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Victory
Studio album by DJ Khaled
Released March 2, 2010
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Hip hop, Southern rap
Length 46:58
Label We the Best, Terror Squad, E1
Producer DJ Khaled (exec.), The Runners, The Inkredibles, Schife & OhZee, DJ Nasty & LVM, The Team, 1500 or Nothin', Ervin "EP" Pope
Professional reviews
DJ Khaled chronology
We Global
(2008)
Victory
(2010)
Singles from DJ Khaled
  1. "Fed Up"
    Released: October 28, 2009
  2. "Put Your Hands Up"
    Released: February 9, 2010
  3. "All I Do Is Win"
    Released: February 9, 2010

Victory is the fourth studio album by Miami based mixtape DJ and Terror Squad member, DJ Khaled. It was released on March 2, 2010.[2] under the We The Best Music imprint of E1 Records.[3]

Contents

Background

Khaled has been working on his fourth LP as executive of Def Jam South.[4] He stated the name Victory represents the struggle to get to a victory[5] and that he inspires people with his music.[4]

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Guests

He confirmed Usher and Drake as two guests on the album[5], fellow Florida artists such as Plies and Rick Ross are also confirmed to have appearances on the album. Khaled has said that Young Jeezy will be featured on many songs and have a "major" role in the album, However the final tracklist only includes Young Jeezy on two tracks, and said he no longer has a major role even through DJ Khaled said that he is a major part of his album. Instead. Schife is the one who has a "major" role on the album. In an interview with OnSmash, Khaled confirmed that T-Pain, Schife, Red Rum, John Legend, Bun B, Birdman, Soulja Boy, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, and Pitbull would all appear on the album.[6] Khaled also confirmed on the set of the "Fed Up" video that Nelly, Lil Boosie, Buju Banton, Ace Hood and Jarvis have features on the album, he also has been talking to Kanye West about possible collaborations, however he said that Shyne and Kanye West no longer appear on this album. He claimed that Shyne's absents was a last second change, as he was ineligible to put the track on the album since it leaked a week earlier. Akon, Brisco, Trick Daddy, Jadakiss and Fat Joe are also absent from the album. Khaled confirmed that he was in the process of working with various producers such as, Pharell,[7] Cool & Dre,[8] and DJ Nasty.[9] He also stated throughout the series that he also had worked with, or is in the process of recording with Jim Jones,[10] Ludacris,[11] and Snoop Dogg[12] In episode eleven, Khaled confirmed rappers, Lil Wayne, and Nas, are also featured on the album. All of those guests made it to the final tracklist. Rick Ross, Bun B and Birdman are the only artists to appear on all four of DJ Khaled's album.

Production

Khaled confirmed production from The Runners.[5] Khaled also confirmed production from The Inkredibles, Drumma Boy and Schife.[6]

Singles

  • The first offical single was "Fed Up". It was released on October 28, 2009. It features Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Drake. It peaked at #45 on The Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop songs.
  • The second offical single was "Put Your Hands Up". It was released on February 8, 2010. The song featured Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and Plies although Plies is not featured in the video. The music video premired on BET along with the video for All I Do Is Win
  • The fourth offical single is the title track "Victory". The song features Nas and John Legend.

Performance

Commercial Performance

It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #14, the R&B/hip hop chart at #5 and The Top Rap Chart at #2 behind Lil Wayne's Rebirth, selling 28,000 copies. This is his lowest charting album so far since his debut album. It is also his lowest selling album.

Chart Peak Position
US Billboard 200 14
US Independent Albums 1

Critical Performance

The album received mixed reviews.

Track listing

Track Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" (featuring Diddy & Busta Rhymes) Leroy Romans 2:34
2. "All I Do Is Win" (featuring T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg) DJ Nasty & L.V.M. 3:47
3. "Put Your Hands Up" (featuring Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Plies & Schife) Schife & OhZee 5:12
4. "Fed Up" (featuring Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne) The Runners 4:11
5. "Victory" (featuring Nas & John Legend) The Inkredibles 3:13
6. "Ball" (featuring Jim Jones & Schife) Schife & OhZee 3:48
7. "Rockin All My Chains On" (featuring Birdman, Bun B, Schife & Soulja Boy Tell 'Em) Schife & OhZee 3:40
8. "Killing Me" (featuring Buju Banton, Busta Rhymes & Bounty Killer) The Runners 3:44
9. "Bringing Real Rap Back" (featuring Rum) The Runners 4:04
10. "Bring the Money Out" (featuring Nelly, Lil Boosie, Ace Hood & Schife) Schife & OhZee 3:20
11. "On My Way" (featuring Kevin Cossom, Bali, Ace Hood, BallGreezy, Ice Berg, Desloc, Gunplay, Rum & Young Cash) The Runners 5:50
12. "Rep My City" (featuring Pitbull & Jarvis) The Team 3:38

Chart positions

Chart (2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 14
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 2
Canadian Albums Chart[13] 56

References


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