Major key alert! DJ Khaled is still the best at what he does. The We The Best head honcho just dropped his 12th album. Yes, his 12th album.
His latest release, titled Khaled Khaled, follows the winning formula of its predecessors. There are unexpected collaborations like “Sorry Not Sorry,” featuring Nas and Jay-Z. There’s the hard hitting posse cut “I Did It,” which features Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Post Malone and DaBaby. And of course there’s a hit song or two.
Both of Khaled Khaled’s Drake-assisted singles “Popstar” and “Greece” charted in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Since dropping his first album, 2006’s Listennn… the Album, Khaled has continued to turn out projects featuring a who’s who in hip-hop and R&B. A certified hit-maker, Khaled has made a habit out of orchestrating timeless records. Singles featured on Khaled-produced projects have topped the Billboard Hot 100. Those singles have also broken records and won awards including a Grammy, an American Music Award, a MTV VMA, a Soul Train Music Award and a bunch of BET Awards.
In case you’ve forgotten why DJ Khaled is still the best, refresh your memory and look back at his 12 albums.
Listennn… the Album
Released: June 6, 2006
Songs to revisit: “Holla at Me” featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Pitbull; “Grammy Family” featuring Kanye West, John Legend and Consequence; “Problem” featuring Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss
We the Best
Released: June 12, 2007
Songs to revisit: “We Takin’ Over” featuring Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne; “I’m So Hood” featuring T-Pain, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross and Plies; “Brown Paper Bag” featuring Dre, Young Jeezy, Juelz Santana, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
Released: September 16, 2008
Songs to revisit: “Go Hard” featuring Kanye West and T-Pain; “Out Here Grindin” featuring Akon, Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Boosie, Ace Hood and Trick Daddy
Released: March 2, 2010
Songs to revisit: “All I Do Is Win” featuring T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg; “Fed Up” featuring Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne
We the Best Forever
Released: July 19, 2011
Songs to revisit: “I’m On One” featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne; “Welcome to My Hood” featuring Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne and T-Pain; “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” featuring Mary J. Blige, Fabolous and Jadakiss
Kiss the Ring
Released: August 21, 2012
Songs to revisit: “Take It to the Head” featuring Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne; “I Wish You Would” featuring Kanye West and Rick Ross; “They Ready” featuring J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T. and Kendrick Lamar
Suffering from Success
Released: October 22, 2013
Songs to revisit: “I Wanna Be with You” featuring Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Future; “No New Friends” featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
I Changed a Lot
Released: October 23, 2015
Songs to revisit: “Hold You Down” featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih; “How Many Times” featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean; “They Don’t Love You No More” featuring Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana
Released: July 29, 2016
Songs to revisit: “I Got the Keys” featuring Jay-Z and Future; “For Free” featuring Drake; “Do You Mind” featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future and Rick Ross
Released: June 23, 2017
Songs to revisit: “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller; “Shining” featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z; “I’m the One” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
Father of Asahd
Released: May 17, 2019
Songs to revisit: “Higher” featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend; “Top Off” featuring Jay-Z, Future and Beyonce; “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo
Released: April 30, 2021
Songs to revisit: “Sorry Not Sorry” featuring Nas, Jay-Z, and James Fauntleroy; “Every Chance I Get” featuring Lil Baby and Lil Durk; “Let It Go” featuring Justin Bieber and 21 Savage
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