DJ Khaled ‘Father of Asahd’ Album: 20 of the Best Lyrics
Hip-hop is a competitive culture, with each artist vying for chart position or the bragging rights of being considered an elite talent. However, there have been a handful of figures throughout rap history that have been able to convince the biggest stars in the genre to put their egos and rivalries on the back-burner for the sake of giving fans epic collaborations. DJ Khaled has assumed that role throughout his career, masterminding some of the greatest rap songs of the new millennium. In recent years, Miami's resident impresario and maestro has only built on that reputation, with his previous release, Grateful, accounting for some of the biggest records of 2017.
After taking a year to lock in and cook up some more classic collabos, Khaled returns with Father of Asahd, an anticipated release that sees the charismatic DJ/producer/social media maven pulling together a star-studded cast of collaborator from various corners of the music world. With guest appearances from Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Nas, Meek Mill, Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle, 21 Savage, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Gunna, Buju Banton, Jeezy, Rick Ross and many others, Father of Asahd is a robust offering that's loaded with bangers that are primed to dominate this spring and summer.
With DJ Khaled's latest compilation headlining this week's slate of musical releases, we sift through all of the bars on Father of Asahd to pick out 20 memorable lyrics on the album that are certainly XXL approved.
"They say my time is almost up, tell them bitches, 'Wish, wish'/All these hoes lookin' cold, all these bitches fish sticks/Put a ribbon on my box 'cause this pussy gifted/I ain't got no free time, all my shit expensive/See my ring, my watch, my chain and everything is lit, lit/All this gold on a bitch, I feel like I'm Slick Rick" —Cardi B
"Y'all betta go ahead with that weak shit/I'm certified, real street bitch/Won't be a song if I leak shit, we strapped up like defense/Whatever you do, sis, keep it cute, sis/Leave that beefin' shit at Ruth Chris or end up toothless/I've been official my whole life, I bought burners, I ain't buy likes/How did little ol' me get money? Got everybody all tight" —Cardi B
"Your bitch got that crazy head like a Kanye tweet/Had a wedding for my Glocks, call 'em Jay and Bey/I split the rent with my chopper 'cause it stay with me/Leave you drunk like a shot of liquor, ain't no chasin' me/He threw in a white flag, but I still want beef/Catch you at your album release you play with Cardi B" —21 Savage
"You mad or you jealous, you sad or you settle/The brighter the rainbow, the badder the weather/The good with the bad, but the badder the better/Bring my sand to the beach, nigga, and to the desert/We fell from the heavens, we landed like feathers/The rose in the rubble, keep your nose out our petals/Your hoes know my schedule, and my hoes know I'm special/They know not to question, bitch, you know I'm not Alexa" —Lil Wayne
"Girl, you're fresh out the shower/Towel around your head like you're Erykah Badu/It's lookin' like a spa day/I rearrange your chakras, listenin' to Sade/Let's take a road trip and get high on the highway/Migrate, spend time, lay back, watch the sky change, whoa/And I hear the jealousy, but look, I never listen/The quickest way to let something die is lack of attention" —Big Sean
"I don’t know how you do it, but you did it, I'll admit it/And who am I to be a critic and tell you different?/You know I never speak on that nigga, it's not my business/But I could tell you that his level’s no competition/And I'm optimistic that I'm 'bout to hit it/And um, I can tell you've been crying in Honda Civics/Because I caught you slipping, left you no choice/You ever cry again, it's gon' be in a Rolls Royce"—Meek Mill
"Your blood is burning butane, I know it eats you up/And I just keep it moving, that envy got you stuck/Now we printing money and you drive a Jetta/Ever since I cut you off, I swear that life is better/And ain't nobody believe you, you could say whatever/Only party in Ibiza like we (DJ Khaled)"—Post Malone
"In a Lambo truck, it's not a Panorama/Even though I got the vision and it's panorama/Outgrew my faded tee, out base, we made it out Atlanta/When the closest thing to tropic was the Tropicana" —Travis Scott
