Miami radio personality/executive DJ Khaled is preparing to work on a new album titled Victory, the follow up to his hit 2008 album We Global.
The creation of the opus is scheduled to begin after the release of Ruthless, the new album from rapper Ace Hood.
As for Victory, Khaled described the release as something special, while summing up the albums guest list in two words: Be ready.
Its gonna be something new, refreshing, different, Khaled told AllHipHop.com. One thing that aint gonna change is me reppin’ the people. The thing that I plan to pull off with my album is some Howd he do that. Quote yourself as saying Am I really hearing this? Saying to yourself Wow. I cant believe this is being done in an amazing way. Im about to make the most incredible music thats ever been made Right now, I got this vibe going. Im in a zone, man.
Khaleds current mind state is evident in the title of the new album.
The WEDR FM radio personality feels that Victory continues the pattern established on past album titles.
I made yall listen on my first album. I let the world know we the best on the second album. And We the Best got so big that we turned into being global. So I let you know we global, said Khaled. And now the new album is called Victory. Its time to celebrate the wins.
Despite a busy schedule that includes time in the studio and on the radio, DJ Khaled is taking time off to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend in Miami as part of this years Best of the Best International Music Festival.
The fifth annual event, which will take place May 24 at Bicentennial Park, will showcase a variety of hip-hop and reggae stars.
In addition to Khaled, performers taking the stage include Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Mavado, Cocoa Tea, Serani, Wayne Wonder, Elephant Man, Matterhorn, Capleton, Jabba and Ras Penco.
Grammy-winning rapper turned singer T-Pain will host the event.
More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the Best of the Best festival, which Khaled feels will be even better than last years event.
This year is gonna be crazy. Every year has been crazy, but this year is gonna be crazier. We got more artists added to the bill. Jeezy is gonna be there as well as Bounty Killer and Movado … Its the best of both worlds. Its the best of Hip-Hop and the best of reggae, Khaled told AllHipHop.com, while noting how much of a draw the festivals ability to attract domestic and international fans.
This year, the hype on it is getting crazy. People from the UK and England and the whole world is flying down. New York. Its the whole world coming to Miami to be part of the show, Khaled said.
Gates for the Best of the Best festival will open at 1 p.m.
The events first performer will hit the stage at 1:30 p.m.
The Best of the Best International Music Festival official after party will follow at Bongos nightclub and restaurant.