DJ Khaled comes out the twelfth time and as usual, He didn’t miss.
“Khaled Khaled”, DJ Khaled’s 12th studio album dropped three days ago and after a first listen, i can’t help but to appreciate the beauty. The album having notable names like Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj missing, the 14-track piece also had already released singles “Greece” and “Popstar” featuring Drake with a surprise track “Sorry Not Sorry” featuring two legends Nas and Jay-Z.
Looking at the tracklist when it got released, i was anticipating two major tracks on the album “Thankful” featuring Lil Wayne and Jeremih just because i’m a fan of Wayne and also “Sorry Not Sorry” because it had Jay-Z and Nas on the same track for the first time. I also had my eyes on “We Going Crazy” just because it had H.E.R and Migos on the track, it was two different vibes coming together on a song.
The album is a star studded one and it did not disappoint, though i was not satisfied with what Wayne dropped, i mean it was just one verse but still the album was top notch.
After listening to Thankful, my interest was drawn to the album with Big Paper featuring Cardi B. It is an up tempo track as usual, Cardi B talked about her presence in the rap game and how successful she has become. The synchronization in the vibe and the flow was really top notch and forgive me for not acknowledging Jeremih’s impact on the Thankful song. The background vocals already had me in my feels then came Jeremih’s soothing voice which made the song a masterpiece.
“I Can Have It All” is another track i love on the album. The track features Bryson Tiller, Meek Mill and H.E.R. Of course Bryson and H.E.R killed it with the vocals leaving Meek Mill with the job of burying it all with his rap which he didn’t disappoint with. Then the shuffle played “Sorry Not Sorry”, two legends talking about cryptocurrency and encouraging youths and project babies to get into the system before it is too late. The album in general talks about success and attaining success.
Justin Timberlake was unique, golden, awesome and incredible on “Just Be”. His voice blew me off. I was trying to recover when i heard Buju Banton’s voice on “When You Come From”, the whole Jamaican vibe was cool with Capleton and Bounty Killer killing it. Often times, it takes me couple of listens before i get into an album, first listen for this album and i love it, i’m yet to have a favorite in the album, all the tracks feel golden but for now i’ll give you couple of songs to listen to: ALL!!!!!!!!
Overall I’ll give the album 9/10