“There are many indications of the songs not being collaboration for Major Key, but [rather] songs pulled out the personal archives of an artist.”
Khaled Bin Abdul Mohammed Khaled — also known to the world as DJ Khaled [CEO of We The Best Music Group and President of Def Jam South] — just released his ninth studio album in the past ten years, Major Key. This comes four months after Ace Hood decided to leave WTB due to both personal and business conflicts with DJ Khaled; so, no — there aren’t any features from Mr. Hood on Major Key. There are 14 tracks bolstering features from Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, August Alsina Nikki Minaj and Kodak Black, just to name a few. The album was not self-produced, so the producers on the album are Southside, Nineteen85, Metro Boomin and The Beat Bully.
Since 2006, DJ Khaled has been putting major stars together on hot sounding beats to procure hit single after hit single. Is Major Key an instant classic or just audio hype? The album has noteworthy power behind it as far as appearance and production, but the overall vibe and construction of the songs are a bit all over the place. There are many indications of the songs not being collaboration for Major Key, but [rather] songs pulled out the personal archives of an artist who is set to release an album this quarter. Jadakiss seems to drop the most relevant and jaw-dropping bars on the track “Don’t Ever Play Yourself” — and Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz decide to go on their own lane and not follow Big Sean’s subject matter on the song “Work For It.”
The album is sure to get some spins in the clubs, lounges, and cafes during the [last] few weeks still left this summer. Khaled has come far from his Grammy Family days — and even farther from the Terror Squadian days! But, has he delivered a solid ‘key’ into the hands of his millions of fans on social media? Only time will be able to answer. For more information follow him on snapchat @DJKhaled305 to hear more about his keys to success.