In a video released exclusively by World Star Hip Hop, DJ Khaled has a toast with Jay Z and is gifted the last Roc Nation chain by the NY rap legend.
Khaled Khaled, better known as DJ Khaled, started out as a regular kid working in a local recording stores trying to lay a foundation to get into the music industry. It was at these jobs that he met Birdman and Lil Wayne, way before any of them had made it in the industry. He started DJing and began to pick up a love for reggae, something that is very apparent today, and started to immerse himself in reggae soundclashes. He made the switch to radio when he started co-hosting on The Luke Show with 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell and later his solo gig at WEDR, a Miami based urban radio station.
During his career in radio, DJ Khaled successfully championed and built strong relationships with many up and coming, at the time, acts that have since evolved into hip hop royalty today. He even acted as the DJ for the renowned rap crew Terror Squad. Using these connections, he has put out 8 successful solo albums as executive producer with many songs becoming hits and going platinum/gold and skyrocketing on the charts. He became best known for his signature ad libs on each track and larger than life presence.
Recently, DJ Khaled has had a reinvigoration of his career due to his antics and presence on snapchat. As just about everybody knows, his signature catchphrases have birthed followings of their own. It has led to a significant amount of marketing opportunities for DJ Khaled as many companies started using some of his slogans to promote their brand. Another display of the ridiculous reach of Khaled’s Snapchat presence was for We The Best Music’s artist, Kent Jones. After playing his artist’s song Don’t Mind a couple times, it became the #1 most requested song on the radio within a couple weeks. The combined factors of his increased popularity also led to a major deal with Apple Music and his own Beats 1 Radio Show that airs Friday nights.
Perhaps the biggest accomplishment that has resulted from DJ Khaled’s recent run is the recent announcement that he had signed a new management deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. In a video released exclusively by World Star Hip Hop, DJ Khaled has a toast with Jay Z himself and is gifted the last Roc Nation chain by the NY rap legend. HOV also blesses the video with a couple bars as well. This really looks like the icing on the cake for Khaled’s recent success… or is it just the beginning? Regardless of the outcome, we can all thank DJ Khaled for his snapchat wisdom in a world that is heavily involved in social media.