Father of Asahd - DJ Khaled goes from strength to strength.
As I write this blog, DJ Khaled is still releasing videos to, what appears to be, every single song on his Father of Asahd album. I think it’s safe to say nobody has ever done this before & I’m not surprised he’s taken the initiative, setting standards/trends & taking it to the next level.
If you didn’t know, DJ Khaled is all about hard work & he’s been telling us for years. When he’s in a music video or shouting down the mic how he represents the best music & he’ll/his closest friends will become billionaire’s, most people laughed. Whether they found him corny or whatever the reason it may have been, people weren’t/didn’t take him seriously. Perhaps some did, but the general consensus was that he needed to stop jumping on his own tracks saying such things, because they either found that he was ruining the song or they didn’t believe/weren’t interested in what he had to say, maybe even both.
On Friday 17th May 2019 DJ Khaled released Father of Asahd & although his voice/comments aren’t as prevalent as they once were, he has proved once again that he is a man of his word. Whether your love him or loathe DJ Khaled, he brings great music to our ears & we have a lot to thank him for.
Who else do you know that brings Lil Wayne, Nas, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Post Malone, Travis Scott, SZA, CeeLo Green, Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle, Cardi B, 21 Savage, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Future, John Legend, Justin Bieber, Lil Baby, Jeremih, Jeezy, all to one single album!?? And, there’s still artists I didn’t even mention! It’s unheard of & it’s incredible all at the same time.
I love the Nipsey Hussle & John Legend song. Rest in Peace to the late Nipsey Hussle who was taken far, far too soon. It still upsets me when I think about it. However, Higher is a beautiful song to re-ignite Nipsey’s memory all over again. Nipsey Hussle was an exceptional artist & exceptions exist for a reason.
Another song that caught my immediate attention was the Nas & CeeLo Green number Won’t Take My Soul. There’s just something about this song that speaks volumes to me & maybe it does to you as well?
One last mention has to be for SZA’s track, which has Outkast’s Sorry Miss Jackson’s beat. It’s unusual, but the fact that I like SZA’s voice has most definitely fueled this recommendation. I can fully appreciate/respect the fact that DJ Khaled let SZA have her own song with nobody else featured on it. It’s essentially giving SZA her very own platform to shine & that’s commendable.
Without a doubt this album has a ton of other great songs I could have recommended, if not every song. How can you have this many features & this many good songs without it being an instantaneous hit? DJ Khaled has dropped a 100 ton weight on the head of the nail, again, so we shouldn’t act overly surprised here. Perhaps the next album will be called Billy? Either way, when Father of Asahd was released, one of the first things I did when I got to my local beach in Bournemouth at 6:45 am was put my headphones in, feel the sun’s rays break through the clouds onto my face & listen to back to back first class features, on top of unquestionably great beats, with undeniably fantastical energy that can only conduct greatness, emit positivity & inspire a generation.