DJ Khaled's "I Got the Keys" video might be dropping sooner than we thought. On Tuesday night, photos of Khaled, Future, and Jay Z dressed in all black hit online, which further drove up the hype for a song that's not even out yet.
Roc Nation A&R Lenny "Kodak Lens" Santiago confirmed the photo was from the set of a video shoot on his own Instagram post. "Yesterday we pulled off something pretty epic," he wrote on Tuesday. "TRUST ME, it ain’t easy especially getting one of these guys in front of the camera. We have a great song that we needed a strong, compelling visual for. We called a lot of friends to help create a memorable and powerful piece of art. They showed up.. And again, we pulled it off. These 3 guys made magic."
Santiago also confirmed that the team was trying to keep the project under wraps as much as possible, but that ultimately pictures from the set got out due to the large number of photographers, videographers, camera phones, and "people with itchy trigger fingers" on set.
Khaled later shared the same photo on his Instagram to alert his fans that the trio were cooking up something very special. "A few good men. That's what this picture represents to me. It's the culture in all its excellence. It's a rare glimpse of the icon Jay Z on a video set, so you know it's special cloth alert on another level." Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid was also on set, which hints at the gravity of how huge this shoot really was.
Thankfully, Future also took to Instagram to share his own photos from the shoot and gave us a more detailed look at the set up. One picture featured Khaled standing in a lineup behind Future who is staring down a line of armed officers. Future also teased the video on his Snapchat, revealing the insane amount of cameos fans can expect from the visual, including Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Swizz Beatz, Bryson Tiller, Pusha T, A$AP Ferg, T.I., Yo Gotti, and Fabolous, and more.
Khaled was in New York City this week with Beyoncé on the "Formation World Tour" for two rounds of shows. Interestingly enough, many of his friends spotted on the "I Got the Keys" set showed up and hit the stage with Khaled when he opened for Beyoncé at New York's Citi Field Tuesday night. Fabolous, Travi$ Scott, French Montana, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, and Remy Ma all touched the stage at some point. There was also a surprise cameo from T.I., whose recent NYC show ended in tragedy when guns went off at Irving Plaza.
Khaled has been racking up the W's lately as he prepares for the release of his new album, Major Key. He has a new song with Drake, a string of new commercials for Apple Music alongside Naomi Campbell and Ray Liotta, a new partnership and Snapchat talk show with T-Mobile, and an opening spot on Beyoncé's Formation World Tour. By the looks of the video shoot, there's no telling how much the world is going to explode once this new song with Jay and Future drops. Check out pictures from the shoot below.
Yesterday we pulled off something pretty epic. TRUST ME, it ain't easy especially getting one of these guys in front of the camera. We have a great song that we needed a strong, compelling visual for. We called a lot of friends to help create a memorable and powerful piece of art. They showed up.. And again, we pulled it off. These 3 guys made magic. We respectfully asked for no social media posts. There were a lot of photographers, videographers, camera phones and people with itchy trigger fingers. Lol. And some nasty posts got out. Its unfortunate that people don't let artist have their moment. All G. My guys wanted me to let a Kodaklens image out. I honestly was busy tryin to manage the video but I still captured a shot or two. So... Here you go. Just one portrait of many of what you can expect to see. So... Share it, strip it, rip it, repost it or whatever you need to. Lol. I left the Kodaklens tag off as well. Enjoy. #FUTURE #JAYZ #DJKHALED #IGOTTHEKEYS
A photo posted by Lenny S. (@kodaklens) on Jun 7, 2016 at 2:40pm PDT
A photo posted by DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) on Jun 7, 2016 at 9:26pm PDT
A photo posted by Future Hendrix (@future) on Jun 7, 2016 at 5:47pm PDT
A photo posted by Future Hendrix (@future) on Jun 7, 2016 at 6:46pm PDT
A photo posted by Future Hendrix (@future) on Jun 7, 2016 at 9:13pm PDT
Yesterday DJ Khaled shot a music video for, "I Got The Keys" featuring Jay-Z & Future. pic.twitter.com/z6lhzyZt1U— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) June 8, 2016