“Tidal has done it again,” says DJ Khaled.
“They’re going to have to start a new generation.”
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Khaled, who has a new album due next month, said he “didn’t even really know” who he was supposed to be.
He was told, in an e-mail, that his debut album would be called “No More Parties in L.A.”
But that wasn’t the case, Khale said.
Instead, the rapper was told he’d have to come up with an “entertainment-centric title,” like “DJ Khaled Presents,” which he describes as “a DJ who’s going to give you the DJ game.”
And that title was, of course, “Travis.”
So he started to research other artists’ music, looking up songs from artists like Drake, Drake, and Drake II.
Khaled says he learned that the first three songs on his new album, “Dirty Water,” are “dubstep-influenced rap.”
He also discovered the “R&b and R&B” subgenre.
He called Drake and asked him if he could use his music for the project.
In a text message, he told Khaled that “this is the next step” in his career.
He continued to research songs, searching for artists like Rihanna and Rihanna II.
He also looked up “Drake-influence hip hop” by looking up “the word ‘Drake’.”
Khaled began to wonder, how did he end up with a title like “Travi$ Scott?”
He began looking for artists with “hip-hop, R&b, and Rastafarian influences,” like Kendrick Lamar and Lil Wayne.
He found a song called “I Ain’t Got Time For Nothing.”
He started searching for songs by artists like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Lil Kim.
And he searched for rappers who sounded like rappers, like Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert.
Then he found Drake, who had been “in the game” for almost a decade, and “determined to make his mark.”
Khaled told Rolling Stone that he was “completely blown away” by Drake’s response.
“I’m not really sure how I did it, but I knew I had to come to the conclusion that I wanted to do it.”
Khale and Drake met in person.
They went out for drinks, drank, drank.
“We had to have a drink,” Khaled said.
And then, as they were sitting in the car, Khals said, Drake asked, “What are you doing here?”
Khaled replied, “I was watching the weather,” and Drake said, “No, it’s cool.”
After drinking, Khaling and Drake drove to Drake’s home in the Hamptons, and they had a beer.
He said that he knew that it was “going to be difficult,” but that he “knew” that he had to be a “DJ, producer, songwriter, producer.”
Then Drake asked if he would do a radio show.
Khals told him he wanted to record some music, and he wanted the radio show to be the “thing that made it” to the album.
“I just kind of got on that wagon and I said, ‘Dude, let’s go,'” Khaled recalled.
After about three weeks of touring with Drake, Khales and Drake began writing songs together.
Khaled said that when Drake told him that he needed to work on a project, Khalfs reaction was “that’s cool.
We’re going do this.”
He and Drake finished the song, and Khaled put it on Tidal.
He and Drake recorded it, and then Drake told Khals to release it on his own label.
But Khaled didn’t have any other options, and the song “Dangerous” was never released.
“He didn’t want that to happen,” Khale told Rolling Stones.
“The song was on his label, but he didn’t release it.
It was his decision.
And it was very frustrating to be in a position where he didn: that he didn [want to] have to work with us, or even listen to what we were saying.
But the song just wasn’t good enough.”
Khlale also said that Drake was “trying to get the best music possible for his album.”
He said that while Drake did listen to the song on his phone, he “was not listening to what he was saying.”
“The way he was communicating with the fans, he was telling them what they wanted,” Khalg said.
“So it wasn’t something that was something that he wanted.”
So Khalg and Drake took a break from their “party music” to take a break, and as Khalg told Rolling Press, Drake texted him to say that “he wanted to