Khaled Mohamed, popularly known as DJ Khaled, is a celebrated American DJ, record producer, author, record label executive and radio personality. In order to avoid being labelled as insensitive, Khaled changed his name after the 9/11 attacks. Prior to the attacks, he was known as ‘Arab Attack’. He has been a part of the hip-hop group ‘Terror Squad’ as DJ and has also been a radio host for the music station WEDR ’99 Jamz’. Some of the most popular albums by DJ Khaled include ‘Suffering From Success’, ‘Grateful’, ‘Listennn...the Album’, ‘Kiss The Ring’ and ‘We Global’ to name a few. He has also authored the book titled ‘The Keys’. This book embraces his thoughts, views and opinions especially on success. It also includes contributions from other music moguls and real life stories. Here are some pearls of wisdom shared by the renowned artist through his songs, lyrics, music, tweets, interviews and writings. Read through the quotes and sayings by DJ Khaled on perseverance, success and living life to the fullest.
Meeting President Obama was amazing. Very inspiring.
I put together amazing records, whether that's finding the beat or putting the right hook on there, and picking the right artists on the record. That's me being an A&R. And I'm making sure that they give me their best.
When it all got taken away, I was becoming a young man. So I had to sacrifice to leave my family... Sleeping in my car, getting an apartment for a month and getting evicted the next month. Staying in the $25, $50 hotels.
It confuses me and disappoints me when somebody says, 'What does he do? What does he do?' My records are some of the biggest anthems ever. What do you think, they magically just appear? Obama walked out to my record.
Nicki Minaj, I'm at MTV. I'm going to be honest with you: I love you. I like you. I want you; I want you to be mine. Only reason I'm not telling you this face to face is because I understand that you're busy.
I've been blessed to be somebody that's been climbing that success mountain top for years of hard work, you know, but now it's all connecting. And now, the whole world is watching, you know what I'm saying, and it feels good 'cause it's good energy. This is all positive vibes, and good vibes and good energy, so it feels incredible.
Sometimes, you might meet somebody that you love that's turning into a 'they.' My key is invite them to Miami and take them to the ocean and let them jump off the boat in the ocean, on the sand bar, and cleanse off and pray and then go take a shower, and hopefully the 'they' is out of you.
'They' is... stay away from them, please. There is so many different definitions of 'they.' You might have a personal 'they.' They against you; they want you broken and miserable. They don't like winners; they don't like people who's blessed. So everybody's got a different 'they.'
I feel real good because it's about representing the young world and how to uplift each other and how to push us to be greater and make sure we don't fall or get trapped or get in trouble, you know what I mean. Stay focused, you know what I mean.
Basically what I'm trying to tell you is that it's almost impossible to drive a jet ski at night time unless you're in a city with lights lit up so you can navigate. Besides being pitch black, that water turn black at night. Listen, I don't recommend it.
Imagine your family finally making it from nothing to something, and finally getting things going, and finally buying a beautiful house and taking care of your children - and the next day, it's completely all gone. Zero. Boom. Flat broke. So that's when I had to man up.
I put out tapes, but I always kept saying, 'Why am I putting all this energy into these tapes?' I was like, 'I'd rather make just an album because I have a vision; I know how I want to do my records.' I always felt like an artist as well.
When I inspire myself, I want to spread the word because its important to be healthy. I don't think they're teaching us enough about that. I think we should eat better and exercise. Look who's saying that - a guy who was 300 pounds - but I'm doing a lot better than I used to. I'm letting people know its important because it makes you feel better.