Miami-based recording artist, music producer, and music executive DJ Khaled and his company We The Best Music Group has signed an exclusive agreement with L.A. Reid and Epic Records. Under the new deal, Khaled will release his 9th studio album Major Key.
“Bringing Khaled to Epic is a blessed reunion for me,” said Reid, who first signed Khaled and We The Best to Def Jam in 2008. “Khaled is a supremely gifted artist and social media guru whose music has defined hip-hop and R&B for the past decade. With Khaled’s passion and creative savvy, together with our dedicated and versatile staff, we are poised to reach even greater heights together than ever before.”
Known for his frequent collaborations with many of rap’s elite (i.e., Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, Nas), Khaled’s creative formula of securing featured guests has helped him sell over 15 million singles worldwide. His catalogue of hits include popular songs like “We Takin’ Over,” “Go Hard,” “All I Do Is Win,” “I’m On One,” “Take It To The Head,” “No New Friends,” and “Hold You Down.”
“We The Best Music/Epic. Those two brands are synonymous with quality music. Iconic music,” said Khaled. “LA Reid was the first executive to give We The Best Music an opportunity to distribute my music on a grand scale. It is a very satisfying feeling to realign myself with someone who shares my vision of bringing fans the best music possible.”
Using popular digital platforms Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter to his advantage, Khaled has carved out a niche for his over-the-top marketing, hyperbolic ravings, and “inspirational quotes” about achieving success in life while expanding his brand visibility as a social media personality, resulting in millions of dedicated followers.
Founded in 2006, We The Best Music Group consists of a record label, management company, publishing company, production company, and its own full-fledged studio. Khaled is managed by Jay Z and Roc Nation.