"My granny 88, she had my uncle and then/A miscarriage back-to-back every year for like 10/Pregnant with my moms, doctor told her it was slim/Was bed rode for nine months, but gave birth in the end/Pops turned 60, he proud what we done/In one generation, he came from Africa young/He said he met my moms at the Century Club/Los Angeles love kinda of like Hussle and Boog" — Nipsey Hussle
"Emptied out the clip, it was broad day/Fuck niggas always gotta learn the hard way/We gon' tape it off if we ball play/Put a half a moon crescent on your bald fade/Police hit the lights, that's a car chase/Lookin' back at my life make my heart race/Dance with the devil and test our faith/I was thinkin' chess moves but it was God's grace"—Nipsey Hussle
"Love is a myth, unless it's your mother, father and kids/You beg to dif'/Forgive 'em for their ignorance/They not rememberin', I gotta give them their discipline/Remember when I used to suffer, struggle through daily pain?/I got it good now, I'm talkin' a mental plane/Silencin' all the noise/Pray for the day I bust a nina on that bitch who shot Selena" —Nas
"I had no Damon Dashs, my partners was maniacs/Wish I had a Damon, I woulda been straighter with that shit/No Puffs, I had crack sellers to trust/No Suges, not even no Harry-O's/Shit when we change, how the patterns go/Free Bill Underwood/Morris Levy was free, grabbin' dough/Status quo straight from the barrios"—Nas
"Khaled know how the Calico was blowin'/To all my dawgs CEOin'/P and Coach K and Top Dawg, see, we growin'/Brother, my Highbridge niggas a lotta weed smokin'/Later I had my dawg Steve missin'/Lighty and my man Shakir/Damn, I wish all my dawgs was here" —Nas
"We had to kill just to make it out, shit, we puttin' rewards on niggas/Live by the gun and we die about it, shit, I'm praying the sword don't kill us/Praying the Lord forgive us, we going to war with killers/They put a bounty all on my dawgs, want 'em dead by morning, nigga/We took risks to live like this, ain't doing consignment/I brought my mama tears, and I turned 'em to VVS diamond" —Meek Mill
"I can't put my trust inside the system/Gotta be here for my sisters/And my niece believe in Christmas/And her dad, somebody killed him/Some shit I don't remember/'Cause I left him in a box when they had me in them locks/I blame God for my convictions/Never give a judge that ammunition/Never had no codefendants/God gon' be my only witness" —Lil Baby
"Still playing with them M's, thinking like a felon/Hope Shakir Stewart see me balling down from heaven/All I know is that these rap niggas dry snitching and telling/That work don't even come like that, fuck is you selling?/I gave you niggas a whole lane, a whole lane/That's better than me fronting a nigga the whole thang/And where I'm from, they know I'm the truth, just being honest/You niggas better pay all your taxes and plus some homage" —Jeezy
"Half of these niggas singing like Trey Songz/Half of my kilos insured by State Farm/Niggas doing hits for free, don't even pay for 'em/Twisting up expensive weed, wait in LA for it/Do it for dollars, not for the decimals/You niggas headline the Fyre Festivals/Your go-to jeweler is unethical/The shit you smoking is smelling skeptical" —Rick Ross
"Ive been drinkin' and I don't drink/But I'm on point, or am I point blank?/I said I love you, then my phone blinked/She said, 'I hate you,' I told her don't hate/She got me thinkin' when I can't think/She got me singin', she said, 'You not Drake'/She got a condo and got a crime rate/I let her kill me, I reincarnate" —Lil Wayne
"Life is what you make it, I know I'll make it for sure, then make it some more/I know critics hate it galore, it doesn't phase me no more/I know some peoples only taste of success is the bite that they take out of yours/My GG told me God laugh at you when you make plans/The type of wisdom that made us men/Plus tryna thank everybody who helped us along the way/Is like trying to name every single member of the Wu-Tang Clan" —Big Sean
"The universe doesn't just work it out, man, it works in our favor/What's heaven on earth, getting everything that you prayed for?/Shit, believe it to achieve it or you never will/On the phone with Colin Kaepernick/He like, 'They not gon' make it easy for us in this game and they never will'/I'm like, 'That's not just the NFL, bro, that's every field'" —Big Sean