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.
DJ Khaled & Chance The Rapper Film Music Video In Miami
DJ Khaled scored a gig opening for Beyonce on the "Formation" tour, which kicked off yesterday in Miami. It looks like Khaled may have earned himself a (temporary) position as Chance the Rapper's hypeman in one of Chance's upcoming videos.
DJ Khaled Is Apparently Joining Beyonce's "Formation" Tour
Another one. DJ Khaled has another big announcement on deck today, dude has been busy making big announcements almost daily. The We the Best rapper recently signed a new deal with Epic Records for his imprint, and announced the title of his new album, Major Key. Today he reveals that he's headed on tour with the Queen B herself, Beyonce.
DJ Khaled Interested In Buying Miami Heat Ownership Stake
With the NBA playoffs underway, TMZ Sports caught up with Snapchat maestro DJ Khaled to get his thoughts on the Miami Heat chances at making a championship run and the possibility of a Khaled ownership stake in his hometown team.
J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, and Rick Ross Just Met With President Obama
President Obama just hosted a who's-who of rappers at the White House to discuss an initiative called "My Brother's Keeper," which aims to keep youth "on the right track". While the event was not publicized, word got out via the Associated Press, but more importantly, DJ Khaled's SnapChat (which might actually have a wider audience at this point), confirming attendees such as Rick Ross, J. Cole, Ludacris, Timbaland, Common, Busta Rhymes, Wale, Pusha T and Nicki Minaj.
DJ Khaled Announces New Deal With Epic, New Album "Major Key"
This morning DJ Khaled broke the news about a new album and a new venture with Epic Records in a way only he can, by an over-the-top Instagram post.
Future & Jay Z To Release Single With DJ Khaled
Stop the presses!! Future and Jay Z have a song together... with DJ Khaled. This revelation comes courtesy of 808 Mafia producer Southside, who mentioned the record during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. "I got the new single with Future and Jay Z too," Southside said. "And Khaled. That shit's crazy."