Another new track, another Bieber feature. Hear it now!
DJ Khaled drops another star-studded smash.
UPDATE // APRIL 28:
It’s here! DJ Khaled dropped his bouncy star-studded collaboration for “I’m The One” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.
On the surface, the amount of people contributing onto the song should make it sound cluttered. That’s where DJ Khaled shines. On the mid-tempo reggae-pop cut, Khaled let’s everyone have a piece of the pie.
The production is a bit typical, though with the usual bubbly electro-tinged synths and warbly helium background vocal that have overtaken mainstream music, but regardless the song is a bop.
There’s also a video for it – it features the gang showing off at Khaled’s mansion while scantily clad women have a pool party. Check it out below.
UPDATE // APRIL 24:
DJ Khaled announced a release date for his new song “I’m The One” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne. It drops on Friday. Considering they filmed a video for it in February, perhaps we can expect to see that on Friday as well.
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) April 24, 2017
EARLIER // FEBRUARY 27:
The rapper’s latest album Major Key featured a lengthy list of features, including Future, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Jay Z, Drake, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Betty Wright, J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Kodak Black, Jeezy, French Montana, YG, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Kent Jones, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa, Wale and Mavado. He also recently dropped a song with Beyonce and Jay Z titled “Shining.”
Dissatisfied with not featuring literally everyone in music on one of his new songs, Khaled is readying a new song reportedly titled “Im The One” for his forthcoming album Grateful, and it features Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne. Below is the supposed cover art for the song (We The Best is Khaled’s record label, a subsidiary under Epic Records).
DJ Khaled is releasing a song called "IM THE ONE" featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne. pic.twitter.com/Bwrptv9npk
— Hip Hop (@HipHop) February 27, 2017
They’re already shooting a music video for it:
Fan luv please I beg you keep this top SECERT !!! Secret !! Video !! SECERT anthem !!! GRATEFUL THE ALBUM COMING !! ????? stay tuned for the next pic please keep this top secret please !!! There one more icon missing from this pic yull see soon !! But please keep it top SECERT! #GRATEFUL THE ALBUM COMING ! #WETHEBEST! @wethebestmusic @epicrecords @rocnation
With the amount of star power on “Im The One,” it’s bound to launch up the charts. Now if they could add the damn apostrophe in the title… I’ll chill.