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Super producer, DJ Khaled was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and he explained how his four-month-old son, Asahd, plays his role in making his album.
“He is credited as executive producer, and his attorney has his points or royalties, everything,” Khaled told the host, who rightfully laughed at the concept of a baby helming sessions for a major recording. But the Major Key producer detailed the infant’s vast role in the creative process, which involved “listening to the songs with [him], going over the business part of it, [determining] if the vocals are right, if the beats are right, if the energy’s
Asahd’s biggest skill was reacting to performances with telling facial expressions. “When he [sways and smiles], those are smash hit records,” Khaled said. “[When he sways with a scowl on his face], that’s the real serious records but hits with substance. It’s a vibe, you know what I mean?”
Khaled’s son even used bodily functions to judge the merits of tracks, including recent hit “Shining,” featuring Beyoncé and Jay Z. “Believe it or not, the poops and the throw-ups are super blessings,” the producer said. “Those are actually the real good ones. He actually threw up on me while I was mixing and working on ‘Shining.’ And when he threw up on me, that’s a blessing.”