We The Best Forever CD (2011)

Artist: Dj Khaled

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 222327216
UPC 602527772455
UPC 14 00602527772455
Format CD
Release Date 7/19/2011
Author Dj Khaled
Compilation Appearance Thr33 Ringz
Compilation Appearance 5(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Trials And Tribulations(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Excuse My French
Compilation Appearance Excuse My French: Deluxe Edition (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Excuse My French(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work C, O.G. Ron
Associated Artist/Work OG Ron C
Technical Info
CatalogID B 001585102
Lable Name Cash Money
Released 07/19/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 43s
UPC 00602527772455
Musical Guests
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Ace Hood
Wacka Flocka
Mary J. Blige
Keyshia Cole
Chris Brown
The Game
Cee-Lo Green
Busta Rhymes
Big Sean
Meek Mill
Mack Ma
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: BAMF Studios, NYC; Batcave Studios; CMR South Studios, Miami, FL; KDS Studios, Orlando, FL; Nasty Crib, Orlando, FL; Peer 97, Mamaroneck, NY; Piety Street Recording, New Orleans, LA; Premier Studios, NYC; Roc The Mic Studios, NYC; The Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; We The Best Studios, Miami, FL; Zenith Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Clay Patrick McBride.
We the Best Forever may be DJ Khaled's first release for the Cash Money label, but little else has changed. The good news is that the ringleader's formula of rounding up superstar talent for an album jammed with potential singles still works, unless you think everything on 2011 radio is trash and that big money ruined hip-hop. This is unrelenting gloss where all the participants "win" and declare themselves "the best," and from the tres cool opener "I'm on One" (where Drake drops the brilliant Degrassi ref "I ain't worked this hard since I was 18") to the closing remix of "Welcome to My Hood" (an air horn-fueled Miami anthem with Khaled taking a rare producer's credit), it's hard to argue. "I'm Thuggin'" "goes dumb" in the rowdiest way possible with Waka Flocka and Ace Hood concocting a new genre you might call "Neanderthal crunk," while "It Ain't Over Til It's Over" is soul-warming old-school butter featuring an ancient Schoolly D beat and Mary J. Blige in fine form. With the Game, Busta Rhymes, and Cee Lo all on the cut, "Sleep When I'm Gone" is the highlight it should be, while the fourth-quarter winner "A Million Lights" is prime pop-rap with production from Khaled's Florida brothers, the Runners. Newcomers should be aware that Khaled interrupts all this grand entertainment with his usual grand posturing -- shouting "We the best!" and whatnot -- so be prepared for an experience somewhere between a star-studded soundtrack and a DJ-helmed mixtape. ~ David Jeffries
Disc 1
1 I'm on One - (featuring Drake/Lil Wayne/Rick Ross)
2 Welcome to My Hood - (featuring Lil Wayne/Rick Ross/T-Pain/Plies)
3 Money - (featuring Jezzy/Ludacris)
4 I'm Thuggin - (featuring Ace Hood/Wacka Flocka)
5 It Ain't Over Til It's Over - (featuring Fabolous/Jadakiss/Mary J. Blige)
6 Legendary - (featuring Keyshia Cole/Chris Brown/Ne-Yo)
7 Sleep When I'm Gone - (featuring Game/Cee Lo Green/Busta Rhymes)
8 Can't Stop - (featuring Birdman/T-Pain)
9 Future - (featuring Wale/Ace Hood/Big Sean/Meek Mill/Vado)
10 My Life - (featuring B.o.B/Akon)
11 Million Lights, A - (featuring Mack Maine/Cory Gunz/Jae Millz/Kevin Rudolf/Tyga)
12 Welcome to My Hood [Remix] - (remix, featuring Mavado/Ace Hood/Fat Joe/Jadakiss/Wacka Flocka/Ludacris/Game/Twista/Birdman/T-Pain/Bun B/Busta Rhymes)
Product Attributes
Artist Dj Khaled
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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