DJ Khaled Earns a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame

The stars who attended DJ Khaled’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Dedication Ceremony in Hollywood, California on 11th April included Jay-Z, Diddy, and Fat Joe. Fat Joe introduced Khaled, with whom he has worked on tracks such as ‘Holla At Me,’ ‘Pride N Joy,’ ‘I’m So Hood,’ ‘All I Do Is Win,’ and others.

“When I met him, he made me move out of New York to Miami,” Joe said, recalling memories of their first meeting. “When I think of Khaled, I think of love. That’s the only reason why you see the heavyweights here like you see them.”

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Several of Khaled’s friends, collaborators, supporters, and family were in attendance for the event, which took place on the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard. Teyana Taylor, Jeezy, and N.O.R.E. were among them.

Nicole Tuck, Khaled’s wife, and their two boys, Asahd and Aalam, were also present. “In hip-hop, for a long time, we haven’t really embraced fatherhood.” said Joe. “Nobody has done it like Khaled. And music-wise, there’s nobody with a greater ear.”

Diddy followed up with a speech: “I remember that day when you told me, ‘They don’t believe me, Puff.’ I was like ‘Khaled, what are you talking about? You’re doing great… ‘But they don’t believe me.’ I remember from that day, you worked all the way up.

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“You’re a pioneer; you’re an icon and a brilliant businessman. But most importantly, you’re a great friend to all of us here… Your energy and your work ethic is unmatched, we celebrate you for everything.”

Diddy took to Instagram to post a video of Khaled’s star unveiling and wrote: “Congratulations to my brother @DJKhaled on receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today!!LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE.”

Khaled gave himself a shoutout in an emotional acceptance speech, saying: “There’s only one Khaled, that’s all I gotta say,” ending with his personal mantra: “We the best. It’s not just me, it’s we.”

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Khaled, whose full name is Khaled Mohammed Khaled, is a DJ, record producer, and rapper who began his career as a radio DJ for 99 Jamz in the 1990s. In 2006, he launched his debut solo album, ‘Listennn… The Album,’ and has since released 11 studio albums, the most recent of which are ‘Grateful’ (2017), ‘Father of Asahd’ (2019), and ‘Khaled Khaled’ (2021).

NME highlighted in a review of Khaled Khaled’s album that the record contained a large number of collaborators, including Drake, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, and others. “If you swapped numbers with Khaled at an after-party and aren’t on this album, you should feel offended,” wrote reviewer Luke Morgan Britton.

‘Popstar’ and ‘Greece’ with Drake (with more on the way), ‘Let It Go’ with Bieber and 21 Savage, and ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ with Jay-Z and Nas are just a few of Khaled’s recent collaborations. There was also Khaled’s recent live collaboration with Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, Migos, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, and Gunna during an NBA All-Star performance, during which the producer brought out Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, Migos, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, and Gunna for an eight-minute segment dubbed ‘DJ Khaled & Friends.’