DJ Khaled just released his 11th studio album, Father of Asahd, this morning. The 15-song LP arrives just in time for summer, with an all-star lineup of the Miami DJ’s celebrity friends and superstar recording artists, including Cardi B, Travis Scott, Chris Brown, SZA, Meek Mill, JAY Z, Justin Bieber, and an incredible posthumous appearance from Nipsey Hussle.
The album begins and ends with reggae legend Buju Banton, first on “Holy Mountain” and finishing with track 15, “Holy Ground.” From there, fans of 21 Savage will bounce to the trap-tastic “Wish Wish” with a lead-off verse from Cardi, before coasting into the super-summer-centric “Jealous,” featuring Tycoon Music Festival headliner Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne and Big Sean.
SZA brings a tribute to Atlanta with “Just Us,” a melodic R&B take on OutKast’s classic song “Ms. Jackson.” Other big names sure to draw ears into the project include a collaboration between Nas and CeeLo Green on “Won’t Take My Soul,” Jeezy and Rick Ross trading notes on boss life in “Big Boy Talk,” and “Top Off,” which stars JAY Z, Beyonce and Future.
Perhaps the song destined to be the album’s standout track is “Higher,” which has a powerful narrative performance from the late, great Nipsey Hussle over background choir vocals and a soulful chorus from John Legend. According to Complex, all proceeds from the writing and production of the song will go to Nipsey’s children.