Apple Music Names DJ Khaled As First 'Artist-in-Residence'

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Apple Music has invited DJ Khaled to be its first "Artist-in-Residence," Khaled announced today on his Instagram account (via Billboard).

Khaled says that as Artist-in-Residence, he will be taking over "the biggest playlists on the platform" every month while also debuting new artists.


Khaled called on record labels and artists to "hit him up" to collaborate, and he announced his first takeover playlist: Office DJ. Next month, Khaled says that he plans to debut a "Gymflow playlist vibe."


The Office DJ playlist from Khaled includes songs from Jay-Z, Drake, Beyoncé, Buju Banton, Lauryn Hill, Rick Ross, Sam Cooke, Dr. Dre, and more.
Any workplace could use a little pick-me-up. And few people are better at elevating heart rates and boosting productivity than DJ Khaled, Apple Music's first-ever artist in residence. He's staging a corporate takeover with this exclusive, handpicked playlist, serving up new and old classics from hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and pop--Khaled's areas of expertise--specifically designed to carry everyone from opening bell through end-of-day air horn.
Khaled's playlists are available for free to Apple Music subscribers.

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Zimmy68

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Between each song this talentless hack adds...

"Another one..."

Then, after every 5 songs he adds...

"This here is the BEST music!..."

And during any song, you will get a random "DJ Kalhed", even if it is the theme from Ishtar.

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This is 100% a Fast Eddy Cue idea, I'd bet my house.
 
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Zenithal

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Is this that jackass who talks to himself as he walks around?
Between each song this talentless hack adds...

"Another one..."

Then, after every 5 songs he adds...

"This here is the BEST music!..."

And during any song, you will get a random "DJ Kalhed", even if it is the them from Ishtar.

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This is 100% a Fast Eddy Cue idea, I'd bet my house.
Yep, that's the one.
 

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Really? Why not pick Taylor Swift while you're at it?

Big pop stars hardly fit the tag "artist in residence". In the visual arts medium where the term originates from, these artists were more underground phenomenon, given a job to help support themselves as smaller yet high quality artists and growing their recognition.
Instead Apple give the gig to another rich mass selling pop star...how utterly boring.
 
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Consider me ignorant, but I never read his name before. Saying that I thought I’m well equipped with current music information.
I've heard the name thrown around before, but I always presumed it referred to Khaled Ibrahim, the Algerian singer who most don't know, but very likely have heard his most famous song, Aicha, at one point or another in major films and translated to other languages.
 
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Ugh... I’m going to try to avoid being “that guy” who I criticize for thinking everything Apple does has to be something they like but Apple Music veers far too much to this kind of genre — so much that it makes Beats 1 unlistenable. But whatever, clearly Khaled is popular. The masses tend towards making talentless people rich and famous. That’s just the world we live in. Luckily, Apple Music knows my tastes and rarely ever shows me this crap.
 

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Between each song this talentless hack adds...

"Another one..."

Then, after every 5 songs he adds...

"This here is the BEST music!..."

And during any song, you will get a random "DJ Kalhed", even if it is the them from Ishtar.

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This is 100% a Fast Eddy Cue idea, I'd bet my house.
We makin moooo. veeees.
 

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Do people actually listen to this guy's music? I can't remember anyone I know, or any article I've read online mention that they've listened to any of his music past ~2007 or so.
 

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Between each song this talentless hack adds...

"Another one..."

Then, after every 5 songs he adds...

"This here is the BEST music!..."

And during any song, you will get a random "DJ Kalhed", even if it is the them from Ishtar.
All that stuff is connected to Hip-Hop Radio culture. It's no different than any rock station's drops and station identifiers. He started off as a radio DJ and that's why he does that stuff. He is an extremely influential producer as well and really has helped dictate the sound of "urban" music for the better part of two decades. Those drops are more than just his signature but set his music up as sounding like its part of his radio broadcasts. Him being part of something like this is just bringing his career back full circle, programming a fluid radio broadcast.

I can appreciate that this genre is not everyone's cup of tea — art is art and sometimes it just doesn't connect with everyone the same way — but for those of us who like it, this is great news.
 

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Really? Why not pick Taylor Swift while you're at it?

Big pop stars hardly fit the tag "artist in residence". In the visual arts medium where the term originates from, these artists were more underground phenomenon, given a job to help support themselves as smaller yet high quality artists.
Instead Apple give the gig to another rich mass selling pop star...how utterly boring.
Indeed... Boring and as an independent artist (yes, some of my tracks are on Apple Music as well as the other streaming services) I’m insulted by the choice. LOL
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All that stuff is connected to Hip-Hop Radio culture. It's no different than any rock station's drops and station identifiers. He started off as a radio DJ and that's why he does that stuff. He is an extremely influential producer as well and really has helped dictate the sound of "urban" music for the better part of two decades. Those drops are more than just his signature but set his music up as sounding like its part of his radio broadcasts. Him being part of something like this is just bringing his career back full circle, programming a fluid radio broadcast.

I can appreciate that this genre is not everyone's cup of tea — art is art and sometimes it just doesn't connect with everyone the same way — but for those of us who like it, this is great news.
Certainly, you’ve composed a very thoughtful and accurate post regarding the origins of his style but really the format died in the 90s. The best mixers/producers out there stopped doing the name drops ages ago.

(Brian Transeau aka BT as an example)
 

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All that stuff is connected to Hip-Hop Radio culture. It's no different than any rock station's drops and station identifiers. He started off as a radio DJ and that's why he does that stuff. He is an extremely influential producer as well and really has helped dictate the sound of "urban" music for the better part of two decades. Those drops are more than just his signature but set his music up as sounding like its part of his radio broadcasts. Him being part of something like this is just bringing his career back full circle, programming a fluid radio broadcast.

I can appreciate that this genre is not everyone's cup of tea — art is art and sometimes it just doesn't connect with everyone the same way — but for those of us who like it, this is great news.
It's not what the term "artist in residence" is aimed at (up and coming ones are).
 
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Websnapx2

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Indeed... Boring and as an independent artist (yes, some of my tracks are on Apple Music as well as the other streaming services) I’m insulted by the choice. LOL
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Certainly, you’ve composed a very thoughtful and accurate post regarding the origins of his style but really the format died in the 90s. The best mixers/producers out there stopped doing the name drops ages ago.

(Brian Transeau aka BT as an example)
First of all I appreciate the respectful reply, thank you.

Secondly, the mixers/producers doing name drops in the '90/'00 (like Puffy for instance) used them differently that Khaled does — again, referring to his connection to Hip Hop radio — which still does that very much (Hot97 is a great example). Unlike other beatmakers and producers, he has a Radio background he's referencing with that style and since everyone seems to know it, I think the majority of people are cool with it. I also don't go to him for thought-provoking lyrics so take it with a grain of salt as I do.

I think the title of "artist in residence" is a garbage title if you are not creating new art while in residence (which I don't know if they can as they aren't a record label and I'm sure the companies they licence from would have an issue with it if they did). However, what they are actually doing (programming a setlist, not making new art) I think he is a great choice for it, again, his radio connection.