The follow-up to last year’s Major Key features a list of music’s biggest stars, with appearances by Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Calvin Harris, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and T.I.
The album also includes features from Future, Bryson Tiller, Migos, Pusha T, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Raekwon, Betty Wright, Kodak Black, Sizzla, Yo Gotti, 21 Savage, Jeremih, Belly, and Mavado, among others.
Grateful has released chart-topper singles like JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s “Shining,” Drake’s “To the Max,” Bryson Tiller and Rihanna’s “Wild Thoughts,” and Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, and Quavo’s “I’m the One,” which became Khaled’s first No. 1 single on the Hot 100.
When he first announced his new album, DJ Khaled said it was the perfect response to the love he received on Major Key. “The title is Grateful,” he explained. “This title means so much to me. Especially coming off Major Key and seeing that love…The message here today is love. Love is the key and love is the answer.”
Stream Grateful below.
OVO’s big week continues. After new tracks from Drake and Majid Jordan, dvsn unleashes “Don’t Choose,” a late-night anthem about love and lust.
“Don’t choose a club over this tonight,” sings Daniel Day. “Don’t choose your friends over this tonight / Don’t you forget the way I make it feel / Don’t say you won’t when I know you will.”
The Canadian duo of Daniel Day and Nineteen85 — also dropped “Think About Me.” following the release of their debut album Sept. 5th in March and The Choir short film in December.
Listen to “Don’t Choose” below.
Vince Staples is swimming with the “Big Fish”
The 12-track project follows last year’s Prima Donna EP and features Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, and Kilo Kush.
Staples spoke on what it’s been like to work on this album as opposed to his past releases. “This is the first time I’ve been in complete control of my music,” he told Vulture. “With Summertime ’06, with Prima Donna, with Hell Can Wait, there were certain pigeonholes, I was at an age where I was fine with deferring. I don’t feel the need to defer to anyone anymore.”
Majid Jordan hits the scene with the smooth R&B track, “Gave Your Love Away”.
“I’m in the courtyard of your mansion in Westlake,” sings Majid Al Maskati. “Feelin’ a way about today, with a Grey / To get on, movin’ along, checkin’ my phone / Thought I heard you call, but I was wrong / Why’s it been so long?”
Listen to “Gave Your Love Away” below.
Produced by Josh “Igloo” Monroy the Jojo reminisces an old love. “You used to call me Wonder Woman when I gave you good love, I guess that’s still true,” she sings. “Because I wonder, I do / I catch myself thinking about you / And I wonder if you think about me too.”
This effort follows the success of her critically-acclaimed album Mad Love, which dropped in October.
Wu-Tang Clan unleashes another hit from its Mass Appeal’s Silicon Valley soundtrack.
Raekwon kicks things off with a reference to the group’s “C.R.E.A.M.” classic. “Cash rules everything around me,” raps The Chef. “I’m fresh out the slum / Rich bum ni**a, now I live dumb / We talk about that C.R.E.A.M., leaning in the Tower of Pisa / Seven visas got condos in the jungle.”
Now in its fifth season, The “Silicon Valley” soundtrack also features DJ Shadow, Nas, Danny Brown, Too $hort, and Hudson Mohawke.
Listen to “Don’t Stop” below.