I like everyone else seems to be generally annoyed yet mildly amused by DJ Khaled and his constant “we the best” claims and mean mugging in the camera. But let’s be real he is a guilty pleasure. For as many times as me and Beezy or Bdot mock him, we don’t turn the channel when his songs are on. He makes summer anthems plain and simple and his albums almost always consist of nothing but them and We The Best Forever is no different. The monster that is “We On One” is currently taking over radio which was proceeded by “My Hood” which also got considerable airplay. The records he releases are predictable but that doesn’t mean they aren’t enjoyable. The usual cast of characters are back in tow including: Rozay, Busta, Plies, Jeezy, Weezy, Drizzy, Game(the obligatory west coast feature), Cee-lo ???, Birdman, T-Pain, Ace Hood…blah blah blah. The problem is he tries to be the Steinbrenner of the rap game and those are his Yankees, but just like the Yankees, you gotta have chemistry not just individual stars. What ends up happening is lots of missteps like the awful Chris Brown, Keisha Cole, Ne-Yo song, the unlistenable “A Million Lights” with everybody else on Young Money not named Wayne, Drake and Nikki. We can throw in the horrible “Can’t Stop” with Baby and T-Pain (who for the record uses autotune all over this after promising not to use it again) and the disappointing “Future” with Ace Hood, Meek Mill, Big Sean and Vado-with only Vado and Meek dropping quality verses. Overall I still will be annoyed by Khaled and his Yankee-esque way of putting together albums, his “we the besssss” chants, his sweatsuits and mean mugging with his arms folded up and the predictable and cliché song titles. But just like the Yankees, they’re a draw and will always garner attention, lets just hope for better results next time and the time after that and the time after that and the time…you get the point.
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