DJ Khaled Declares 'Victory' On New Album; Talks Best of Best Concert

AllHipHop Staff

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 album’s guest list in two words: “Be ready.”

“It’s gonna be something new, refreshing, different,” Khaled told “One thing that ain’t gonna change is me reppin' the people. The thing that I plan to pull off with my album is some ‘How’d he do that.’ Quote yourself as saying ‘Am I really hearing this?’ Saying to yourself ‘Wow. I can’t believe this is being done in an amazing way. I’m about to make the most incredible music that’s ever been made… Right now, I got this vibe going. I’m in a zone, man.”

Khaled’s 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 y’all 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. It’s 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 year’s 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 year’s 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 ... It’s the best of both worlds. It’s the best of Hip-Hop and the best of reggae,” Khaled told, while noting how much of a draw the festival’s 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. It’s 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 event’s 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.