The child of Palestinian migrants, Khaled spent the primary years of his life in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents were musician and they would regularly play Arab Music. Khaled fell in love with music too, and his first idol was Michael Jackson but gradually over a period of time he developed interest in hip-hop and rapping. His parents supported him in music but his family had to move to Orlando, Florida, where, at 13 years old, he began to figure out how to DJ. Because of budgetary hardship, Khaled's family came back to New Orleans. While still a youngster, Khaled quickly started working at the city's Odyssey record store, and started making rapport with rising rappers like Birdman and Lil Wayne. He also tried his hand at being a break-dancer and bee boy. But he realized that his calling was in music.
He got his first break as college Radio DJ. At Miami pirate radio station Mixx 93, Khaled approached the on-air DJs and asked for a portion of their time slot. Marcello Valenzano and Andre Lyon, who were on the brink of leaving town and becoming known as production duo Cool & Dre, obliged. He worked up his way up to become number one Radio DJ, and he began to collaborate with everyone in the business. As he went on to become popular for his music sense, he also became a talk of music industry for throwing wild parties. Originally he was using the name ARABIC ATTACKS but he dropped the name post September 11 attacks
His debut album Listennn was released on 6th June 2006 by Koch Records. Although it was a mild success yet he has never looked back since. It went on to hit the Top 20 of Billboard's rap chart and, like all Khaled hits that followed, involved several rappers. Khaled remained with Koch for three additional albums: "We Takin' Over," "I'm So Hood," "Out Here Grindin'," and "All I Do Is Win." They were made with a combined total of 14 rappers and and around 7 producers, these anthems saw Khaled earning several gold and platinum certifications.
In late 2015–16, a number of Snapchat videos of Khaled's detailing his "key to success" received significant attention on the internet due to his larger than life persona. This newfound online recognition caused him to gain popularity; becoming an "internet phenomenon", with some now describing him as a "living meme" or "meme in human form"
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In 2016, he pinned a book called The Keys including his opinions on success, real life stories, and mogul talk
Famous Quotes by DJ Khaled:
“God has blessed me to see the luxury side of things.”
“In life everyone has a choice. The key is: make a right choice.”
“The key is to be honest. Be honest, but don’t play yourself.”
“The reason why I praise the lion is because the lion is the king of the jungle.”
“There will be road blocks but we will overcome it.”