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DJ Khaled Suffering From Success

DJ Khaled “Suffering From Success” –Album Review

Cash Money Records (2013)

DJ Khaled is the consummate merchant of posse cut whose deal with Cash Money Records revolves around his superior ability to get as many popular singers and rappers on the same track as possible. He has branded himself so well in this lane that it overshadows even We The Best Music Group, his label with major label distribution. The Palestinian-American started out as a Miami terrestrial radio deejay, building up […]


Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 8.23.12)

Welcome to your Weekly Mixtape August 23, 2012.   DJ Khaled ft. Kanye West & Rick Ross, “I Wish You Could / Cold” Oh Hype Williams, where would we be without you? If not for Hype, modern pop music would never have known the visage of Will Smith decked out in full Pharaoh garb, or the artistic possibilities inherent in combining shaky cameras with dimly lit sewer tunnels. This mega-cut […]


Cheat Sheet: DJ Khaled

Who: The “Contacts” list on DJ Khaled’s cell phone must read like an alphabetized Top 40 countdown. DJ Khaled—a corpulent, Palestinian-born DJ, producer, actor, and record executive—has managed to work with just about every major hip-hop artist of the past ten years, both launching and rejuvenating multiple careers. Far from a simple Rolodex man, DJ Khaled has more than earned the company he keeps. Born Khaled Bin Abdul Khaled, DJ […]

Runaway Screening

Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 4.6.12)

Here’s this week’s edition of Weekly Mixtape, highlighting some of the best hip-hop tracks of the week. You’re welcome. Nicki Minaj ft. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap” Sure, Pink Friday…Roman Reloaded turned out to be an inconsistent specimen, but let us not judge the whole by the weaknesses of its lesser parts. “Beez in the Trap” features a trickling, reverb-laden beat on top of which Nicki Minaj avows the […]