Music Album Release: DJ Khaled Suffering from Success

Music Album Release: DJ Khaled Suffering from Success

Oluchi Ike, Staff Writer

Suffering from Success is DJ Khaled’s seventh studio album which was released on October 22. The rapper explains that the inspiration behind the title of this album was because of a recent visit from his doctor. He had developed a bald spot on his beard due to stress and during his appointment he was getting multiple calls from marketing, lawyers, etc. After his 45 minute session, his doctor found out who he was and simply told him, “Son, you’re suffering from success.”
Suffering from Success was originally set for release in September, but it had been pushed back. The controversial song “I Wanna Be With You” featuring Nicki Minaj and other artists can be found on the album. Earlier in July, DJ Khaled set up an interview with MTV where he proposed to Nicki with a $500,000 engagement ring. Later on, both Khaled and Nicki revealed it was nothing but a joke, but many fans were fooled. This turned out to be the perfect publicity stunt, attracting much attention to the single, and getting it to #5 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and #35 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs.