If you want to know what God Did for DJ Khaled, just listen to his new album. The 18-track record has officially dropped, marking the producer’s 13th studio album. He spoke to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about the project.
The album title, Khaled revealed, came from one of his repeated motivational sayings in which he declares, “They didn’t believe in us, God Did.” He said he decided on the name after seeing fans’ responses to the statement.
“When I came up with the title, it resonated with me to the point where I had to let it out, my soul, and spread it to the world,” said Khaled. “What happened was it resonated with the fans, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, they feeling what I’m feeling,’ and that’s when I said, ‘It’s going to be the name of my album,’ because I had another name for my album … When I said, ‘They didn’t believe in us, God Did,’ I felt like I was speaking for all of us.”
As for the features, God Did has over 30, including Jay-Z, who Khaled thanked for being on the album.
“I’ve always been a fan not just from his music, just from his moves,” he told Lowe. “For him to bless my album the way he blessed my album … That was such a blessing and that meant so much to me, because not only does he trust me, he know it’s special.”
God Did is available on streaming services. In honor of its release, Khaled launched an augmented reality Lens experience that’ll bring the album cover to life. Fans who scan the artwork or a Times Square billboard with their Snapchat camera will see Khaled’s portrait reciting the lyrics to “Grateful.”
The producer will also release music videos over the next week.
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