DJ Khaled's seventh studio album, Suffering From Success, is in stores today and as much as we appreciate him as a character, his new songs don’t feel as fresh as “We Takin’ Over” did in 2007. His albums—or “movies,” as he would call them—have featured everyone from Jay Z and Nas to Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy to Plies and Trick Daddy. But what else is left that we haven’t already heard?
The success of Khaled’s mega-posse cuts has inspired collectives like Maybach Music Group, GOOD Music and YMCMB to follow a similar formula, which in turn makes Khaled’s new project feel a little less special. We’re not counting Khaled out; every once in a while, he’ll drop a smash like “I’m on One” to remind you that on his best days he is the Phil Jackson of hip-hop. Still, we can’t deny that we’re getting a little tired of hearing some combination of Rick Ross, Weezy, and Ace Hood on the same track over and over again.
To help refresh his repertoire, Complex came up with a few outside-of-the-box song ideas that we hope to hear on one of his next albums. Check out the list of Songs We'd Like To Hear On The Next DJ Khaled Album.
Written by Nicholas Sella (@therealnsella)