Khaled Mohammed, a.k.a. American DJ Khaled also works as a record executive, novelist, and music producer. Khaled first rose to fame as a radio host in the 1990s on the station 99 Jamz. He then used his fame to become a DJ for Terror Squad’s live concerts.
Who is DJ Khaled?
DJ Khaled, formerly known as Arab Attack, is a record producer, DJ, and radio host. Since 2006, he has released 11 studio albums under his own name, including Grateful (2017), the album that gave birth to his first no. 1 song, “I’m the One,” and Father of Asahd (2019). He has worked with musicians like Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Kanye, and Nicki Minaj as a music producer. He was born and raised in Louisiana, where he also co-founded the record company We the Best Music Group. In 2009, he was named president of Def Jam Recordings South. Khaled has additionally participated in the singing competition program The Four as a judge.
Louisianan by birth and upbringing
DJ Khaled was introduced to music while he was a young child. DJ Khaled was born on November 26, 1975, as Khaled Mohamed Khaled in New Orleans, Louisiana. His Palestinian parents supported their son’s interest in rap and soul music by becoming musicians themselves. Alec Ledd (Alla Khaled), his actor brother, is related to him.
Son and wife
When it came time for the birth of baby Asahd Tuck on October 23, 2016, Khaled was as open as could be. He documented the process on Snapchat. Khaled has been coy about the specifics of when he started dating his partner Nicole Tuck and when they got married.
How DJ Khaled Became Popular
Before becoming well-known, Khaled started working at record stores, assisting musicians like Lil Wayne and Birdman. After entering the DJ world, Khaled relocated to Miami in 1998 and started working in radio, co-hosting The Luke Show on WEDR’s “99 Jamz” with Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew. A few years later, the station offered him his own weeknight radio show. His stage names have changed frequently throughout the course of his career, including Arab Attack, Terror Squadian, Beat Novacane, Big Dog Pitbull, and Mr. Miami, to mention a few. He has produced albums of rap and hip-hop such Fat Joe’s All or Nothing, Fabolous’ Real Talk, and Terror Squad’s True Story.
Books and Movies
With the publication of his book The Keys in 2016, Khaled not only became a parent but also a best-selling author. In it, he relates personal tales and explains his philosophy on how to achieve one’s goals in life.
Khaled is naturally prepared to broaden his influence into movies after finding success in music, television, and publishing. He will lend his voice to the 2019 animated film Spies in Disguise, starring Will Smith and Tom Holland, and he will reteam with Smith for the early 2020 release of Bad Boys for Life.
DJ Khaled is an American record producer, DJ, rapper, and executive of a record company. DJ Khaled’s projected net worth as of August 2022 is $75 million.