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Major Key [Parental Advisory]

Album: Major Key
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Got the Keys - (featuring Future/Jay-Z)
2)    For Free - (featuring Drake)
3)    Nas Album Done - (featuring Nas)
4)    Holy Key - (featuring Big Sean/Kendrick Lamar/Betty Wright)
5)    Jermaine's Interlude - (featuring J. Cole)
6)    Ima Be Alright - (featuring Future/Bryson Tiller)
7)    Do You Mind - (featuring Nicki Minaj/Future/Jeremih/August Alsina/Rick Ross/Chris Brown)
8)    Pick These Hoes Apart - (featuring Jeezy/French Montana/Kodak Black)
9)    Fuck Up the Club - (featuring Future/Rick Ross/Yo Gotti/YG)
10)    Work for It - (featuring Big Sean/Gucci Mane/2 Chainz)
11)    Don't Ever Play Yourself - (featuring Fabolous/Fat Joe/Jadakiss/Kent Jones/Busta Rhymes)
12)    Tourist - (featuring Lil Wayne/Travis Scott)
13)    Forgive Me Father - (featuring Wiz Khalifa/Wale/Meghan Trainor)
14)    Progress
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Recording information: Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA; D.O.E. Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA; Hit Factory, Miami, FL; Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA; Pink House Studios, Miami, FL; Record Room Studios, Miami, FL; Sandra Gale Studios, Calabasas; SOTA Studios, Toronto, Canada; Swisher Suite Studios, Miami, FL; The Carter Estate, Los Angeles, CA; The Sheituh Dreamville, NC; Triangle Sounds, Atlanta, GA; Vuitton Studios, Sunrise, FL; We The Best Studios, Miami, FL.
  • Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
  • Once the I Changed a Lot campaign subsided, Khaled Khaled signed with major label Epic. The move reunited the DJ with L.A. Reid, who previously hired him at Def Jam to serve as president of that label's southern division. This was back in 2009. Since then, Khaled's Def Jam stint has become a footnote and his discography has doubled in size. The man's streak of albums that have reached the Top Three of Billboard's rap chart has remained unbroken. Each single has arrived as a kind of spectacle, greeted with a mix of delight and derision, and ultimately an undeniable level of commercial success. Major Key, an album titled after Khaled's term for his personal growth truisms -- "Don't ever play yourself," and so forth -- lengthened the run. Khaled's aptitude for cultivating otherwise unthinkable intra-track alliances while snagging high-level productions remains both in effect and a little mystifying. The album placed two cuts in the pop Top 40 before it was released: "For Free" glides with a glinting top-of-the-line beat from Nineteen85 and the Jordan half of Majid Jordan, while the unexceptional rattler "I Got the Keys," co-produced by Khaled, involves the mogul who declared Auto-Tune dead (Beyonc's husband) and Future, who debuted a few years later, armed with Auto-Tune, on his way to becoming one of the aughts' most successful artists. The biggest coup of all, however, is in the rallying, righteous "Holy Key." Soul legend Betty Wright, who could probably run seminars on major keys, delivers a walloping chorus between Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean verses that concern police brutality and perseverance. J. Cole and Nas each get a track of their own and shine, while up to six voices are heard on crowded numbers that involve the likes of Travi$ Scott, Busta Rhymes, and Meghan Trainor. The contrast between Khaled's all-positive demeanor and his facilitation of buccaneering misogyny is stark as ever here, most evident in tracks like "Work It" and "Pick These Hoes Apart." ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Khaled keeps things booming by providing a space for rappers to stretch out and let loose. The best moments here feel like carefree cutting sessions."

Spin - "The album is dotted with timely references to police brutality...notably by Big Sean on 'Holy Key,' and most of Cole's 'Interlude'...grounding MAJOR KEY in a tangible time and place."

Entertainment Weekly - "[F]ew albums this year have come preloaded with this many obvious singles. And that's something Khaled can definitely take credit for." -- Grade: B+

Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t's undoubtedly his best....It should be noted that -- its awards show lineup of guests accounted for -- this is the most streamlined and focused album that he's ever masterminded."
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