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  • Summary: The 10th full-length studio release for the rapper/producer features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, Drake, Fat Joe, Future, Calvin Harris, Jadakiss, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Kodak Black, Lil Wayne, Migos, Nicki Minaj, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Pusha T,The 10th full-length studio release for the rapper/producer features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, Drake, Fat Joe, Future, Calvin Harris, Jadakiss, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Kodak Black, Lil Wayne, Migos, Nicki Minaj, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Pusha T, Quavo, Raekwon, Rihanna, Rick Ross, T.I., Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, Yo Gotti, and Young Thug. Expand
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I'm the One
We The Best Music Another one! DJ Khaled Yeah, you're lookin' at the truth, the money never lie no I'm the one, yeah, I'm the one Early mornin' in... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 5, 2017
    80
    Khaled sticks to what he knows best throughout this LP and that’s creating hits with ease. The 22 songs on Grateful aren’t anything out of the ordinary for Khaled or any of his featured guests but they remain hits nonetheless.
  2. Jun 29, 2017
    76
    The first half of the album, Khaled showed precise execution, stacking banger after banger. Had he sliced the album down to 15 or 16 tracks, he could have secured a very special project.
  3. 75
    With so much talent and so much content, it’s frustrating that he couldn’t deliver a higher-quality product.
  4. Jun 27, 2017
    60
    Sadly, nearly every song is made worse by Khaled’s inane shout outs of “another one” or “we the best music”, making you yearn for a Khaled-free version.
  5. Jul 10, 2017
    52
    Many of the songs on the second half slide into each other in a forgettable jumble, but Grateful’s best songs are here, too.
  6. 50
    It can be taken as a full listen, and it rolls along easily enough, but most likely listeners will just queue the songs they like and ignore the rest of the filler.
  7. Jun 27, 2017
    40
    The diversity he curates quickly turns messy, though, as a surplus of talent doesn't guarantee musical versatility.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    I only have one thing to say. I'm so grateful for this album! My favorite part is that it is dedicated to his son, Asahd. Khaled, I amI only have one thing to say. I'm so grateful for this album! My favorite part is that it is dedicated to his son, Asahd. Khaled, I am grateful for your son and this album. Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2017
    8
    Me gustaron mucho las canciones, sentí que eran diferentes a los demás álbumes y siento que es lo que a la gente no le gusta. Dj Khaled tieneMe gustaron mucho las canciones, sentí que eran diferentes a los demás álbumes y siento que es lo que a la gente no le gusta. Dj Khaled tiene mucho talento, espero que la gente no se olvide de eso a la hora de criticar. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2017
    7
    The singles that came out before the album are all fantastic, but after that the rest of the album is very hit or miss. The trap songs areThe singles that came out before the album are all fantastic, but after that the rest of the album is very hit or miss. The trap songs are definitely the highlight of the album, along with the very cool Calvin Harris collaboration. Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2017
    4
    With more than two dozen featured artists and a running time of almost an hour and a half, DJ Khaled's "Grateful" is one of the mostWith more than two dozen featured artists and a running time of almost an hour and a half, DJ Khaled's "Grateful" is one of the most overstuffed and unnecessarily long albums of the year so far. Most of the singles leading into this thing signaled a very "soundtrack of the summer" type sound, especially with "I'm the One"and "Wild Thoughts". Sadly, any expectations of this being this year's "soundtrack of the summer" are quickly destroyed when listening through it. Songs like "On Everything" and "Nobody" continue the singles's energy, but the album quickly dissolves into filler. "It's Secured" wastes a feature from Nas, "Iced Out My Arms" is a boring banger that also wastes two very good producers, while "I Love You So Much" is the most lyrically bankrupt tracks DJ Khaled's ever presented. This album is sadly an unfocused, amateurish mess that could have been cut down a disc, a disappointment compared to last year's "Major Key".
    Favourites: "Wild Thoughts", "I'm the One", "On Everything", "Nobody", "I Can't Even Lie"
    Least Favourites: "It's Secured", "I Love You So Much", "Pull a Caper", "Iced Out My Arms"
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  5. Jul 18, 2017
    3
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  6. Jun 28, 2017
    2
    Don't waste your time. The only songs worth listening to here are the ones already released as singles (specifically 'Wild Thoughts' ,Don't waste your time. The only songs worth listening to here are the ones already released as singles (specifically 'Wild Thoughts' , 'Shining' and 'To The Max'). The rest of them are just endless loops of recycled sounds punctuated with endlessly annoying shouts of 'DJ Khaled' and some other irksome associated phrases. 2/10 Expand
  7. Oct 25, 2017
    0
    This album is a pure masterpiece .... No, I'm kidding! When we listen to a song, we have listened to them all. Really very weird this album,This album is a pure masterpiece .... No, I'm kidding! When we listen to a song, we have listened to them all. Really very weird this album, with the same sample for all the songs. Pathetic. Expand

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