Album Review: DJ Khaled's 'Major Key' is Full of Anthems As Promised

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When we heard the first four singles from DJ Khaled's Major Key, we knew the famous producer had a big hit album on the way.

As promised by Khaled, the album is full of anthems that will live on for years down the line.

As one of the biggest names in social media, DJ Khaled has made it a point to be an inspirational figure to his fans and motivate them to keep pushing even when "they" don't want you to.

That mentality has driven Khaled to create one of the best compilations of artists and tracks in hip-hop to date in Major Key.

With names like Jay Z and Nas, you already know the album is special. Then sprinkle in names like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Big Sean and Drake and you really don't need much more.

That being said, fans get much more as the album also features a slew of other big name artists. The album kicks off with two of the hottest singles that were released from the album.

"I Got The Keys" finds Jay Z and Future kicking things of in a fast-paced manner.

Khaled's collaboration with Drake titled, "For Free" smoothes things out with that summer anthem vibe. There is no denying that these tracks set the tone for what was to come on the album.

Then we break into new territory with "Nas Album Done" featuring Nas, of course. The track finds Nas rhyming over a slick beat in what is a huge song turned announcement.

At the end of the song, Nas reveals that his album is done which will have the hip-hop world buzzing all over it until it's finally here.

An classic was followed up by a huge anthem titled, "Holy Key" featuring Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and Betty Wright.

Both Sean and Lamar completely rip their verses over masterful production. The addition of Wright's vocals add a special splash of soul on what is a contender for one of the best tracks on Major Key.

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated pieces on the album was Khaled's collaboration with J. Cole titled, "Jermaine's Interlude." It slows the pace and serves as another way for Cole to speak the truth about life in the music business.

Cole also admits that he plays with thoughts of retiring which would truly be devastating to the hip-hop world, however, we are sure he'll be bringing us classics for years to come.

After the heavy dose of hip-hop comes a little R&B mix with one of the hottest young stars Bryson Tiller and one of the hardest working names in hip-hop Future.

Together the two bring fans "Ima Be Alright," a song that details becoming famous and seeing all of the jealousy start to roll in from people you thought you were cool with.

Tiller does an incredible job on the track and Khaled has yet "another one" on his hands.

Fans then get a double dose of R&B with "Do You Mind" which features a slightly altered piano sampling from Usher's "Lovers and Friends" featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon.

"Do You Mind" features Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future and Rick Ross and all of these artists seem to mesh extremely well for an R&B summer anthem that fans will love.

The hip-hop kicks back into gear with "Pick These Hoes Apart" featuring newcomer Kodak Black, ATL legend Young Jeezy and French Montana. It's a braggadocios track that is aimed towards gaining the attention of the ladies.

Production for the entire album is exemplary and really compliments each artist featured on the album.

Then, Khaled adds a club anthem appropriately titled, "F**k Up The Club," featuring Future, Rick Ross, YG and Yo Gotti. This will be have your trunk banging pretty heavily and is a perfect pre-game song before heading out to "F**k Up The Club." "Work For It" features Big Sean, Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz.

Sean and 2 Chainz are G.O.O.D. Music artists who also appeared on Kanye West's "Champions" with Gucci Mane and this trio is perfect for creating a hit record.

"Don't Ever Play Yourself" is a hard-hitting reminder from Khaled featuring Jadakiss, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes and Kent Jones.

This is yet another huge star-studded lineup that just seems to work like a charm. None of these artists hold back on the track delivering blistering verses.

While fans are awaiting the arrival of Travis Scott's Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight album, the wait is made easier with his feature on Major Key titled, "Tourist." Scott and Lil Wayne completely demolish this murky trap track making it a stand out on Major Key for sure.

Khaled even hits his fans with a radio ready track titled, "Forgive Me Father" featuring Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa and Wale. The spiritual track finds artists asking forgiveness with the willingness to make a change in their life for the greater good.

The finale of the album comes from dancehall artist Mavado and his track "Progress." It is another uplifting piece that completely destroys any notion of regression.

Overall, Khaled's Major Key is packed with anthem after anthem and it completely lives up to the hype. You can stream Major Key below and let us know what you think of the album in the comments section below.

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