DJ Khaled’s twelfth studio album Khaled Khaled is finished and will be arriving in just a few days. Khaled made the announcement on social media and also shared the album’s cover art. The sunny cover features a photo of Khaled with his two sons, Asahd and Aalam.
“This my name. This is my legacy. This my COVER. Time to bring MORE LIGHT,” Khaled wrote on social media. “I have a gift for the world. I can’t wait to share it with you. Let’s talk tomorrow, are you available??”
Khaled Khaled will be out on Friday, April 30.
“My brothers I’m gonna call you back! I’m mixing BOTH of y’all’s VOCALS!” Khaled wrote a few days back. “@justinbieber I just got done with the mix a few days ago get ready for mastering! And @justintimberlake I just sent the record we did together off to mix. My brothers I will call you RIGHT BACK! I’m in ALBUM MODE !!!! #99% DONE. KHALED KHALED THE ALBUM COMING.”
Khaled went on to share a video showing Kanye visiting him to share some music.
“KANYE popped up at my house the other day at 8 AM! I did not know he was coming! He played me his music and I played him #KHALEDKHALED,” he wrote, adding that ’Ye also requested “some eggs and ketchup” from Khaled’s in-house chef.
Khaled shared the tracklist for the album, which at the time was 13 songs including additional guest appearances from Roddy Ricch, Lil Wayne, and multiple appearances from Lil Baby. Jay-Z and Nas are also featured on a track together.
Then, on Thursday, Khaled went on to update the list to 14 tracks by adding “Big Paper” featuring Cardi B as the album’s third song; the reveal came with an effusive “CARDI B VOCALS IS IN!!” video celebration:
Since the Cardi moment came with an update that Khaled Khaled is now “101% done,” it stands to reason we may see more additions show up before tonight’s release:
A preview of the video for “Sorry Not Sorry” was also teased:
The We the Best artist’s last album, 2019’s Father of Asahd, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 by moving 136,000 album-equivalent units. The stacked project boasted features from Cardi B, 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Chris Brown, SZA, Lil Baby, J Balvin, Travis Scott, Jeezy, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and others.