Asahd's father is back at it again with DJ Khaled's 11th studio album, Father of Asahd. Khaled managed to rack up his usual cast of characters, including Jay and Bey, Big Sean and Rick Ross. This album adds legendary dancehall/reggae artist Buju Banton, R&B up-and-comer SZA and slain Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle to his growing list of collaborators.
One of the highlights is "Higher," featuring Hussle and John Legend. Produced by Khaled, STREETRUNNER and Tarik Azzouz, the appropriately heavenly sounding song, with a choir background ….
The creep of positivity culture has been steady and relentless. It has become a dominant modality of Instagram influence and global culture ever since the publication of Rhonda Byrne's The Secret and among its most ardent benefactors (and beneficiaries) is DJ Khaled. For years, he has blended be-your-best-self mantras with middling music to great fame and, presumably, growing wealth; he even published a book detailing his "keys to success." In the Snapchat era, Khaled's vague, emphatic preaching made him an intriguing public figure beyond music.
Simply put, DJ Khaled has been orchestrating the same album since his 2006 debut Listennn… the Album. Whether it’s the glitzy hit single with a poppy chorus or the gangsta-turnt-gentleman R&B with about six crooners, Mr. We The Best has become a master chef at operating Hip Hop's ultimate cookie cutting machine. Unsurprisingly, thanks to the build-up we just gave you, his eleventh studio album Father of Asahd is no exception.