When is it acceptable to have 25+ guest features on your album? The answer is when you’re DJ Khaled and your record is Suffering From Success.
I take that back. Acceptable might be wrong or at least misleading. The notion of loading a project with that many different characters just is with Khaled. Is as in what we’ve come to expect. While he’s no executive producer in the range of a Quincy Jones or Prince Paul, if we’re sticking with rap, Khaled’s always managed to bring together a wide group of rappers and put them in one place. We’ll assume there’s a working chemistry or connection involved where they want to be involved, otherwise there’s no budget out there to cover the costs. The DJ’s friends give him verses – some, doing multiple appearances – on the hook up and he’s relishes in it. The upside is the more artists involved on each song means less available space for Khaled to yell on.
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