Grammy Winner and Music Mogul DJ Khaled on Jay Z, Drake and Peace in the Middle East
Anthem King DJ Khaled joins the King of All Talk, Larry King, for an illuminating conversation on the Emmy nominated web series “Larry King Now” about hip hop’s mounting influence, Jay Z’s genius, and the mistake young rappers make. Plus, the Palestinian producer on the chance for peace in the Middle East.
During the interview DJ Khaled, who has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Jay Z to Drake, reveals which of his collaborators is the peacemaker, who's the biggest perfectionist, and which rapper is the most difficult to work with. (clip below)
The 38 year old DJ Khaled, born as Khaled Khaled, discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with King- “I’m all about unity. I’m all about love, and I want my people to be good. I’m sitting here with you right now, me and you have no problem. I respect you, you respect me, and that’s how life should be.”
The Grammy winner also opens up about his fear for flying, why he uses the n-word in his music, what rap means to him and who he’s begging to collaborate with, when he answers social media questions from his biggest fans.
DJ Khaled - who recently landed his first collaboration with Jay-Z - on what makes Hova singular.
DJ Khaled - who has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Jay Z to Drake - reveals which of his collaborators is the peacemaker, who's the biggest perfectionist, and which rapper is the most difficult to work with.
DJ Khaled and Larry try to untangle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Music mogul DJ Khaled reveals his fear of flying, and how he maintains his jet-set lifestyle sans jet.
DJ Khaled answers social media questions, including why he uses the n-word in his music and what rap means to him.
“I don’t call it rap, I call it doing the Khaled. I might be on the hook, might be on the intro. I’m like the Berry Gordy, the Quincy Jones of hip hop.”
“He’s focused. He always doing stuff, and whatever he says, he does. Sometimes he’ll say in his raps he’s going to do a corporate takeover, and he’ll do a corporate takeover. He talks things into existence.” -- On Jay Z
KING: “What’s the key to having a successful label in competitive business like this?”
KHALED: “Caring. Caring for the hip hop culture. Caring for your artists. Caring about the sound. Caring about the way things are marketed. Just caring. I think DJs wear many hats. Some of them don’t even realize how many hats they wear. I never wanted to sing or rap, no. I always wanted to be a music executive.”
“I stopped flying. I’m scared. LK: You’re kidding. DK: I promise you. I’m on a tour bus. I just drove from Miami all the way to LA just to be here on Larry King.”
KING: “Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?”
KHALED: “A billionaire. Forbes cover. Forbes cover being a billionaire.”
This Week’s Schedule:
Monday - DJ Khaled
Tuesday - Henrik Lundqvist
Wednesday- Russell Peters
Thursday- Randy Couture
Friday (King’s Things)- Kweku Mandela & Lekha Singh
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