When it comes to crafting high-powered rap hits, DJ Khaled is a master. The charismatic disc jock and record exec has made numerous hits combining the likes of Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj. With an ear for rap talent is unmatched, he most recently added another MC to his We the Best roster: battle-tested Harlem spitter Vado. And this Wednesday, they will make their way to “RapFix Live” at 4 p.m. ET on MTV Jams and MTV.com.
Khaled has dropped six albums since his 2006 debut Listennn… the Album and each one gets more star-studded than the last. With 2012’s Kiss the Ring, the Cash Money affiliate managed to leverage features from Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Future, French Montana, Meek Mill and Big Sean. For his upcoming Suffering From Success, there is no telling what tricks Khaled will pull from his sleeve.
“You can’t get Kanye West for a song. There’s nobody in this music business who can do what I do,” Khaled boasted to MTV News last year while on his promo run for Kiss the Ring.
Maybe he’ll even pull a verse from Queens MC N.O.R.E., who will also visit Wednesday’s show to give us a sneak peak of his brand-new “Built Pyramids” music video with Large Professor from his upcoming LP Student of the Game. On the project, Noreaga decided to use a new alias, P.A.P.I., which is actually a childhood nickname given to him before his days as a rapper. “I wanted to do something totally different for the album,” he told us back in January of the name change. “My name in Lefrak City and my name in Queens is actually P.A.P.I., it’s not even N.O.R.E.”
Veteran producer Ski Beatz will also join the show as our guest DJ, and of course, we will be hitting you with the latest hip-hop news, as well as our “Get in the Game” segment, where we have our esteemed guests give advice to up-and-coming rap talent. Don’t miss it.
Catch DJ Khaled, Vado, N.O.R.E and Ski Beatz on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com and live on MTV Jams. Be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix!