DJ Khaled – “I Changed A Lot”

Truth is DJ Khaled hasn’t changed at all. The album is a lot of hype and bragging, so he’s the best, what else is new?

 

Album - “ I Changed A Lot” [Deluxe edition]

Artiste - DJ Khaled

Guest Appearances - Chris Brown, Future, Rick Ross, Jeezy, August Alsina, Fetty Wap, Yo Gotti, Trick Daddy, French Montana, Meek Mill, Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Trey Songz, Jeremih, Jadakiss, Ace Hood, Vado, Jay Z, Mavado, John Legend, Usher, and Fabolous

Producers - Reazy Renegade, Danja, StreetRunner, Tarik Azzouz, The Youngstars, Mike Zombie, Bkorn, LDB, Lee On The Beats, The Beat Bully, MeKanics, Scott Storch and Evan Powell

Record Label – Sony Music Entertainment and We the Best Music Group

Duration – 64:31

DJ Khaled released his eighth studio album “I Changed A Lot” on October 23, 2015. This is the first release from the American record producer since he left Birdman's Cash Money Records.

The 16-track album features prominent stars. The most reoccurring thing on the project is the multiple appearances by the same artist on the album. Rick Ross (5), Future (5), French Montana (3), Chris Brown (3), August Alsina (2), Meek Mill (2), Jadakiss (2), Jeremih (2) and Acehood (2).

The hip-hop beat maker starts off the album with a lot of energy. We know the DJ doesn’t play with his money; Rick Ross and Future back him up on ‘I don’t play about my paper’ in stressing this. The energy continues on track two with ‘I Ride’. This tempo is toned down with track 3 with a hood lust themed song ‘Gold Slugs’.

Creating hip-hop music is one of Khaled’s main expertise as such the album encompasses this genre of music. Interestingly, the album has a refreshing twist with ‘My league’ featuring Movado. The song stands out because of its summer reggae vibe.

“I Changed A Lot” is all about the money, women, being loyal and the flashy lifestyle. There’s a lot of bragging in the lyrics. Surprisingly, the radio producer gives credit to God on ‘Most high’.

One interesting thing on the album is how the artists address the transition from living in the hood to living a better life. This is on ‘They don’t love you no more’ which features French Montana, Jay Z and Meek Mill. The rap acts share the realities of their life.

Best songs: ‘Gold slugs’, ‘I lied’, ‘My league’, ‘They don’t love you no more’, ‘You mine’ and ‘Hold you down’.

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