DJ Khaled Delivers His Latest Single "Wild Thoughts," f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – Complex
DJ Khaled’s upcoming Grateful project is stacked with big-name features. He’s already blessed fans with singles assisted by Drake (“To the Max”) and Jay Z and Beyoncé (“Shining”) as well as Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne (“I’m the One”). On Friday morning, he kept the momentum going by dropping perhaps the most anticipated song from his 10th studio album: “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
The track was co-produced by the Nasty Beatmakers and includes a writing credit for Partynextdoor. It features a sample of Santana’s 1999 hit, “Maria Maria.” Prior to the track and video debut, Khaled thanked everyone who worked on the record.
Grateful is set to drop next Friday, June 23, and will also include appearances by Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Migos, Kodak Black, and Future. Khaled’s infant son Asahd is also listed as the project’s executive producer.
“[Asahd] is credited as executive producer, and his attorney has his points or royalties, everything,” the hip hop mogul said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “He’s in the studio listening to songs with me, going over the business part of it, if the vocals are right, if the beats are right, if the energy’s right. Everything…he’s a part of!”
Fans can also expect a music video for the album’s “It’s Secured” track featuring Nas and Travis Scott. Khaled teased the visual earlier this month on Instagram.