DJ Khaled’s fourth album, Victory, was full of big names and came out 13 years ago. It was put out by We the Best Music and E1 Music.
Since 2006, DJ Khaled has been known for putting together groups of rappers to make upbeat songs with catchy phrases. Khaled released Victory on this day. It has 12 tracks and 41 collaborations with other artists. The LP was also the first time that Drake, who was just starting out as a rapper in 2010, worked with the Miami producer.
“Fed Up,” the first single from the album, featured Drizzy, Lil Wayne, Usher, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross. “Put Your Hands Up” was the second single. It was another catchy song with Schife, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Plies.
But DJ Khaled got national attention with his third single, “All I Do Is Win,” which featured T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross. The powerful song, which was made by DJ Nasty and LVM, celebrates the winner in all of us. It has become the unofficial theme song at many sporting events.
The single peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart for the week ending May 29, 2010, and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) says it has sold three times platinum. Also released was a remix of “All I Do Is Win” with T-Pain, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, and Swizz Beatz.
Khaled told MTV News in October 2009, “I feel like I’m at the point of victory in my career right now.” “Because I’ve been through so much, and I think the music I’m making is so powerful—because I make this music for the people.”
With Victory, DJ Khaled won the hearts and minds of the people.