News: DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" Reaches Platinum Status, "We Did It!"
Thursday, Aug 5, 2010 1:05PM
Def Jam South President DJ Khaled's new single, "All I Do Is Win," has reportedly been certified platinum.
Writing on his Twitter page, Khaled announced the accomplishment.
"THANK U SO MUCH TO EVERY ONE!DJ KHALED "ALL I DO IS WIN" IS OFFICLLAY PLANTNIUM!WE DID IT!! WE THE BEST MUSIC!GO CELBRATE!THANK U ! THANK U!," Khaled wrote Wednesday (August 4). (DJ Khaled's Twitter)
Khaled recently credited the record's overall vibe and star-studded guest features as its strength.
"Call it Rick Ross/ DJ Khaled/ Supreme Team/ Puff Daddy takeover on a whole 'nother level," Khaled said in an interview. "You already know every Memorial Day weekend -- Miami is ours. We always on fire. This year was special because we shot the remix video of 'All I Do Is Win.' Everyone showed up, from Jada to Busta to Puff Daddy to Nicki Minaj to Fabolous to T-Pain to myself...I know it's hard to say these types of things, [but] there's only one remix video I know that's exciting like this, it's called 'Flava in Ya Ear,' " Khaled insisted, recalling Craig Mack's Hype Williams-directed black-and-white clip. "First of all, the ['All I Do Is Win'] record is the biggest record in the country. To shoot the remix video is something so amazing. It's coming out soon. I know there's photos all over the Net, but it's exciting." (MTV)
Earlier this year, Khaled defended his decision to rap on the remix.
"I love music, [Ross] is definitely gonna be a ghost writer for me," Khaled told DJ Envy in an interview. "I ain't hiding it...Everybody said 'Khaled you need to spit something one day,' so I said you know what, it's only right that I do it on the 'All I Do Is Win' remix and I waited four albums to do it. I'm not a rapper, I'm having fun. You will hear a few verses once in a blue moon, just doing my thing. Shout-out to Swizz Beatz, my brother had took it to another level. Shout-out Puff Daddy, I'm just doing what I do. I love music." (Power 105.1)
As president of Def Jam South, Khaled feels he is representing hip-hop royalty.
"I'm like the LA Reid of hip-hop, the Berry Gordy of hip-hop," Khaled told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom. "I feel like I'm the executive right now that's in the streets and going to take it to the next level, that's the goal, you know what I'm saying? That's the next goal. At Def Jam, we're one big team, and I'm an executive at Def Jam, office in Miami, but I gotta come to New York, do big meetings...LA Reid is a boss -- those [firing reports] are rumors, that's not happening. He hired me, so I'm with LA Reid for life, man. Shout-outs to LA Reid, one of the best execs in the game and also he's a music guy, he's another Berry Gordy." ("Jenny Boom Boom TV")
Check out DJ Khaled talking about "All I Do Is Win" down below: