The inspiration for this comprehensive list, DJ Khaled has become one of hip hop's most influential taste-makers in the new millennium. As a force on Miami's WEDR, Khaled has played an irreplaceable role on his city's airwaves, giving Rick Ross, Trina, Ace Hood and other local artists an early boost. As producer, personality and recording artist, Khaled helped craft hits including "I'm on One" and Kanye's "Cold." In 2009, he was named president of Def Jam South.
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