DJ Khaled Releases new Album ‘Khaled Khaled’
DJ Khaled’s twelfth studio album Khaled Khaled has an overwhelmingly stacked tracklist, including the likes of Nas, JAY-Z, Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, DaBaby, and more, but many of the fans reacting to the body of work on social media claim they’re underwhelmed by the project.
Khaled Khaled is officially out now with fourteen new songs from the well-connected 45-year-old DJ. He’s got songs on there with Post Malone, Rick Ross, Migos, and more but despite all of the excitement that happened when the tracklist was first revealed, fans don’t seem to be all that thrilled with the album as a whole. Some songs have been getting praise, like Cardi B’s “Big Paper” and Nas and JAY-Z’s collaboration on “Sorry Not Sorry,” but the rest of the project isn’t getting nearly that much love on Twitter
It goes without saying that Khaled is not an album artist. His full-length releases are always stuffed with superstars, but they play like movie soundtracks — not stylishly curated movie soundtracks, but movie soundtracks that sound like somebody was given a lot of money to throw around without the ideas to justify it. A DJ Khaled album is less a creative statement than a launchpad for prospective hits. Given that Khaled has recruited one of the most eye-popping guest lists of his career, the new Khaled Khaled can’t help but feel like an event. Some of the songs will probably pop off because when you throw this many famous names together, how can some of them not? But it’s a largely vacuous exercise that feels much longer than its 54-minute runtime.