Dancehall royalty featured on new DJ Khaled album
Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Capleton and Barrington Levy are all featured on DJ Khaled's highly anticipated Khaled Khaled album.
In a statement to THE STAR earlier this month, Solid Agency's Sharon Burke revealed that the US producer's album would have a strong Caribbean flavour. Today, following the release of the album's official track list, it was revealed that the four Jamaican icons are featured on the project.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, DJ Khaled announced that the self-named compilation has 13 tracks and will be available worldwide this Friday. Deviating from his usual format in which one or two of his Jamaican compatriots are featured, DJ Khaled decided this time around to put all the local stalwarts on one track. Where I Come From is the closing single on the album. Most of the artistes featured on the track yesterday took to social media to promote and support the project.
'Saved the best for last'
In his post, Bounty Killer shared the album release date and track listing while citing that the Grammy-winning producer "saved the best for last". Bounty Killer, Barrington Levy, Capleton and Buju Banton join artistes like Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Wayne and H.E.R on the star-studded project.
While DJ Khaled has worked with famous Jamaican artistes before, Grammy-winning star Koffee was the only 'new' face seen mingling and vibing with him in the studio during his recent trip to Jamaica to complete the album. But while many anticipated that the young reggae phenom would be featured on the Khaled Khaled album, her name was not on the final track listing yesterday.
Dubbing the album his legacy, DJ Khaled has been pouring in months of hard work into the compilation. The project lists his two sons, Asahd and Aalam, as executive producers. Going on to declare the work 'blessed', the producer said that though many said it was impossible, he has been making history in the music industry and expects to continue doing so with his latest project.