Photographer: Clay Patrick McBride.
As an artist who doesn't rap, write, or sing, and doesn't produce that often, DJ Khaled is still a well-connected and prolific album curator, so much so that I Changed a Lot is his eighth star-studded full-length since 2006, and one that debuted at number 12 on Billboard's album chart. French Montana, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Future are the Fantastic Four of the album, each of them making multiple appearances and contributing to the singles/highlights, while the slick and radio-ready production comes from the likes of the Beat Bully, StreetRunner, and Lee on the Beats. Think of it as the Khaled collection with the most R&B (thanks to Brown), the most Future, or maybe the most Khaled as the DJ not only does his usual talking over tracks, but features his Finga Licking fried chicken restaurant right on the album cover. ~ David Jeffries