DJ KHALED – Before They Were Famous

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Before DJ Khaled would collaborate with Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and would hook up with Terror Squad.
Before he would propose to Nicki Minaj with a $500,000 engagement ring over the Internet.
Before he later proposed to Nicole Tuck and she said yes.
Before he would get lost at Sea and record the whole experience via SnapChat.
Before DJ Khaled would leek his own sex tape when his record Hold You Down went number 1 in America.

His parents are Palestinian and immigrated to New Orleans for a better life, bringing with them their love for Arabic and performance. Young Khaleed took to music young but developed his own interest in rap and hip hop. He got his first break working College Radio and built up the reputation of that of a party animal throwing wild jams. Soon he would work his way up to the number one listened to radio station in Souther Florida 99 Jamz. From there he would collab endlessly with all the big names in he biz originally under the name Arab Attack, a name he would distance himself from post 9/11. But this was just one of many monikers he would adopt, including Big Dog Pitbull, The Don Dada, and Mr. Miami.

He found work at the New Orleans record story Odyssey where he would build contacts, meeting Lil Wayne and Birdman back in 1993.

He soon found work as a deejay on college radio but would build up an even bigger following for the larger than life house parties, a ritual he still carries on to this day.

He soon moved on to work on Pirate Radio and also worked as a “sidekick” for Miami rapper Luther Campbell for Campbell’s Friday night Mixx 96 radio show The Luke Show. Khaled assisted in the production of the hip-hop albums Real Talk by Fabolous, True Story by Terror Squad, All or Nothing by Fat Joe, and Me, Myself, & I by Fat Joe.

In 2003, he started hosting his own radio show, which currently airs weeknights on 99 Jamz FM – this being the most listened to radio station in Southern Florida.

My name is Michael McCrudden documenting the life of DJ Khleed prior to fame, here for you on Before They Were Famous.

As always, be sure to let me know in the comments down below who you want me to document next.

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