Grateful [Deluxe Edition]

Grateful [Deluxe Edition]

by DJ Khaled


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Grateful is distinguishable from the nine previous DJ Khaled albums by its cover alone -- a regal portrait of platinum fraternal shepherd, self-hype man, and producer Khaled beside son Asahd and a young tiger. Bestowed with an executive production credit, Asahd is present in more than a visual sense. On the "Sesame Street visits a black church" number "I Love You So Much," Khaled and Chance the Rapper exalt their kids, with the former in endearingly effusive overdrive, beaming "You're an icon, you're a legend" and, motivated perhaps by witnessing Asahd devour some strained carrots, "the greatest that ever did it." That and the album's concluding moment of touching thanks are among the most family-friendly tracks in the Khaled discography, which swells here with 21 additional selections of mostly celebratory bluster. Due to the plinking "I'm the One," led by Justin Bieber, and "Wild Thoughts," a Rihanna-fronted update of Santana's "Maria Maria," the album had major hits before it arrived. Khaled old guards such as Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Mavado, and Nas make requisite notable appearances, while newer collaborators 21 Savage and Migos add some youthful energy with contributions to the album's comparatively street-oriented, paper-chasing, ominous-sounding second half. The beats are fully outfitted, and several are suitably immense. Compared to Major Key, there's a little less objectification going on. Just as significant, the second track on which Chance is featured isn't the lone gospel connection. Almost lost in this lengthy flow of content is an a cappella Betty Wright interlude and what trails it: an uplifted Cool & Dre co-production fronted by Alicia Keys with a clean and righteous verse from Nicki Minaj, "Go to war for every black queen that they lynched, and my pockets on chubby but they can't be pinched." [Grateful was also released in a two-disc Deluxe Edition.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2017
Label: Epic
UPC: 0889854466527
catalogNumber: 544665
Rank: 38340

Album Credits

Performance Credits

DJ Khaled   Primary Artist
Eddie Montilla   Keyboards
Jabari Rayford   Background Vocals
Carter Lang   Background Vocals
Jamila Woods   Background Vocals
Lisa Mishra   Background Vocals
Teddy Jackson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Arthur Baker   Composer
Ernie Isley   Composer
Betty Wright   Composer,Vocal Producer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Bobby Dixon   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Paul Henton   Composer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Ian Lewis   Composer
Clay McMurray   Composer
Alphonso Mizell   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Dave Richards   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Jeff Lane   Engineer
Clarence Reid   Composer
Carlos Santana   Composer
Marvin Sapp   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Composer
Mark Pritchard   Composer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer
John Roble   Composer
Fat Joe   Composer
Shawn Carter   Composer
Miguel Collins   Composer
Beyoncé Knowles   Composer
Willie Clarke   Composer
Jason Phillips   Composer
Jermaine Reid   Engineer
Cool & Dre   Producer
Nasty Beatmakers   Producer
DJ Khaled   Producer,Vocal Producer
Bradley Brown   Composer
Gregg Rominiecki   Engineer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Danja   Producer
Ben Diehl   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Thomas Bennett "Tom Cat"   Engineer
Calvin Harris   Producer
Jeff Edwards   Engineer
Matthew Brownie   Composer
Kirk Robinson   Composer
Derrick Jenner   Engineer
Khaled Khaled   Composer
Derek Garcia   Engineer
Kevin Cossom   Composer
Justin Bieber   Composer
Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine   Engineer
Noah Shebib   Engineer
Lu Diaz   Engineer
Aubrey "Drake" Graham   Composer
John Glover   Composer
Radric Davis   Composer
Jayo   Producer
Nicholas Warwar   Composer
Andre Lyon   Composer
Streetrunner   Producer
Dwayne Carter   Composer
Clifford Harris   Composer
Nate Hills   Composer
Ray Jacobs   Composer
Corey Woods   Composer
David Brooks   Composer
William Roberts   Composer
Blake Harden   Engineer
Terrence Thornton   Composer
Mario Mims   Composer
Nasir Jones   Composer
Ahmad Balshe   Composer
Jeremy Felton   Composer
Nicole Tuck   Spiritual Advisor
Onika Maraj   Composer
Adam Wiles   Composer
Bobby Brackins   Composer
Brittany Harrell   Vocal Producer
Noel Cadastre   Engineer
Yared Williams   Composer
Joshua "Southside" Luellen   Composer
Peter Wilkins   Composer
Danny Schofield   Composer
Sean Anderson   Composer
David McRae   Composer
Eric Manco   Engineer
Joshua Joseph   Composer
Christopher Feldmann   Art Direction
Beat Bully   Producer
Nayvadius Wilburn   Composer
Tauheed Epps   Composer
Anthony Tucker   Composer
Maurice Jordan   Composer
Joe Zarrillo   Engineer
Travis Scott   Composer
Carter Lang   Producer
Todd Robinson   Engineer
Shin Kamiyama   Engineer
Francis Farewell Starlite   Producer
Anthony Lee Norris   Composer
Nicholas Balding   Composer
Chance the Rapper   Producer
Peter Cottontale   Producer
Metro Boomin   Producer
Troy Hinds   Composer
DannyBoyStyles   Producer
Chancelor Bennett   Composer
Manny Galvez   Engineer
Brett Bailey   Engineer
Leland Wayne   Composer
Thomas Lee Barrett   Composer
Quavious Marshall   Composer
Kiari Cephus   Composer
Jason Boyd   Composer
Jermaine Pegues   Operation
Kirshnik Ball   Composer
Bryson Tiller   Composer
Juan "Saucy" Pena   Engineer
Tarik Azzouz   Composer,Additional Production
Troy "Troyton" Hinds   Producer
Alex Bagwandeen   Composer
Jahron Brathwaite   Composer
Alexander "Smitty" Smith   Engineer
Eamon Doyle   Composer
Bill K. Kapri   Composer
David Hughes   Engineer
Rayshon Cobbs   Composer
808-Ray   Producer
Jeffery Williams   Composer
Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph   Composer
David Park   Composer,Additional Production
Asahd Khaled   Composer,Executive Producer
Dj Durel   Producer
Eliphete Celestin   Composer
Alicia Cook   Composer
Daryl Lee   Composer
High Moore   Composer
Jamie Crawford-Walker   Marketing
Ray Alamo   Engineer
Nayvadius Maximus   Composer
LetMeSeeYou   Producer
Nate Fox   Producer

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