10 facts from DJ Khaled's past that may surprise you.
Another year, another DJ Khaled album with an almost unbelievably stacked tracklist. With I Changed A Lot set to drop in ten days, we've been treated to some of the khlassic Khaled exploits we know and love this week, not only in the form of twin singles featuring Future, Trey Songz, Fetty Wap, Chris Brown, August Alsina and Jeremih, but also more of the inspirational/aspirational/motivational videos the Miami mainstay is known for.
Contrary to the new album's title, this is the Khaled we've known since "We Takin' Over" became a huge hit in 2007: the outsized personality, the songs that are heavy on star power but light on substance, and the perhaps unintentionally hilarious antics. But the truth is, 39-year-old born Khaled bin Abdul Khaled has lived a crazy life that's taken him from the bottom to where he is now. He may get clowned for "not really being a producer," or his ridiculous ad-libs, but he's seen it all in ways that few people in the industry have. With his DJing career kicking off in the early '90s, there are tons of facts and stories about Khaled that are unknown to the general public. These ten are the best, as is only right for Khaled.