DJ Khaled tells his story while driving his Rolls Royce Phantom.
There was point in time, earlier this year, where you literally couldn't escape the music of DJ Khaled. With two hit singles ("I'm The One" and "Wild Thoughts") and a massively successful album in Grateful, the DJ/producer's public profile has never been higher. However, a little before Labor Day, his near-constant presence in the media began to diminish, focusing on his role as father to the world's most famous executive producer toddler, Asahd Khaled.
Despite that, it's not like Khaled has ever stopped, nor does he have plans to do so in the near future. He'll be part of MTV's relaunch of TRL this week, in addition to the in-depth interview he has coming up with Forbes magazine later on this month. In an accompanying video, the boisterous hip-hop personality rolled with the Forbes camera crew through the streets of New York City, riding around in Khaled's Rolls Royce Phantom. As it turns out, the Grateful star always had the intention of indulging in the finer things in life, a quality that only led to him pushing harder for his goals to become reality.
"You can want a Hyundai, if that's what you want. Me, I want a Rolls-Royce," he said. "I want the drop-top Dawn. I want a Wraith with stars on the roof. I want Phantoms with footrests to massage my toes. That's what I want, and that's because we the best." That final phrase, which has become his unmistakable moniker under which he owns several businesses in addition to his music-related endeavors, is only the tip of the iceberg. As he noted later on in the video, he was tested by a couple of stints where times were tough in his life, but he never wavered from his conviction that somehow, some way, he was going to sit at the top of the mountain as a "Billboard billi" one day. He even managed to have a $30,000 BMW blow up on him in the early 1990's, which forced him to scale down his ride to a $12,000 Honda Civic shortly thereafter. "The car blew up," he continues. "No lie. Like a movie."
Check out the above video from Forbes and also the written portion of the interview, which you can find here.