Hip Hop’s pot of positivity is back with another one. DJ Khaled released Im The One with its star studded feature list. Im The One line up includes Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne. Hedonism and good vibes only. In the words of the face of Snapchat, Khaled, “Bless up.” Im The One is a feel good anthem with enough melodies for your ass. Again, if you hate on the vibe of a Im The One it leads me to worry about what’s good with you?
It’s hard to hate on the vibe of Im The One
Im The One is the second single off the new DJ Khaled project entitled Grateful. This follows on from the February release of the track “Shining.” Khaled’s aim is to control a summer with hedonism so he frequently assembles the hottest artists in the game to make his shit hot. Chess moves! Officially released on April 30th 2017, it is fresh out.
Na you smart Khaled!
Im The One Production
DJ Khaled and Nic Nac, a California based producer, co-produced Im The One. Asahd Khaled who is the cute son of DJ Khaled gets executive producer credit, which is heart warming to say the least. Shout out to him.
It makes perfect sense at this current time in Hip Hop music for this line up to feature. Platinum hits these days stem from Quavo’s melodic hooks and catchy verses. Chance The Rapper is a Grammy award winner. Justin Bieber is Justin Bieber – a Goddamn superstar. Lil Wayne is a bit out of place if you ask me as he is musically cold, respectfully.
Who’s who of who’s hot … and Lil Wayne
“Justin Bieber, first of all, is my friend, a very good person and he’s very big, he’s a super, he’s a megastar. I told myself ‘I’m not gonna ask Justin Bieber to do a record with me until I feel like I’m at a certain point in my career.’ I won’t play myself”
We all have to play our position in life in some capacity. Before Imperious Ent can ask for an Adele feature we have to work our way up to a certain point in our careers. You may see Jeks in a Dior glasses ad and Rams as an executive producer on a Pop singer’s album. At that point the levels will be HIGH.
Bieber, Biebs, Bieber the Blood or Biebervelli
Fire. Pre-hook duty is delivered by Biebs and Khaled but mainly Biebs. All of the artists in a braggadocios manner are telling their love interest that they are the one. In other words, the dude with the motherfucking shoes. How Rams feels about himself. How everyone should.
Yeah, you’re lookin’ at the truth
The money never lie, no
I’m the one, yeah, I’m the one
Early mornin’ in the Dawn
Know you wanna ride now (let’s ride, let’s ride)
I’m the one, yeah, I’m the one, yeah
And you sick of all those other imitators
Don’t let the only real one intimidate ya
See you watchin’, don’t run outta time now
I’m the one, yeah
The verses from the rappers were good. Rams is not a hater but I don’t think Wayne’s verse was essential. I feel like Young Thug could have contributed more to the melody than Wayne but that is my own personal opinion.
Solid tune with huge replay value. I am a dude that is fully immersed in hedonistic vibes from music. Bieber took the vibe to a different market and demographic. It’s a Pop reccid so this may leave the Hip Hop purist disgruntled but what is Hip Hop?