20 of the Best DJ Khaled Songs
The concept of being a one-hit wonder and enjoying your 15 minutes of fame is far from a new one, with many figures past and present having tasted the attention and perks that come with fame. In the world of hip-hop, those 15 minutes can come and pass easily, but only a choice few have been able to extend that short window into a viable career like DJ Khaled has.
First coming to prominence during the early aughts as a member of Fat Joe’s Terror Squad faction, DJ Khaled, a veteran in the Miami rap scene, would parlay his association with the crew into a recording contract, releasing his first album, Listennn…the Album, through Terror Squad, on Koch Records. Utilizing his connections to various artists in the music industry, DJ Khaled would quickly prove himself to be a formidable curator of talent, bringing together stars from various regions and scoring a succession of hit records that would make him one of the more popular DJs in all of music.
Despite being a high-profile figure and more than a decade deep into his career, DJ Khaled has become more popular than ever in recent years, building his fan base through social media posts—he’s a Snapchat king—and visuals that capture his infectious personality. Now more than a face behind the scenes, DJ Khaled, who released his 10th studio album, Grateful, in June, has evolved into a full-blown brand, with a track record of classic collaborations that rival your favorite DJ, making him one of the more accomplished jocks of all-time.
As a show of homage to the New Orleans-born, Miami rep, we’ve compiled 20 of the best songs from DJ Khaled’s discography that are most essential.