DJ Khaled Explains How “I’m The One” With Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne Came Together
(AllHipHop News) The track followed in the well known Khaled tradition of combining different artists on one song.
This time the producer/executive tapped Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne and Quavo of the Migos to combine their talents on wax.
Khaled spoke about the creation of “I’m The One” in a cover story for Billboard magazine.
According to Khaled, he went to Bieber’s home in January to play him the beat, and they listened to it in the Pop star’s truck.
That same month, the music ringmaster then connected with Chance in Malibu and rented a space at Westlake Studios to record with Migos.
Lil Wayne was the last piece, but the New Orleans spitter was not hard to get on the track.
“He’s never told me ‘no,’ ” said Khaled who has collaborated with Weezy on other records like “We Takin’ Over,” “Welcome to My Hood,” “I’m On One,” “Take It to the Head,” and “No New Friends.”
After assembling the line-up for “I’m The One,” Khaled still had to wait awhile for Bieber to send in his vocals.
“I’m calling every day like, ‘Do you need me to bring you tea? Is the AC good in the house?’” Khaled recalled. “Then he sends it. I’m not going to lie. I shed tears.”
“I’m The One” is part of the track listing for the upcoming Grateful album.
Khaled’s tenth studio LP is set to stores and streaming sites on June 23.