Sure, he’s a hit machine, but a fat bunch of hits does not an album make.
On Grateful, Khaled assembles the A-team of collaborators: a shortlist comprising of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Rick Ross, Nas, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj and many, MANY more.
This should be the biggest album of all time... but it’s not.
For a record Khaled himself declared would win a Grammy, it’s got more holes than a Sean Spicer press conference. In between the hits (‘I’m The One’, ‘On Everything’), there are plenty of ‘filler’ misses (almost everything after track 10).
I’d be surprised if he gets that Grammy he’s so sure of.
This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 170. You can read it here.