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DJ Khaled manages exactly one salient point on the succinctly titled We Global (somehow economizing even further on 2007's already concise We The Best): "The industry hate, but they gotta see me/ Turn your TVs on, bet you all you see is me!" Indeed. Despite being a non-rapping, roly-poly Pakistanian immigrant who seems to be a "DJ" in the same sense Brutus the "Beefcake" was a "barber," Khaled has somehow made himself ubiquitous on rap radio and what is left of the "music" portions of MTV and BET. It's unclear what Khaled does, exactly; he doesn't produce the tracks on the albums that bear his name, nor, apart from his few lines on the intro, does he rap on them: instead, the songs are filled with verses from Hot 97 mainstays like Fat Joe, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Plies, Lil Boosie and others. Khaled's role seems mostly to be general awesomeness-reaffirmer: whenever the point might be in doubt, he helpfully reminds everyone that what you are hearing is, in fact, awesome.
And it truthfully is, in at least a few senses of the word. First of all, these tracks are BIG. Like, absurdly huge, pumped so full of… read more »