DJ Khaled’s latest single gathers together some of the biggest names in hip-hop, and the result is “Hold You Down,” a song more R&B than Khaled’s typical collaborations. The track is off his upcoming album, I’ve Changed a Lot.
Entertainment Weekly, a site known for their no holds barred journalistic approach, recently asked DJ Khaled “what exactly do you do?” (Finally). He replied:
“It’s not a lot of people, really. DJ Khaled’s obviously one of the biggest DJ’s in the world. DJ Khaled’s also one of the biggest producers in the world. DJ Khaled is also one of the biggest executives in the world. DJ Khaled’s also one of the biggest A&R’s in the world. DJ Khaled also has a management company called We the Best. Also CEO of his own record company called We the Best. A publishing company called We the Best. DJ Khaled is a brand. DJ Khaled is a mogul.”
Do any of these DJ Khaled’s not speak in the third person? Maybe they could give a more satisfying answer.
DJ Khaled has assembled an all star line-up for another rap-banger. “They Don’t Love You No More” gathers together hip-hop heavyweights French Montana, Jay Z, Meek Mill and Rick Ross who discuss how it makes them feel when someone unfollows them on Instagram. #pussyniggasDONTwannaseemeinabox
I was hoping this song would feature Gordon Ramsay, but sadly, I was mistaken. Apparently DJ Khaled does not have connections with everyone. Until then, Bas and J. Cole will have to do.
DJ Khaled n Friendz recently released their single, “I Feel Like Pac / I Feel Like Biggie,” from Khaled’s upcoming album, Suffering from Success. This is a banger so big,
Diddy nope, Puff Daddy, could not avoid it.
[Sidenote: Diddy going by “Puff Daddy” for this track is like a guy emphasizing his last name at a job interview because his father knows the CEO. We know you were BFFLs with Biggie, Diddy. We get it. We didn’t forget.]
What if I made a remix of this song for bloggers? The chorus would go, “I Feel Like Perez Hilton / I Feel Like Arianna Huffington” oh, fuck it, that sounds awful. Nevermind.
If last year Drake’s motto was “YOLO,” this year’s motto is “no new friends.” (Try printing that on a t-shirt). I get it, Drake’s fame and fortune also generated a lot of new “fake friends,” and nobody wants that. But if that logic applies to everyone, you gotta wonder why Lindsey Lohan doesn’t have more friends…
“No New Friends” sounds like it samples Bon Iver’s “Hinnom, TX.” Taking notes from Kanye, perhaps? It’d be nice if that’s what “pulling a Kanye” meant. But unfortunately, it means something else.
Another ambiguous title for a DJ Khaled song. “I’m On One,” is something about cough syrup, and “Take It to the Head,” is another made-up euphemism for partying. Now we’re told “Don’t Make Me Do It,” Do what? To who? This sounds like an empty threat.
…would it kill this guy to write an easily understood hook?
DJ Khaled rounded up T.I., Lil Wayne, and Future for his latest, “Bitches and Bottles.” Ironically, this is the same name as my dog-sitting/day care establishment, coming soon…
“I Wish You Would” is the second single from DJ Khaled’s upcoming album, Kiss the Ring, (August 21). Now that the main problem – his constant turrets-like yelling – has been cleared up, I can focus on bigger issues. Such as, what is it you actually do, Mr. Khaled?…
Kanye’s “Cold” (formerly, “Theraflu”) is awesome, probably because it combines two of my favorite things: banging’ hip-hop beats, and reality TV (references to Kris Humphries & Kim Kardashian). It’s the perfect storm of pop music.
Also, it was very Diddy/Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Diddy – Dirty Money/Sean Combs of Kanye to change the name of his song for absolutely no reason. Rumors that Novartis, the company that makes Theraflu, demanding he change the title are untrue, and boring…