DJ Khaled's numerous Instagram posts hold some key messages.
DJ Khaled has spread nothing but #MogulTalk, good vibes and positivity throughout the entirety of 2017. The radio personality turned gilded producer turned We The Best Music Group record label founder took his Internet hype man status to new levels this last year with his impressive collection of #MajorKey drops. Between gifting his millions of followers with these keys to success in both business and in day-to-day trials, Khaled proved he was unable to catch an L in his own professional ventures as well.
The Miami-based A&R god teased the in-studio progress of his tenth studio album Grateful as well as the involvement of potential collaborators by flashing short clips of stars like Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, Migos, and Mariah Carey on Snapchat. Following the release of Grateful's lead single "Shining" featuring vocals by both Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the mogul dropped the rest of the album on June 23 to instant commercial success. Executive produced by his one-year-old son Asahd, Grateful debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 and was quickly certified RIAA platinum.
Alongside his professional wins, Khaled took great joy in spreading the meme-giving love shared between himself and his son on Instagram, marking each developmental milestone with an emotional caption that almost always ended with the DJ giving praise to the most high. Between enjoying the highs of fatherhood, announcing a 2018 tour with Demi Lovato titled Demi x Khaled and teaming up with fellow mogul Diddy on their wildly successful Ciroc campaign, Khaled managed to slip in a number of inspirational IG posts to spread the #FanLuv to his followers.
In the words of the boss himself, he's the best to have ever done it. Need further proof? Look no further than this gallery that "THEY" don't want you to see.
The Sun Always Finds Him
With his relentless optimism and personal relationship with the "most high," DJ Khaled can turn even a simple car ride into a testament of blessings. Out cruising on a sunny day, Khaled can't help but note how the sun will go through "metal, buildings and clouds" to shine on him.
Tears of Joy
For the record-breaking producer, there's nothing more important than showering yourself with self-love so as to reach that "next level vibe." If you're overcome by the truth bombs dropped by Khaled--don't worry, there's nothing wrong with shedding tears of joy--the mogul admits to doing just that on "many nights." In short, be sure to peep this key if you want to get bombarded with blessings.
Start The Day The Khaled Way
In Khaled's world of non-stop grinding, the early bird gets the millions. Shedding more light on his path to success, the producer reveals he starts the day by "handling what he needs to handle" and making sure his vibe is the first thing his team sees and feels. Surrounding himself with greatness, there's only one thing he CAN be - grateful.
Khaled x Diddy
Khaled inspired his followers to keep grindin' and stay focused by bringing in some words of wisdom from the #BlackExcellence icon and mogul extraordinaire himself, Diddy. Apparently, the key to riding in a lit-up Wraith is to never stop and to outwork everyone.
What It Means To Be #GRATEFUL In Khaled's World
During an interview for the LA-based radio station 92.3, Khaled revealed that the origins of Grateful ran much deeper than just the meaning of the word itself. "Grateful is a real feeling for me because also my son, he's my biggest blessing that God has given me...and he's the executive producer of the album but at the same time--my life changed in so many ways," he said."As grateful as I've always been in my life, there's really no words that can explain how grateful I am for my son, and [all of] the blessings."
Just So You Know
In what was clearly another key drop, Khaled urged his followers to never burn bridges because "Only God can walk on water." Inspiring his fans to build each other up in a shared, mutual quest toward greatness the producer once again proved he is a supporter of the "good vibes only" philosophy.
Stay Positive, Stay Focused
Cementing his status as the forever-positive hype man supreme, Khaled proved he is willing to go all out to inspire his followers-even readily dropping some "Lion Talk" on those who will listen to his message. "Take time, big yourself up and others...be grateful for people that gave you and give you opportunities, be grateful for those that help you even if you decided to go different ways but always know the right way is to be grateful," he wrote.
Know Your Roots
Of all people, of course, DJ Khaled is one to enjoy the simple "tings" and to stop and smell the flowers--literally. Another key? Respect your mother, and find inspiration from tuning yourself into the power of nature.
DJ Khaled certainly has a lot to be grateful for when it comes to the commercial success of his 2017 collection of the same name. With three No. 1 singles off of the same album and an RIAA-certified plaque to match, Khaled blessed up to his fans and to the most high in celebration of reaching this milestone.
While most people would be stressed out by getting stranded on a jet ski with no clear path to freedom, DJ Khaled just views it as another one of life's invaluable learning lessons. Roadblock? No problem - the key is to overcome it.