What began as a local movement, as New Orleans native, DJ Khaled established himself as a popular Miami DJ, soon became nationwide. DJ Khaled had a knack for uniting artists for popular tracks. Initially, DJ Khaled used the connections he gained, as a radio DJ, to release singles. Soon, he landed a deal with Terror Squad.
Fat Joe’s co-sign with DJ Khaled led to big things for the DJ. DJ Khaled’s services were requested from Def Jam who hired him to run Def Jam South. Adding to the deal, they also granted him his own label, We the Best Music Group. Ace Hood was chosen as the first artist and he has had minor success over the years.
DJ Khaled has since relocated his movement to Cash Money Records, but this has not stopped him from releasing new material. Every year, DJ Khaled delivers a new album, which is full of hit singles. While the albums do not sell particularly well, the singles are memorable, which keeps DJ Khaled releasing new music.
During his recent interview with MTV2’s “Sucker Free,” DJ Khaled discussed how often new music is released from his camp and how unafraid he is to take risks.
Watch the entire interview below: