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Father of Asahd
DJ Khaled - Father of Asahd.png
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 17, 2019 (2019-05-17)
Length54:25
Label
Producer
DJ Khaled chronology
Grateful
(2017)
Father of Asahd
(2019)
Singles from Father of Asahd
  1. "Top Off"
    Released: March 2, 2018
  2. "No Brainer"
    Released: July 27, 2018
  3. "Higher"
    Released: May 17, 2019
  4. "Just Us"
    Released: May 21, 2019
  5. "You Stay"
    Released: May 21, 2019[1]

Father of Asahd is the eleventh studio album by American hip hop producer DJ Khaled, released on May 17, 2019, through We the Best Music and Epic Records.[2] It features the singles "Top Off" and "No Brainer" along with collaborations with Cardi B, 21 Savage and Meek Mill.[3][4] On May 16, DJ Khaled revealed the track listing and features, as well as that the music videos for "Higher", "Just Us", "Celebrate", "Jealous" and "Holy Mountain" will be released throughout the day of May 17, followed by the video for "You Stay" on May 18, and "Wish Wish" and "Weather the Storm" on May 20.[5]

Background

DJ Khaled announced the title in March 2018 upon releasing the lead single, "Top Off".[6] A year later, in March 2019, he announced the release date, in the meantime promoting the album extensively on his social media accounts.[7] He also posted a trailer for the album.[2] DJ Khaled has also teased numerous collaborations on his social media, which, along with Future, Jay-Z and Beyoncé on "Top Off" and Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo on "No Brainer", include J Balvin, Cardi B, Meek Mill, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Chief Keef, Bryson Tiller, and 2 Chainz.[2] In April 2019, TMZ reported that "Higher" featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend would appear on the album. Nipsey Hussle shot the music video before his death on March 31.[8]

Track listing

Credits adapted from Tidal.[9]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Holy Mountain" (featuring Buju Banton, Sizzla, Mavado and 070 Shake)
  • DJ Khaled
  • Major Seven
4:54
2."Wish Wish" (featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage)
3:22
3."Jealous" (featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean)
  • DJ Khaled
  • Tay Keith
  • Nova Wav[b]
4:15
4."Just Us" (featuring SZA)
3:41
5."You Stay" (featuring Meek Mill, J Balvin, Lil Baby and Jeremih)
4:35
6."Celebrate" (featuring Travis Scott and Post Malone)3:26
7."Higher" (featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend)
  • DJ Khaled
  • Streetrunner
  • Tarik Azzouz
2:56
8."Won't Take My Soul" (featuring Nas and CeeLo Green)
4:19
9."Weather the Storm" (featuring Meek Mill and Lil Baby)
  • DJ Khaled
  • Streetrunner
  • Azzouz
2:33
10."Big Boy Talk" (featuring Jeezy and Rick Ross)
2:45
11."Freak n You" (featuring Lil Wayne and Gunna)
  • DJ Khaled
  • Joe Zarrillo
  • Ben Billions[a]
  • DJ 360[a]
3:06
12."Top Off" (featuring Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé)
3:50
13."No Brainer" (featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo)4:20
14."Thank You" (featuring Big Sean)
  • DJ Khaled
  • Streetrunner
  • Azzouz
3:06
15."Holy Ground" (featuring Buju Banton)
  • DJ Khaled
  • Ben Billions[b]
  • LVM[b]
3:17
Total length:54:25

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies a miscellaneous producer
  • ^[c] signifies an uncredited additional producer
  • Beyoncé is credited as "B" on the track "Top Off"
  • "Thank You" features background vocals by Leah Marie
  • "Holy Ground" features background vocals by Adina Myrie and Nicky Burt

Sample credits

Personnel

Credits adapted from Tidal.[9]

Instrumentation

  • Maxime Breton – guitar (track 14)

Technical

  • Juan "AyoJuan" Peña – recording (all tracks)
  • Oscar Moncada – recording (tracks 1, 15)
  • Vychalle Singh – recording (track 1)
  • Justus Arison – recording (track 1)
  • Mac Akkitson – recording (track 2)
  • Patrizio Pigliapoco – recording (track 3)
  • Hector Castro – recording (track 4)
  • Rich Harris – recording (track 4)
  • David Kim – recording (track 5)
  • Anthony Cruz – recording (tracks 5, 9)
  • Louis Bell – recording (track 6)
  • Joe Zarrillo – recording (track 7)
  • Vincent Mayfield – recording (track 7)
  • Garnett "G" Flynn – recording (track 7)
  • Thomas "Tomcat" Bennett – recording (track 10)
  • Manny Galvez – recording (track 11), engineering assistant (track 3), recording (track 11)
  • Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton – recording (track 12)
  • Jeff Lane – recording (track 13)
  • Brendan Morawaski – recording (track 13)
  • Josh Gudwin – recording (track 13)
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing (all tracks)
  • Chris Galland – mixing (tracks 1–12, 14, 15), engineering (track 13)
  • Lu Diaz – mixing (track 1)
  • Chris Athens – mastering (all tracks)
  • OP! – engineering (track 5)
  • Chris "TEK" O'Ryan – engineering (track 13)
  • Ashley Jackson – engineering assistant (track 3)
  • Carol Dexter – engineering assistant (track 3)
  • Gregg Rominiecki – engineering assistant (track 3), recording (track 14)
  • Omar Loya – engineering assistant (track 3)
  • Robin Florent – engineering assistant (all tracks)
  • Scott Desmarais – engineering assistant (all tracks)
  • Jeremie Inhaber – engineering assistant (tracks 1–11, 14, 15)
  • Hotae Alexander Jang – vocal engineering (track 7)
  • Khaled Khaled – vocal production (track 1–4, 6–11, 14, 15)

References

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  2. ^ a b c Saponara, Michael (March 22, 2019). "DJ Khaled Announces 'Father of Asahd' Album Release Date". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Findlay, Mitch (May 8, 2019). "DJ Khaled Unveils Avian Themed, Mitchell & Ness 'Father Of Asahd' Merch". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Lamarre, Carl (May 15, 2019). "DJ Khaled Unveils 'Father of Asahd' Album Cover". Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "#FATHEROFASAHD official music movie itinerary🎥". May 16, 2019. Retrieved May 17, 2019 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Aniftos, Rania (March 1, 2018). "DJ Khaled Teases New 'Father Of Asahd' Album With First Single". Vibe. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Ivey, Justin (March 24, 2019). "DJ Khaled Unveils 'Father Of Asahd' Album Release Date". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "Nipsey Hussle's Life in Danger Days Before Murder". TMZ. April 2, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Father Of Asahd / DJ Khaled". Tidal. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Thompson, Desire (May 17, 2019). "8 Best Samples From Megan Thee Stallion, Tyler The Creator And DJ Khaled's Projects". Vibe. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  11. ^ a b Lamarre, Carl (May 17, 2019). "DJ Khaled's 'Father of Asahd' Track-by-Track Review". Billboard. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  12. ^ Hobbs, Thomas (May 17, 2019). "DJ Khaled – 'Father of Asahd' review". NME. Retrieved May 18, 2019.