The thirteenth album by the executive producer is a big-budget album that features more durable tracks than the norm.
DJ Khaled is just one phone call away from securing the attention of the most famous performers in the world. Except for 2014 and 2018 his albums have been released every year since the 2010’s Victory and has exhausted his resources and hopping wherever the hip-hop wave is heading. Khaled’s cartoon-like personality has made him a meme that comes out with new catchy phrases throughout each album cycle. Apart from the social media-related nonsense Khaled’s well-known for his shady curatorship and for not delivering high-quality albums that have a reason to exist. But the great features put ourselves in the exact situation to find out if it’s the same story again.
If averages’ law are an indication, DJ Khaled was overdue an album that is decent. God did is his most chaotic album in a while which comes from a man who has never set the bar low in the first place.
God Did is a refreshing alternative to the typical Dj Khaled record. It’s an adequate length, 57 minutes long and much more slick than his previous three albums together. So , what’s the secret to this one? The music is appropriate for almost every track. Nardo Wick is paired together with Kodak Black, rap legends Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z together on the title track. Future as well as Lil Baby combine effectively, and the Cactus Jack boys feel homely in their respective joints. The result is songs that aren’t hard to miss, especially when the beats contain meat in them. Songs such as “It Ain’t Safe”, “Keep Going” and “Let’s Pray” are high-energy trap tracks that provide no excuse to draw attention. Midtempo cuts are featured on “Party” (Quavo, Takeoff), “Big Tyme” (Future, Lil Baby) and “Fam Good, We Good” (Gunna, Roddy Ricch) The chemistry is evident throughout Latto along with City Girls’ “Bills Paid” A song that is superior to the majority of songs by solo rappers. They’re songs that are good enough to be the lead singles on album of guest artists’ own.
As is the case with all DJ Khaled albums the longevity of an album by DJ Khaled will be cut off at the point of. There’s no way of playing God did from front to back for the next several years. It’s not intended to happen even if there’s some enduring highlights. Instead, it’s regrettable that these highlights are housed in God Do instead of achieving better potential without the creator’s name being associated with them. The best option is to pick the most popular tracks and put them on the playlists you have already.
God Did isn’t the album’s experience however it’s DJ Khaled’s finest album after the release of 2016’s Major Key. The DJ’s exec has earned a few stripes as a curator by bringing together guests who produce decent, modern rap tracks. We’ll say it again Khaled is able to do his job fairly well for once.
6 / 10
Best tracks: “God Did”, “Jadakiss Interlude”, “Way Past Luck”, “Bills Paid”