DJ Khaled Covers The Source

blame it on Shake May 20, 2016

With eight albums in the bag and one on the way, DJ Khaled finally scores his first-ever solo Source cover.

Currently putting the final touches on Major Key—including a JAY Z/Future record that will, apparently, “f*ck the summer up“—the Miami resident talks Snapchat, music and more.

Check out an excerpt and some behind-the-scenes footage below, and look for the issue this Tuesday.

The music industry often breaks people down into shells of their former selves, especially those at the top of the game. But you are still all heart. And that’s why people love you. 

I’ve never been an industry type of person. Meaning as in, the industry gotta respect me. I’ve never been the guy with a hundred phones on his hip, just trying to be cool. I’m not that guy. I’m the guy that knows the answer to every question: it’s called success. I’ve never been the guy who complains. I’ve never been the guy who uses excuses. Nah, I know the answer. The answer is success. Do you know how many times I’ve been frustrated that I haven’t gotten The Source cover by myself? But I’ve never gotten mad. I might passively speak and say, “Hey! You know I deserve this cover…” But this is a special time. I’m getting The Source cover on my 10-year anniversary of We The Best Music. I’ve been in people’s lives musically with anthems for 10 years. I gave you 25 years of blood, sweat and tears: from the garage, to the streets, to where I’m at right now. And I’m not stopping.