News: DJ Khaled Cleans Up "Victory" Album, "I Took Three Records Off Because I Had No Choice"
Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 10:30AM
Hitmaker DJ Khaled has made some revisions to his upcoming Victory album, the same compilation project that is set to feature deported rapper Shyne.
Despite a recently released tracklisting, the Miami producer said changes have already taken place.
"Ninety percent of that track listing is so real," Khaled said in an e-mail. "I can tell u this, [the album] is getting even bigger. But just know the ones you read on that track listing that you hoping are on the Victory album, I can say this; God is soooo goood! VICTORY coming soon! Put it this way, I took three records off because I had no choice. [The album] got bigger if you know what I mean! A classic is being made! I make hit records! Every record is a single on this album classic I do it for the people! Ha, ha, ha, we the best! Victory coming soon! Happy Holidays! And Happy New Year! We the best season has returned! 2010 let's go!" (MTV)
His tracklisting was released online earlier this week.
1. DJ Khaled Intro (feat. Diddy) 2. Fed Up (feat. Usher, Drake, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross) 3. All My Life (feat. Akon, Mavado & Shyne) 4. Victory (feat. John Legend, Kanye West, Nas & Jadakiss) 5. Put Your Hands Up (feat. Young Jeezy, Rick Ross & Plies) 6. Rocking All My Chains (feat. Soulja Boy, Bun B & Birdman) 7. Bring The Money Out (feat. Nelly, Lil Boosie & Fat Joe) 8. Untitled (feat. T-Pain & Trick Daddy) 9. She Killing Me (feat. Buju Banton & Busta Rhymes) 10. Loco With The Cake (Remix) (feat. Ace Hood & Yo Gotti) 11. Untitled 2 (feat. Fabolous & Ne-Yo) 12. Heavy In The Streets (feat. Red Rum) (Rap Radar)
Khaled recently vouched for his artist, Ace Hood.
"A lot of people don't know, Ace Hood is one of the most selling new rap artists," Khaled explained in an interview. "It's hard to sell a lot of records these days; that's what they sayin', right? But at the same time, if I look at other new rap artists that came out in the last two years, like new artists on his level, he sold more. It's not even like that with me [with sales.] It's about making Ace into a superstar, which he is gonna be, one of the big superstars in the game." (XXL Mag)
His duties as Def Jam South president were recently praised by Terror Squad leader Fat Joe.
"No one has ever seen an executive like DJ Khaled," Joe said in an interview. "Everybody in the music business who's an executive has been polished for the job. Khaled comes with the energy that hasn't been seen in this game, ever, from the day that f*cking Lyor Cohen and Russell Simmons opened Def Jam! He's going to put out nothing but hits. And I expect him to be one of the biggest executives in a couple of years, the hip-hop game has ever seen. I guarantee he's going to be an executive of a lifetime. Remember I told you." (Complex)
DJ Khaled's Victory is set to hit stores on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.