“If you ain’t talkin’ money, we ain’t talkin’!” “We’ll be legendary!” When DJ Khaled speaks up on a record, you can expect an exclamation point (or six) to be attached. Khaled isn’t exactly a musician. He’s a personality, a ringleader, a brand. He gets just three co-producer credits here. Mostly his job is to gather A-list MCs and singers (Drake, Cee Lo, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne), reel in skilled producers (Danja, Lex Luger) and bellow exclamatory catchphrases over enormous beats. As usual, his imperial victory-march hip-hop songs are fun, and mildly exhausting.
Listen to “Welcome To My Hood (Remix – Edited)”: