DJ Khaled's Song About His Son Will Make You Cry
DJ Khaled's son, Asahd Khaled, is only 8 months old, but he's more accomplished than most babies his age. Asahd already has an executive producer credit on Khaled's new album, Grateful, which debuted on Friday, and one of the songs on the track list is even solely dedicated to him. It's clear that the star and new dad is proud of his son, and aside from the song being uplifting, DJ Khaled's song about his son will also melt your heart.
With its positive message and dedication behind the lyrics, "I Love You So Much" might have you in tears from the get-go. Alternatively, it might have you dancing around your house with your own child, as well. The upbeat song, featuring Chance the Rapper, is all about how much Khaled and Chance, who is father to 1-year-old daughter Kensli, love being parents. The simple lyrics affirm that their children mean everything to them.
When Khaled starts speaking to his son, you feel the passion behind his words. "There's nothing that you can't do," Khaled says in the song. "You're the greatest that ever did it. You're born blessed. Thank you so much for coming in my life."
Khaled has a lot of reasons to be proud of Asahd. On Sunday, Asahd practically stole the show at the BET Awards when he made an appearance on the red carpet, and again later when he joined his dad on stage for a performance of Khaled's song, "I'm The One." (It didn't hurt, of course, that he looked adorable in his tiny blue Gucci tuxedo.)
"Whatever you do, I will support you forever," Khaled says in the song's second chorus. "You're amazing, you're handsome, you're incredible, you're a genius." Let's be honest, Asahd is probably a genius. After all, he is one of the world's youngest executive producers — and he's got the portfolio to prove it. In March, during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Khaled told Jimmy Kimmel that Asahd is even receiving royalties for producing the album. Asahd's input involved him "listening to songs, going over the business part," and determining if the vocals, beats, and energy of the album were right. Impressive for a baby.
I'm not going to lie, hearing Khaled and Chance's supportive words coming through my speakers has already made my day better. If you need to hear those words too, the song is available to listen to on YouTube and to stream on Spotify. The track, with its danceable beat, is worth listening to with your child too, especially given its positive message.
Khaled is known for shouting "We the best music" at the beginning of his songs, but face it — this one might be the best yet.