The conclusion of an uncharacteristically enigmatic rollout is officially upon us, and Father Of Asahd has arrived at long last. While many expected a plethora of singles and publically flaunted guest appearances, Khaled opted to play this one close to his chest. Who’d have thought we’d ever call a Khaled rollout mysterious, and yet here we are. Considering Grateful’s rollout, which featured Future bringing one million in cash to the studio, and the infamous “DID THE DRAKE VOCALS COME IN YET” meme, is it same to infer Father Of Asahd might be Khaled’s most mature album to date?
A deeper listen will be required to draw any such conclusions. Yet a few surface takes can be gleaned. For one, Father Of Asahd holds merit for being the first high profile release of new Nipsey Hussle, through the John Legend-assisted “Higher.” Upon hearing Khaled reflect on the track, it’s clear that working with Nip left a profound impact on him. “I even told him, ‘We’re going to win a Grammy,” explained Khaled, to Zane Lowe. “Because that’s how I feel about my album. I really feel like not only is this my biggest, this is very special, obviously, I got a change to work with King Nipsey Hussle.”
With appearances from Jay Z, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, John Legend, SZA, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Cee-Lo, Jeezy, Future, and more, the album marks another notch in Asahd Khaled’s infant-sized executive-producer belt. Sound off below with your first thoughts below.