DJ Khaled – We The Best Forever 2011

We the Best Forever is the fifth studio album by DJ Khaled. It was released under We the Best Music Group, Terror Squad Entertainment, Cash Money Records andUniversal Motown on July 19, 2011 instead of June 28, 2011[4] It is his first album to be released on a major label, his first four albums being released on the independent label Koch Records, which later changed its name to E1 Music.

Background

Khaled announced via Twitter on August 16, 2010 that the album would be titled We the Best Forever.[5] On August 19, 2010, three days after announcing the album title he announced he had signed with Cash Money Records.[6] On December 7, 2010 Khaled said the album was 75% done.[7] On the official remix to “Welcome to My Hood”, DJ Khaled states that the album will be released on June 28. DJ Khaled delayed his album to July 19, 2011 according to his Twitter.

Khaled confirmed in September 2010 that the people he’s made past hits with including , Birdman, Lil Wayne, would be featured on the project. Khaled revealed that he really wanted Eminem featured on one of his “street anthems” and asked Eminem to “do it for hip hop music as a whole.” In February 2011 Khaled confirmed thatDrake, , Rick Ross, T-Pain and Plies will be featured in the album.[10] In April 2011, Khaled revealed additional guest appearances, including Young Jeezy, Fat Joe, Ace Hood, B.o.B, Cee Lo Green, Keyshia Cole, Chris Brown, and Akon.

On his first webisode Khaled confirmed production from The Runners on the album. This is the first DJ Khaled album since his debut to feature production by DJ Khaled himself.[10] Cool & Dre will produce on the album after notably being left off of the final tracklist for his last album, Victory.

 

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. “I’m On One” (featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne) Aubrey Graham, William Roberts, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Tyler Williams, Nikhil Seetharam,Noah Shebib, Khaled Khaled T-Minus, Noah “40” Shebib*, Nikhil “Kromatik” Seetheram^ 4:56
2. “Welcome to My Hood” (featuring T-Pain, Rick Ross, Plies & Lil Wayne) William Roberts, Algernod Washington, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Faheem Najm, Johnny Mollings, Lenny Mollings, Khaled The Renegades, DJ Nasty & LVM*, DJ Khaled^ 4:10
3. “Money” (featuring Young Jeezy & Ludacris) Khaled, Jay Jenkins, Chris Bridges, Lexus Lewis Lex Luger 3:55
4. “I’m Thuggin” (featuring Waka Flocka Flame & Ace Hood) Khaled, Lewis, Antoine McCollister, Jaquin Malphurs Lex Luger 4:16
5. “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” (featuring Fabolous, Mary J. Blige &Jadakiss) Khaled, Jason Phillips, Jordan Suecof, Mary J. Blige, John Jackson, Kelly Sheenan, Livvi Franc Infinity 3:13
6. “Legendary” (featuring Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole & Ne-Yo) Khaled, Mollings, Mollings, Chris Brown,Keyshia Cole, Shaffer Smith, Gary Carolla, L. Knighten DJ Nasty & LVM, Gary Carolla, DJ Khaled* 4:16
7. “Sleep When I’m Gone” (featuring Cee-Lo Green, Game & Busta Rhymes) Khaled, Nate Hills, Jayceon Taylor, Timothy Calloway, Trevor Smith, Sheenan Danja 5:22
8. “Can’t Stop” (featuring Birdman & T-Pain) Khaled, Brian Williams, Najm, Matthew Samuels, Matthew Burnett Boi-1da, Matthew Burnett 2:49
9. “Future” (featuring Ace Hood, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Wale & Vado) Khaled, Samuels, McCollister, Rob Williams, Sean Anderson, Olubowale Akintimehin, Teeyon Winfree Boi-1da 5:35
10. “My Life” (featuring Akon & B.o.B) Khaled, Aliaune Thiam, Bobby Ray Simmons, Lu Diaz, Benjamin Diehl, Sheenan, Heather Bright Lu Diaz & Ben Diehl (THE TEAM) 3:31
11. “A Million Lights” (featuring Kevin Rudolf, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jae Millz & Cory Gunz) Khaled, Kevin Rudolf, Michael Stevenson,Jermaine Preyan, Jarvis Mills, Peter Pankey Jr., Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Walter Douglas Powers The Runners, The Monarch 4:29
12. “Welcome to My Hood” (Remix) (featuring T-Pain, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Mavado, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B, Game & Waka Flocka Flame) Khaled, Mollings, Mollings, Faheem Najm,Christopher Bridges Smith, Carl Mitchell,David Brooks, Bryan Williams, Antoine McCollister, Jose Cartagena, Phillips,Bernard Freeman, Jayceon Taylor, Juaquin Malphurs The Renegades, DJ Nasty & LVM, DJ Khaled^ 7:10

Singles

Khaled originally announced the first single would feature Lil Wayne.[7] The first official single is “Welcome to My Hood”. It was released on January 18, 2011. It featuresRick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne and T-Pain. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 79. On May 12, 2011, Khaled premiered the second single titled “I’m On One”. It features Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.[14] It was released in the United States for digital download on May 20, 2011.[15] It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 78, and has since peaked at number ten, becoming his highest peaking song on the chart. The next single with a video to be released is “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over”, featuring Mary J. Blige, Fabolous, and Jadakiss, released on iTunes on July 18. The fourth single will be “Legendary”, featuring Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole andNe-Yo.

On July 19 the official music video for “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” was premiered.

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