In a followup post, he revealed his kids would take a leading role on the recording,
“Executive produced by Asahd Khaled and Aalam Khaled,” he wrote, explaining the meaning behind the album title.
He promised the album cover next and he delivered, sharing the art on Instagram. “This my name. This is my legacy. This my COVER. Time to bring MORE LIGHT,” Khaled captioned the post. “I have a gift for the world. I can’t wait to share it with you. Let’s talk tomorrow, are you available?? I couldn’t post any pictures of this gift I had to sign an NDA.” The cover art features Khaled alongside his two sons: Asahd and Aalam.
On Monday, he announced Khaled Khaled was “99.1% DONE” in a one-minute clip featuring a choir singing behind him as he preached the good news about his forthcoming LP. “Khaled Khaled is coming. It’s special. I worked my whole career, I worked my whole life, and I’m just getting started,” he declared. “But to make this album… was… God’s hands all over it. Be great but be grateful. And remember, the light is love and God is love. When it’s dark, be the sun. I am Khaled Khaled, child of God.”
He confirmed in the comments section of Meek Mill’s “#ZONE” Instagram picture from the recording studio that he received the rapper’s vocals as well. “Facts ! Vocals is in! KHALED KHALED coming [soon],” he wrote on Monday.
Last July, DJ Khaled sent two top 10 singles to the Billboard Hot 100 with the help of Drake: “Popstar,” which peaked at No. 3 on the chart, and “Greece,” which reached No. 8. “As people that are two music execs, two guys that make music, two guys that put out albums, two guys that are bosses and CEOS, we relate to each other in a great way meaning IT’S BIG,” he told Billboard in an interview last year. “If I come to Drake like, ‘Let’s do something,’ in his head, he’s already saying that ‘Khaled isn’t doing just anything.’ That’s how I look at Drake too, because everything he do is big.”