Today In Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Releases ‘We The Best’

On this day, June 12, in hip-hop history…


2007: DJ Khaled isn’t denying that he suffers from success. The Miami DJ/producer arguably released his strongest album today, We The Best, that featured an all-star cast. The album boasted a high amount of sales by selling over 440,000 total copies a year after its release. To add to that, We The Best had a string of catchy street-influenced songs that include “We Takin’ Over,” “I’m So Hood” and “Brown Paper Bag.”

Six years later, Khaled’s “No New Friends” mantra is something he lives by. Many of the album’s collaborators—Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Game, Jadakiss—are currently part of his go-to MCs who help craft huge hip-hop anthems. (“Bugatti” is still on fire.) With Suffering From Success’ lead single featuring Drake, Wayne and Rozay burning up the charts, it’s safe to say that Khaled’s at the top and isn’t looking back.