Top Tracks: June 20 - June 26
Summer officially began this past week, and with it came a whole bevy of huge tracks, most of the biggest ones being collabs. There's something decidedly warm weather about the low-stakes posse cut, and that's mainly what our list consists of this week. All but two of these ten tracks didn't appear on last week's Top Ten, with a bunch of stuff falling off in the past week.
DJ Khaled Announces Release Date For “Major Key” & Next Single “I Got The Keys”
Well it looks like we’re just days away from hearing & seeing DJ’s highly anticipated new single “I Got The Keys” featuring Jay Z & Future. On Friday night’s episode of We The Best Radio, Khaled announced that following the airing of this Sunday night’s BET Hip-Hop Awards will be the world premiere of his new video for “I Got The Keys,” featuring Jay Z & Future off his forthcoming Major Key album.
DJ Khaled Unveils “Major Key” Album Cover
DJ Khaled continues to promote the hell out of his forthcoming Major Key album. On Thursday night, the We The Best mogul served as a special guest on The Jimmy Kimmel Live show, where he made a couple major announcements and revealed the album cover in the process.
DJ Khaled Stars In New Rocawear Campaign
DJ Khaled was going through a career lull, when he turned Snapchat into his bitch and got famous all over again-- even more famous than he was before, it seems. Khaled's recent wave of success, which is attributed to his incessant motivational Snapchats, has opened up many more avenues and opportunities for the celebrity. Among them, he's now the face of Rocawear.
#TBT: Early DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled's stock was at a low when he released his widely-planned album I Changed a Lot last October. (It was evident that he had not changed at all. As this article will demonstrate. Khaled has always been incorrigible.) What followed was an unlikely resurgence, due in large part to the popularity of Khaled's Snapchat. He got his own Beats 1 radio show, landed a spot opening for Beyonce on her Formation tour, signed a new deal with Epic, and got listed on Time's "30 Most Influential People on the Internet" list.
Top Tracks: June 13 - June 19
For ten out of the 24 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, Drake has held the top spot in our Top 100 tracks list. Similar to the streak VIEWS is currently enjoying at the top of the Billboard charts, Drizzy's dominance in our metric of streaming-and-viewing success is pretty astounding, especially considering the mixed reaction his new album received.
Top Tracks: June 6 - June 12
Let's face it, as far as high-profile tracks go, there's no way this week (or any week really) could have lived up to the seven days that preceded it. Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T all joined forces with some combination of one another to make for the craziest batch of tracks we've seen in such a short span this year.
Jay Z, Future & DJ Khaled Shoot Music Video For "I Got The Keys"
It’s only a matter of time now, but DJ Khaled’s forthcoming single with Jay Z & Future looks to be closer to dropping than we thought. On Tuesday night, photos surfaced online of the trio looking extra dapper as they shot the single’s official video yesterday at the Queens Detention Facility in NYC. The single, which is reportedly called “I Got The Keys,” will serve as the follow up single to “For Free” with Drake off Khaled’s upcoming Major Key album.
Meek Mill Performs For The First Time In Months At Beyonce's "Formation" Show In Philly
Summer Jam wasn't the only big show that went down last night. Not too far away, Beyonce's "Formation" tour touched down in Philadelphia, and her official opener, DJ Khaled, had a few surprises in store, as he brought out Rick Ross as well as the hometown hero Meek Mill, performing for the first time since he was put on house arrest in early February.
Top Tracks: May 30 - June 5
Do you ever get the feeling that hip hop's current class of elites is more of a group of superfriends than ever before? Let's play six degrees of separation with this week's top ten tracks-- the most momentous batch in recent memory. At the top we've got DJ Khaled, who's collaborated with more of rap's A- B- and C-listers in his career than arguably anyone else, and who's accompanied by Drake.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
DJ Khaled Says "Major Key" Will Feature Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay Z & Many More
As the rap world was still processing the surprise Cruel Winter super-collab from Kanye West, six of the game's top emcees, and Desiigner, DJ Khaled went live on Beats 1 to remind fans that summer's here and that the season is his for the taking. With the help of Zane Lowe, Khaled just shared the first single off his upcoming album, Major Key. It's titled "F*ck Me For Free," or "for radio purposes, "For Free." The song is a loose, breezy party anthem from Drake and is produced by the OVO team of Nineteen85 and Jordan Ullman.
DJ Khaled Dropping New Single With Drake On Friday
As if new music from Travis Scott, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa & YG wasn’t enough for y’all, DJ Khaled is about to really turn this Friday all the way up when he releases his new single with Drake later today called “For Free.”
DJ Khaled Says The Drake Vocals Are In, Shoots "Major Key" Cover With Lion
DJ Khaled has been providing some updates on his upcoming studio album, Major Key, via his favorite platform, Snapchat, and by the looks of it, this one should be quite the spectacle, even by his standards. If you've been following Khaled on Snapchat, you'll know that he's developed countless catchphrases over the last few months, but one of his very first memes was his declaration of "Lion!" to a statue in his garden.
DJ Khaled Covers The Source
DJ Khaled has earned himself another magazine cover. He covered Complex last October, before the release of his I Changed a Lot album, and before he floods this summer with more new music -- most notably a collab with Future and Jay Z -- Khaled has found himself on the cover of the new issue of The Source. Khaled announced the news on his Instagram, and showed a picture of the front of the new issue, which he called "the biggest cover in Source history."
Future Says New DJ Khaled & Jay Z Record Is "Going To F*ck Da Summer Up"
Well here's some exciting news. According to Future, there’s a new Jay Z record that’s about to “fuck the summer up,” and it’s presumed to be with DJ Khaled.
35 Artists To Follow On Snapchat
Snapchat is bigger than ever, and if you haven't been keeping up with it, you may not know just how many artists have hopped on board and created accounts. Of course, not everyone is as much of a natural as DJ Khaled, but there is a wide selection of musicians now active on Snap, and since they're still not that easily searchable within the app, we've decided to round up a few of the people we've been following.
DJ Khaled Names The One Person He's Extra Respectful Around
DJ Khaled is enjoying one hell of a renaissance. His absolute dominance of the Snapchat universe has garnered him cover stories from non-hip hop (or even music) related publications like Bloomberg Businessweek, and now he’s sat down for a short interview with The New York Times Magazine.
DJ Khaled's Longtime Girlfriend Is Pregnant With Their First Child
DJ Khaled will soon he'll have a junior to teach the ways of keys, cloths, and Snapchat mogulism. A source has informed TMZ that Khaled's fiancée Nicole Tuck is three months pregnant with their first child.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 30)
Though Beyonce's LEMONADE had the internet coming for Jay Z, he still has enough clout for everyone who showed up to DJ Khaled's opening slot on the FORMATION tour to pose for a photo with the New York legend, including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Khaled himself (who's now being managed by the mogul). Outside of that, we saw Drake nimbly avoid an out of bounds ball at a recent NBA game, which promptly turned into its very own meme, as well as a series of selfies with the 6 Mom, Sandy Graham.