Anyone who follows DJ Khaled on social media knows he's a very proud father. In the year and a half since Asahd Khaled's birth, the child has been a constant presence by his father's side at public events and on social media. The 1-year-old was even famously listed as the executive producer on his dad's 2017 Grateful album.
Earlier this month, DJ Khaled announced that his 11th studio album will be named in honor of his son: Father of Asahd.
Tuesday, Khaled discussed the inspiration behind the name in a touching video about fatherhood and love.
“I have an important message for you," he says in the beginning of the video. "It’s a message about the master key of master keys. I’m talking about love. Love turns bad to good. Dark to light. Losing to winning. Love can change everything. It’s changed me."
Khaled talks about the importance of family throughout his life and stresses how much Asahd has changed him.
"I got everything from my mother and father,” Khaled says. "Now I’m grateful for the one who’s coming after me: My son, Asahd. He is my legacy, my love, my lion. That’s what Asahd means: Lion. Love did that. That's all from the power of love." He continues, "Every morning I tell Asahd, 'I love you. I got you.' But the truth is, he got me. He’s what gives me hope and purpose. He’s my inspiration and motivation. When Asahd smiles at me, it's God smiling at me. Love did that. The power of love did that."
Khaled finishes the video by explaining, "My whole life, I thought our parents give us our names. Mine called me Khaled. But here's a major key: Our children give us the ultimate name. The greatest title. The highest honor. My son has given me my new name: Father of Asahd."
You can watch the full video at the top of the page, and if you missed it, the album's first single featuring Jay-Z, Future, and Beyoncé is available below.