DJ Khaled signs with Epic Records, Announces New Album
DJ Khaled revealed that his “We The Best” label has signed with Epic Records. The Palestinian-American music producer also announced that he will be releasing his ninth album, “Major Key.”
Khaled announced the news April 11 on Instagram and Twitter.
“#fanluv BREAKING NEWS: It’s WeTheBest/Epic. My new album #MAJORKEY is coming! After weeks of consideration I have made a decision on where to land the biggest brand in the game. A brand that has been built from the ground up. A brand that I have spent my entire life building even before I have it a name. Today I proudly announce my new partnership with La Reid and Epic Records. We The Best Music/Epic. Those two brands are synonymous with quality music. Iconic music. La Reid was the 1st executive to give We The Best Music an opportunity to distribute my music on a grand scale. It is a very satisfying feeling to re align myself with someone who shares my vision of bringing you the fans the best music possible. When I think about Epic Records the first thing that comes to mind is Michael Jackson “Thriller”. An iconic artist with and iconic album and iconic logo. In short I’d like to thank all the people behind the scenes that helped make this partnership a reality” the Instagram post said.
The post accompanied a video Khaled posted of himself and Epic Records Chief Executive Officer L.A. Reid. The two worked together before, when Reid signed We The Best to Def Jam in 2008. Reid called the signing of Khaled a “blessed reunion.”
“Khaled is a supremely gifted artist and social media guru whose music has defined hip-hop and R&B for the past decade. With an extremely loyal fan base radiating worldwide out of Miami, every new release by Khaled has now become a firestorm event and his devoted legion of fans only grows bigger by the day. With Khaled’s passion and creative savvy, together with our dedicated and versatile staff, we are poised to reach even greater heights together than ever before,” Reid said.
Khaled and Epic Records have not yet announced when they will release “Major Key.” The album is named after Khaled’s popular saying “major keys to success,” which he uses often on social media and in t-shirt designs.
Khaled also announced that he is looking to add new talent to his music label that currently includes artists like Ace Hood, Kent Jones, and Mavado.
“And to all aspiring superstars across the globe I say this I AM SEARCHING FOR NEW TALENT TO PRESENT TO THE WORLD! When it comes to breaking new artists, no one does it better than WE THE BEST MUSIC!!” he said.
DJ Khaled and Epic Records did not respond to a request for comment from PiA.