By Nailah Curry Jenkins '20
DJ Khaled - Father of Asahd
The notorious DJ Khaled has done it again with a smashing new album. The hip hop/ R&B album Father of Asahd, named after his son who is in fact is making money off being a producer of the album, is backed by familiar classic oldies. The masterful album has 15 tracks and over 20 performers and collaborations with some of our favorites such as Justin Bieber, SZA, Nippie Hussle, Lil’ Wayne, Drake and many more. Each song has a different message and vibe, but are all uplifted by the motivational words of DJ Khaled.
Jhené Aioko’s single “Triggered” gives us another taste of her soft-spoken moving voice. The singer-songwriter poetically expressed her emotions and created a classic breakup song. Her fierce, quotable and intense lyrics arrest her listeners. This has the perfect balance of undercuts and slow beats.
Cardi B’s song “Press” has finally been released after the snippet given to her fans back in December, which got millions of views and listens. It is safe to say that this song was made as a rebuttal to her husband Offset’s song “Clout” after much attention and drama between both of them. In this song, she fully takes an attack on her haters. In her lyrics, Cardi has sharpened her bars and gone into full intimidation mode.