This is perhaps the biggest moment in DJ Khaled‘s career. And that’s saying something.
Believe it or not, but while the former Beat Novacane has had huge moments in his professional life over the last decade, none of them have come with this much panache and anticipation. That is because Khaled has invigorated his vocation by embracing the social media generation, frequently dropping hashtag- and meme-worthy quotes and turning Snapchat into his proverbial best friend-slash-marketing tool. And despite the fact that all of his albums are essentially the same thing, or that his eighth album I Changed A Lot isn’t even a year old at the time of this piece, the hype for his ninth album is arguably bigger than any of its predecessors.
The format for Major Key has remained the same throughout DJ Khaled’s previous releases: he opens up the proverbial Rolodex and rounds up some of the top names in hip hop and R&B, put them on a compilation of songs and boom! another album is completed.
Fortunately, he’s already off to a relatively good start with songs such as “For Free” with Drake, “I Got The Keys” with JAY Z and Future, and “Holy Key” with Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Betty Wright.
Featuring the likes of J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Jeremih, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih, me, you, your momma, and your cousin too, Major Key — highlighted by Future and Bryson Tiller’s “I’ma Be Alright” — can be heard in its entirety below.