65th Annual Grammy Awards: 5 Quintessential Songs By DJ Khaled

The Miami producer earned six nods at this year’s show.

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is fast approaching, and in preparation for this year’s big event, we’re getting folks geared up and ready for their favorite artists to take home some hardware.

It’s music that ties everyone together, and sometimes, you just need a little trip down memory lane in remembrance of why those nominated are so talented. For us, it’s just putting together a little tribute to those who get us through the daily grind or are a point of relaxation when chillin’ around the crib or riding around in the whip.

DJ Khaled is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Song of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance for his album GOD DID.

To commemorate, has compiled five quintessential songs by DJ Khaled (see below).

  • “GOD DID” feat. Fridayy, JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and John Legend (2022)

    Though extremely recent (it dropped just a few months ago), “GOD DID” is the opening magnum opus to Khaled’s latest album of the same name. While Fridayy’s infectious vocals permeate throughout the track, Rick Ross and Lil Wanye drop great verses to open the over 8-minute single before JAY-Z comes in and delivers one of his best and longest guest appearances in recent memory. John Legend also cleans up the track nicely as well.

  • "I'm So Hood" feat. T-Pain, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross and Plies (2007)

    Florida came together in a big way on this one as the song became one of Khaled’s biggest hits early on in his career. Seriously, no one can resist yelling, “I’M SO HOOD!” when the hit drops wherever.

  • “All I Do Is Win” feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross (2010)

    At what arena or stadium have you not heard this song being played at? Seriously? The star-studded self-congratulatory anthem is the backdrop to anyone trying to or has attained success in life and forces you to dance around to it. It’s a mega hit personified.

  • “I'm On One” feat. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne (2011)

    Peak Drake? Check. Arguably peak Rozay? Check. Just a few years off peak Wayne? Check. This trio of features was certainly “on one” for this hit. The pedigree was simply too strong at this time.

  • “Wild Thoughts” feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller (2017)

    Rihanna and Bryson Tiller pulled off one of the best duets of 2017 with Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts.” The infectious Grateful ballad is an ode to Santana's 1999 hit "Maria Maria" and became a smash hit immediately with RiRi’s mesmerizing hook mixed with Tiller’s descriptive singing verse. It’s also still heavily played in clubs and at events to this day.

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