Last month, DJ Khaled released his 12th studio album, “Khaled Khaled.” This project went on to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, which became his first number one since 2017’s “Grateful.” This project was led by singles such as “Popstar” feat. Drake and “Every Chance I Get” feat. Lil Baby and Lil Durk.
One of the records that was an iconic collaboration was Khaled getting Jay Z and Nas on “Sorry Not Sorry,” which also included James Fauntelroy. Nas and Jay Z feuded in the early 2000s and many believed that they wouldn’t ever hear the two on a collab together. Khaled was finally able to change that though, and they definitely met expectations.
Khaled also recently spoke with People and discussed getting Nas and Jay on this record together. This ended up being years in the making as Khaled says he waited 4-5 years before finally speaking up to the two about this possible collab. Khaled added that he finally asked the two while having dinner in Los Angeles with Tao.
“One day we were having dinner at Tao in L.A. and it was Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, Nas, JAY-Z, Puff Daddy and more people were there,” said Khaled. “JAY-Z and Nas are my brothers, but that day, I saw them together just having the best conversations and it was all laughing, enjoying good energy and good vibes. So I’ve always been wanting to make this record. So I’d seen that and I said, ‘Man, I can pull this off.’ It took me I would say maybe four to five years to get the courage to ask,” he continues. “But I knew that day that it was possible because I felt the love.”
Nas and Jay Z are also set to appear on DMX’s upcoming “Exodus 1:7” album. This will be on the song “Bath Salts.” Hopefully, this trend of the two finally appearing on songs together continues.
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