It’s no news that DJ Khaled is winning – From signing with Jay Z’s ROC Nation, opening for Beyonce on her Formation World Tour, to meeting President Obama at the White House and finally achieving his lifelong dream of landing a solo Source cover.
The DJ who covers the latest issue of the entertainment magazine, shares the secret of his success in the accompanying interview. He said, “I’ve never been an industry type of person. Meaning as in, the industry gotta respect me. I’ve never been the guy with a hundred phones on his hip, just trying to be cool. I’m not that guy. I’m the guy that knows the answer to every question: it’s called success. I’ve never been the guy who complains. I’ve never been the guy who uses excuses. Nah, I know the answer. The answer is success.
Do you know how many times I’ve been frustrated that I haven’t gotten The Source cover by myself? But I’ve never gotten mad. I might passively speak and say, “Hey! You know I deserve this cover…” But this is a special time. I’m getting The Source cover on my 10-year anniversary of We The Best Music. I’ve been in people’s lives musically with anthems for 10 years.
I gave you 25 years of blood, sweat and tears: from the garage, to the streets, to where I’m at right now. And I’m not stopping.”