DJ Khaled albums are like Michael Bay movies, as many have noted over the years. Familiar and fun. Loud and glossy. Predictable in their relentless attempts to astonish with explosives and draw a wide-net audience with expensive star power. And they always drop just in time for summer. Blockbuster ….
Few people have the clout DJ Khaled has built. One of hip-hop's most universally loved figures, his address book is a glittering array of top tier names. New album 'KHALED KHALED' underlines this, reinforcing his role as a true 21st century rock star, someone who is able to call on the best, and use this to his advantage. Succinct by the standards of some hip-hop projects - a slimline 13 tracks - it's a helter-skelter movement through his influences, ranging from stadium trap pyrotechnics through to reggae and a sample of Eric Clapton's 'Layla'.