DJ Khaled‘s hugely anticipated latest album, Major Key, is available for purchase now on Apple Music!
His 9th studio album, this is Khaled‘s best work by far. Major Key is a carefully curated body of work that only shows off why Khaled is able to have such longevity in the music industry, including his ability to constantly market and reinvent himself. Features on the exclusive album are nabbed by Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nas, Jeezy, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Future, Gucci Mane, J. Cole, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Rick Ross, Bryson Tiller, August Alsina, and many more. As you can see, even though times have changed since two turntables and a mic, DJs remain permanent elements of hip-hop artists’ success.
Simply put, who else do you know that can take a risk by putting a new artist under their wing (Kodak Black), or bring pop singer Meghan Trainor out on a track featuring Wiz Khalifa and Wale?! DJs have lost the art of truly breaking records and pushing the boundaries of music lines, but never Khaled.
DJ Khaled has been a legendary tastemaker in the music industry for 10 years. During the prelude of his official Major Key listening party in Manhattan, opener DJs selected everyone’s favorite Khaled hits since his inception, a few bangers of which we had even forgotten the man put his magic touch. Being the genius marketer that he is, our reserved section was in line with the album’s cover (as well as the DJ booth) sprawling with thousands of flowers and a very serene mood filling the air.
Along with personally thanking his Epic Records promotional team, DJ Khaled took time to address Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid, and Busta Rhymes, who were also in attendance.
Now that we already have the pre-released singles like “For Free,” “I Got The Keys,” “Holy Key” & “Do You Mind,” fans can now stream the album in its entirety via Apple Music (below) or cop it on iTunes.
On Busta Rhymes: Let’s talk about Busta Rhymes for a second. Busta Rhymes in the building? Yeah. He’s also on my album, so I wanna shout him out because he supports me so much. I’ve known Busta Rhymes for at least 15-20 years. He’s always supported me from day one; not just on my music, but as a brother and a family member. When I see him walk in, I ain’t talked to him in 3 days, but when I see him walk in with that New York jersey on, cock-diesel, walking up in here, I said ‘You know what, that’s my brother.
On his new baby: Shout out to my queen, a.k.a. Nicky! [Nicole Tuck] She’s having my son, so my son is at his first listening session, you know what I’m sayin’? I love you, son. My young king. I can’t wait to get him all type of Jordans, and you know, take him to L.A. Reid’s office, talk #ClothTalk, you know, just have that vibe.
On Epic Records & L.A. Reid: I wanna thank Epic Records before I play my album. I been in the game — this is my 10 year anniversary. I been in this game for a second. Let me tell you, the energy that Epic Reocrds [has], I made the smartest decision bringing We The Best to Epic Records.
Special thank you to Courtney Lowery, Sydney Edwards, Epic Records, Lavo Nightclub, iHeartMedia, Stride Gum, Ciroc, D’usse, Luc Belaire, & DJ Khaled for accommodating us.
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