DJ Khaled and L.A. Reid
4.11.2016

DJ Khaled Signs with Epic Records, Readies New Album ‘Major Key’

New deal alert! After teaming up with Apple and Roc Nation, DJ Khaled has announced his next major move—We the Best Music Group is joining Epic Records.

The producer will reunite with Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid following their previous work together at Def Jam. Through this partnership, Khaled is prepping his next album, Major Key.

“We the Best Music/Epic. Those two brands are synonymous with quality music. Iconic music,” Khaled said in a statement. “L.A. Reid was the first executive to give We the Best Music an opportunity to distribute my music on a grand scale. It is a very satisfying feeling to realign myself with someone who shares my vision of bringing fans the best music possible.”

#fanluv BREAKING NEWS: It's WeTheBest/Epic. My new album #MAJORKEY is coming!🔑🙏🏽 After weeks of consideration I have made a decision on where to land the biggest brand in the game. A brand that has been built from the ground up. A brand that I have spent my entire life building even before I have it a name. Today I proudly announce my new partnership with La Reid and Epic Records. We The Best Music/Epic. Those two brands are synonymous with quality music. Iconic music. La Reid was the 1st executive to give We The Best Music an opportunity to distribute my music on a grand scale. It is a very satisfying feeling to re align myself with someone who shares my vision of bringing you the fans the best music possible. When I think about Epic Records the first thing that comes to mind is Michael Jackson "Thriller". An iconic artist with and iconic album and iconic logo. In short I'd like to thank all the people behind the scenes that helped make this partnership a reality. And to all aspiring superstars across the globe I say this I AM SEARCHING FOR NEW TALENT TO PRESENT TO THE WORLD! When it comes to breaking new artists, no one does it better than WE THE BEST MUSIC!! I'm also proud to announce my new album title to the world. Fan luv you've been asking me to bless you with new music. The wait is over!!! My 9th album "Major Key" is the best album of my career and I do it all for you!!! Stay tuned for new singles alert!!! New artist alert!!!! I'm looking for you!!! It's We The Best Music/Epic. The next chapter of success has begun. The "machine" is the most powerful it's ever been! Intact it's the biggest machine in the game. Don't ever question it!!!! It's We The Best Music. It's Epic. Bless up!!! @wethebestmusic @epicrecords 🙏🏽🔑🎼 @la_reid

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Reid also shared his excitement over the reunion. “Khaled is a supremely gifted artist and social media guru whose music has defined hip-hop and R&B for the past decade,” he explained. “With an extremely loyal fan base radiating world­wide out of Miami, every new release by Khaled has now become a firestorm event and his devoted legion of fans only grows bigger by the day. With Khaled’s passion and creative savvy, together with our dedicated and versatile staff, we are poised to reach even greater heights together than ever before.”

It’s unclear when Major Key will land, but in a video released today, producer Southside revealed that Future and Khaled’s manager Jay Z are featured on an upcoming single.

“I got the new single with Future and Jay Z too, with Khaled,” Southside told DJ Whoo Kid. “I made it with Jake One. I fuck with Jake One. I sample Jake One’s shit a lot and a dude named G-Koop.”

Major Key, Khaled’s ninth studio album, is set to follow last year’s I Changed a Lot.