The Best Radio on Apple Music before it officially dropped. In an intro, Diddy praised the producer for his ability to create hits, saying, “He’s always been at a higher frequency and he’s always been about us.”
The album features a stacked roster of artists. In addition to those already mentioned, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Future, Migos, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Alicia Keys, and more all lent their vocals.
The pairings of seemingly different acts like Nas and Travis Scott show a blending of the ever-widening genre gap in Hip Hop. Combinations like Pusha T and Jadakiss, as well as Fat Joe and Raekwon, are attempts at keeping fans concerned with bars appeased amid a more predictable set of guests like Future, who appears on multiple tracks.
Combos like Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj on “Nobody,” and current singles like “Wild Thoughts” with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, and the Justin Bieber-featuring “I’m The One” guarantee Billboard placements and extensive amounts of radio play — especially when factoring in new songs by Grammy Award-winning artist Chance The Rapper and Belly, who is on a heavy run right now.
Grateful was executive produced by Khaled’s infant son, Asahd, who is also featured on the album art.
Stream Grateful on Apple Music.