Major key alert: DJ Khaled’s ninth studio album has officially gone gold.
The Major Key project was in highly visible in the commercial space for its top-heavy standout singles, such as “For Free” with Drake, (which had everybody rapping alongside the Akinyele sample), Jay Z and Future’s unlikely pairing on “I Got the Keys,” Nas making a concrete announcement with “Nas Album Done,” and Kendrick Lamar’s bars on “Holy Key.”
The cover art to Major Key also gained notoriety on its own, as the Snapchat King posed with an actual lion, shot by legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion.
So what better way to celebrate than a dinner in conjunction with the release of his new book The Keys? The release date for his first written piece stands as November 22, but it’s currently available for pre-order now. Longtime followers and fans will want to obtain a copy of the self-help book to find out who “they” are, as heard in Khaled’s Snapchats.
The celebration dinner took place on Saturday, November 12 in Los Angeles. However, the We The Best leader wasn’t the only person being praised tonight. It was also Future’s 33rd birthday, in which Khaled gifts him with a brand new Rolex Sky-Dweller.
In addition, Major Key is Khaled’s first project released on Epic Records, which he signed to in April of this year. CEO L.A. Reid was nothing but smiles according to the photos.
Others superstars in attendance included Nas, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Timbaland, August Alsina, Mariah Carey, will.i.am, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, and more.