Since 2007 DJ Khaled has worked with the best artists in the game to make his projects succeed and his new album is no exception. After fifteen years and 13 albums dedicated to the game the King of Producers has crafted ‘God Did’, which in my opinion, is an album that captures the true Hip-Hop version of who DJ Khaled really is.
Unlike his 2021 album ‘Khaled Khaled’, which was more of a Pop album, which included features from Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake, Khaled revisited his roots to capture the essence of the sound. ‘God Did’ dropped on August 25th and consists of 18 tracks with a listening time of 57 minutes. The project has a multitude of collaborations including Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Quavo, Drake, Future and more.
My favorite track on the album is titled “Grateful” featuring Vory. I like this song because it sounds sincere. The tone and the sound matches its title. I love the sample from “Let the Blessings Flow” by Nancy Grandquist at the beginning of the song. I also liked the single titled “God Did” featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and John Legend. I liked this song because of the flow of the beat. I think that Rick Ross had the best verse on this song but I do like the order in which the artists were set up. It shows respect to the legends of the industry. I did not like Jay- Z’s verse because it sounded as though he was trying to compare himself to God in a sense, almost like in every song that he does in my opinion.
As far as the rest of the album, I am not a fan of it. The songs do not match the titles and it sounds like a bunch of rappers on a song with nothing to say. There was a lot of unneeded Auto-Tune and weird sounds in the tracks that killed the songs.
The album was not what I enjoyed from Khaled’s albums of the past. This sounded more like a bunch of known artists thrown together in disarray instead of a monumental experience that produced a masterpiece.