Grateful

DJ Khaled - Grateful
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2017 Ratings: #848 / 887
User Score
Based on 219 ratings
2017 Ratings: #609
June 23, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic, We the Best / Label
Hip Hop, Pop Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
XXL

The comforting thing about pressing play on Grateful is that you know exactly what you’re going to get: cloth talk, mogul talk, shout outs to Asahd and some good old-fashioned posse cuts.

76
HipHopDX

The first half of the album, Khaled showed precise execution, stacking banger after banger. Had he sliced the album down to 15 or 16 tracks, he could have secured a very special project.

75
Entertainment Weekly

With so much talent and so much content, it’s frustrating that he couldn’t deliver a higher-quality product.

73
GIGsoup

Grateful’s biggest flaw is not that it is 87 minutes. Rather, the issue is that a double album formula works better as separate albums. The fatigue would have been easier to avoid were he to either pair it down to an hour, or release the two halves separately.

60
NME

His glitziest album boasts big names and big tunes, but average filler weighs it down.

52
Pitchfork
Too often, more is just more, and the slickness with which Khaled packages his product feels mass-produced for maximum impact, and calculating in a way that clashes with his fatherly quirk.
50
AllMusic

By late-2010s' Khaled standard, Grateful is typically overstuffed.

50
Pretty Much Amazing

The sheer mass of songs and personalities present on Grateful means much of it fails to stand out on its own, and tracks get lost in a whirlwind of input that’s only really tied together by Khaled.

40
Exclaim!
In the new paradigm of streaming, perhaps making single-heavy albums is the right move. Unfortunately, for album enthusiasts, density simply won't cut it.
40
Clash
The majority of ‘Grateful’ is forgettable at best, but with enough hits to keep his streaming numbers high he’ll continue to make ‘another one’, and ‘another one’, and ‘another one’ until he no longer has the keys, the keys, the keys.
reaIreaIweaseI
29
Grateful.

Seeing pizzagrande's series of reviews on the eternally large lad reminded me how passionately I would defend Father of Asahd, Khaled's latest release from last year. I thought the record was extremely inoffensive and nothing to really blow steam over. The production was average, the features were average, even the Khaled appearances were average. It's one of the averagest musical experiences I've ever taken part in hearing, but nothing bad or anything. However, what was offensive ... read more
exception
26
enough is enough
AZIZ
37
I came for La FLame, left with Beyonce & Jay-Z. Let's just pretend this never happened.
Z.Younk
49
WTF is wrong with everyone? I don't really fuckw it, but it isn't THAT bad. Do you all hate Khaled because he's a Muslim or because he's fat? Either way fuck you guys, the dude's music is ok and he's always seemed like a dope dude.
pizzagrande
90
one of the biggest upsets in album history.
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Track List

  1. (Intro) I'm so Grateful [feat. Sizzla]
  2. Shining (feat. Beyoncé & JAY Z)
  3. To the Max (feat. Drake)
  4. Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
  5. I'm the One (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)
  6. On Everything (feat. Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Big Sean)
  7. It's Secured (feat. Nas & Travis Scott)
  8. Interlude (Hallelujah)
  9. Nobody (feat. Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj)
  10. I Love You so Much (feat. Chance the Rapper)
  11. Don't Quit (feat. Travis Scott & Jeremih)
  12. I Can't Even Lie (feat. Future & Nicki Minaj)
  13. Down for Life (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future, Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Kodak Black)
  14. Major Bag Alert (feat. Migos)
  15. Good Man (feat. Pusha T & Jadakiss)
  16. Billy Ocean (feat. Fat Joe & Raekwon)
  17. Pull a Caper (feat. Kodak Black, Gucci Mane & Rick Ross)
  18. That Range Rover Came With Steps (feat. Future & Yo Gotti)
  19. Iced Out My Arms (feat. Future, Migos, 21 Savage & T.I.)
  20. Whatever (feat. Future, Young Thug, Rick Ross & 2 Chainz)
  21. Interlude
  22. Unchanging Love
  23. Asahd Talk (Thank You Asahd)
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Added on: June 5, 2017