Kicking it with DJ Khaled felt like home on Wednesday night (June 14). The listening party for his upcoming Grateful album took place at New York City’s Quad Studios and the setting and vibe were as delightful as the man of the hour. The intimate room that guests stood around and danced in certainly made one feel like he or she belonged there and Khaled sat in the middle of the inviting space. There was a “no phones” policy, in hopes that none of the hot new tracks would be leaked through social media, but now that the record has stopped spinning, here are the top five things that happened inside the super-exclusive event.
The whole album was poppin’ — all 23 tracks of it — but “Wild Thoughts” with Bryson Tiller and Rihanna is beyond dope. Khaled surprised attendees when he pulled it up on the projector and played the music video. He played it at least three times and everyone danced away.
From Migos to Future to Chance the Rapper to Kodak Black, of course all of your household favorites are on this one. Literally every song is a club banger, cookout popper and simply put, straight lit.
Just in time for summer! So cliché, but boy was it tasty. The newest released flavor of the Ciroc brand, Summer Colada, flowed throughout the party. Other drinks on the menu for the night were Ciroc Pineapple, Ciroc Mango, Ciroc Green Apple, Dussé and, of course, Belaire Luxe. The key shaped ice bin was clutch AF.
Khaled’s overly adorable mini-me was in attendance, but sadly he didn't get to join in on the party since the entire event took place way past the cutie’s bedtime. So he was there, just far away from the libations.
Yes, all 23 tracks, and you wouldn’t want to skip a single one. Khaled also went into detail on the significance of 23 and this album: there are 23 tracks, his son was born on October 23 and he just announced that he will be releasing a pair of Jordans, "the Grateful 3s." Michael Jordan, the legend himself, also has six championship rings and wore 23 on his jersey. The album is set to drop on June 23.
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