Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24
Last week, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Future, and Mike Will Made It all found themselves victims of unauthorized leaks, and subsequently spoke out about the all-too-common occurrence in the music industry.
DJ Khaled & Tony Robbins Cover Complex
Complex's latest issues features Snapchat enthusiast and all-around key holder DJ Khaled, alongside motivational speaker and self-help author Tony Robbins. It's quite the pairing, but as Complex explains it, they both provide "major keys" for their fans, just in different ways. Khaled of course is in heavy promotion mode for his forthcoming album, Major Key, while Robbins recently starred in a Netflix documentary titled "Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru." Their joint story finds them going back and forth in between interjections from writer Mary H. Choi.
DJ Khaled Reveals Star-Studded Tracklist For “Major Key”
DJ Khaled’s highly anticipated Major Key album is set to arrive in only 7 short days from now, and finally we know who we can expect to hear on it. On Friday night, after the debut of his new single “Holy Key” with Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean & Betty Wright, DJ Khaled decided to take to his IG account and share the official tracklisting to Major Key.
DJ Khaled Reveals "Holy Key" Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean & Betty Wright Will Drop Friday
Shortly after touting that Kendrick Lamar's verse would be the highlight of his album Major Key, DJ Khaled is back today with a release date for the song said Kendrick verse is attached too. The song is titled "Holy Key" and it also features Big Sean and Betty Wright-- in that same Snapchat where he big upped his K. Dot verse, Khaled also teased, "I got this Big Sean verse. Aw man, it’s so crazy."
DJ Khaled Says Kendrick Lamar Will Be The Highlight Of "Major Key"
As anyone who heard "Big Sean's "Control" knows, Kendrick Lamar comes hard with the guest verses. He'll have a guest verse on DJ Khaled's album Major Key, which comes out on July 29th. According to Khaled, it's going to be a good one. DJ Khaled took a few snaps during a phone conference today in Epic Record's New York City office. "I want to be clear. Kendrick Lamar went so hard,” he said. “His verse I feel like is gonna be one of the most talked about verses."
Top Tracks: July 4 - July 10
Even on the very rare occasion that Drake doesn't show up in our top ten tracks of the week, his presence is still felt. In this case, he's directly responsible for three separate tracks in the top ten, whether that entails remixes or disses aimed at him.
Top Tracks: June 27 - July 3
As opposed to a winter and spring that found a lot of repeat appearances in our Top Tracks list, summer's been more of a free-for-all, with quick week-to-week turnover as everyone seeks to land a summer anthem. Sure enough, we've only got two returning tracks from last week's list, and following another big recent trend in this feature, both involve Drake. Drizzy's got fingerprints on three of these ten tracks, as does Future, a sure sign that the What A Time To Be Alive team are still comfortably the hottest in the game.
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.”