Grateful - DJ Khaled
Let’s kick things off with a huge album from DJ Khaled. Star studded albums don’t get bigger than this! Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Bieber, Nas, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Calvin Harris, the list goes on! The Miami Hip Hop producer seems unstoppable in his quest for world domination, and is a true testament to self evangelism and using social media to build a following. Khaled is doing to Snap Chat what Rihanna did to Instagram back in the day. You can’t fault his drive and enthusiasm and whilst there’s nothing particularly ground breaking in this album, it’s packed full of floor fillers, and potential chart busters. I’m hoping some time soon the vocoder auto tuned vocals will cease to appear in nearly every hip hop track, and this album is no exception as this sound makes an appearance in most of the tracks. Stand out tracks for me include Shining with Beyonce and Jay Z, and Wild Thoughts with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
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