“Billboard Hot 100 here we come!”
DJ Khaled has blessed fans with a couple of Instagram posts revealing a behind-the-scenes look at the “I’m The One” studio sessions. The track, which seems poised for a long summer, features a star-studded lineup of Justin Biebs, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Wayne. In the first clip, Khaled is in the studio with Chance, who has yet to hear the beat. Khaled forgoes any preface and plays it for him, while Chance vibes. Khaled makes his ambition known, telling Chance his prediction that they’re about to have their first Hot 100 number one, and he may very well be right.
In the second clip, Khaled is in the studio with Quavo and his entourage, smoking hella weed. Quavo even has one lit as he’s recording his verse. As far as studio footage goes, this one is more self-aggrandizing than informative, but that’s generally the Khaled way. Still, it’s dope to see so many creative minds in one studio space, even if the end result seemed a bit…phoned in. Not to sound like a hater, but a lineup like that doesn’t come around too often, and each rapper was nowhere near their peak potential.
Regardless, Khaled will most probably hit that coveted number one spot, proving once again that his rep as a hit-maker is not to be taken lightly.