2. DJ Khaled

“Winning, to me, is easy. Winning more is the challenge.”

Quotes by DJ Khaled

  1. ‘They’ are the people that don’t believe in you, that say that you won’t succeed. We stay away from ‘They.’
  2. ‘They’ is… stay away from them, please. There is so many different definitions of ‘they.’ You might have a personal ‘they.’ They against you; they want you broken and miserable. They don’t like winners; they don’t like people who’s blessed. So everybody’s got a different ‘they.’
  3. A Khaled record is always the best.
  4. A producer gets the whole vision done from top to bottom, to making the record to having the record delivered to the world. That’s a producer.
  5. All my records and videos were groundbreaking.
  6. All of my records, I produced, put together completely. All of them. Maybe Drake might come with an idea, and I might finish it. You gotta remember what a producer is. Quincy Jones is a producer.
  7. At the end of the day, I pray for the best.
  8. At the end of the day, I understand that life has road blocks, and life is like school – you’ll be tested; we gotta pass it.
  9. Basically what I’m trying to tell you is that it’s almost impossible to drive a jet ski at night time unless you’re in a city with lights lit up so you can navigate. Besides being pitch black, that water turn black at night. Listen, I don’t recommend it.
  10. Basically, I’m one of the greatest producers ever. And I’m also one of the greatest DJs ever. And I’m also one of the best executives ever.
  11. Be a player; don’t play yourself. And don’t play basketball. That’s not your sport, Jeb Bush.
  12. Don’t ever play yourself.
  13. Even before Snapchat, you go back into my career from Day One or interview people that knew me for 25 years, they’re going to tell you I’ve been DJ Khaled my whole life.
  14. Every album, I make big records. I’m going to always make an anthem. That’s what I do.
  15. Every dollar I made from DJing, I put into my videos, promotion – everything.
  16. Every summer’s mine.
  17. Everybody around me had a Snapchat, and I said I would never get on it. I’m still on Instagram, you know? They convinced me to get Snapchat.
  18. Everyone I look up to is bringing me into the tech world. You’d be surprised by all the music people in it, invested in it.
  19. Fan Luv is a powerful positive movement. All over the world they come. It’s a force of luv.
  20. For a date night with my girlfriend, we go to Zuma for Japanese.
  21. For me to talk with Obama and the conversation I had with him, I was letting him know that me and my fans have a special connection, and it’s love, and I believe that love is the answer.
  22. Fresh sneakers are important on a man. It’s like a new pair of boxers or a new pair of socks.
  23. I always make my dreams into goals.
  24. I always wanted to have a headphone line but I feel like I’m going to do more than just headphones eventually, but we want to wake the world up right now with this.
  25. I can move any crowd.
  26. I don’t have no favorite rock bands. I’m a fan of rock music, though.
  27. I don’t think I would run for president.
  28. I feel like people can relate to me because we all go through wins and roadblocks and passion and pain, and it’s a vibe.
  29. I feel real good because it’s about representing the young world and how to uplift each other and how to push us to be greater and make sure we don’t fall or get trapped or get in trouble, you know what I mean. Stay focused, you know what I mean.
  30. I know love is the answer.
  31. I love Chris Brown. He’s a superstar. He’s one of the best singers out there.
  32. I love having an unlimited supply of cocoa butter.
  33. I love stuff from the Holy Land. It makes me feel blessed.
  34. I put cocoa butter all over my face and my iconic belly and my arms and legs. Why live rough? Live smooth.
  35. I put out tapes, but I always kept saying, ‘Why am I putting all this energy into these tapes?’ I was like, ‘I’d rather make just an album because I have a vision; I know how I want to do my records.’ I always felt like an artist as well.
  36. I put together amazing records, whether that’s finding the beat or putting the right hook on there, and picking the right artists on the record. That’s me being an A&R. And I’m making sure that they give me their best.
  37. I remember I used to sleep on my records. In a room with no furniture. I remember I used to sleep in my car.
  38. I remember they used to tell me, they said, ‘Khaled, you can’t get a Rolls-Royce; you need to get one of them small ones.’ So I went and bought a Phantom.
  39. I stayed focused, and I never surrendered, and now I’ve been blessed. now I take care of my mother, my father, and my entire whole family.
  40. I tell myself every day I love my Jacuzzi, I love my marble floors, I love my high ceilings.
  41. I wake up every day inspiring myself, because God gave me life.
  42. I wanna thank MTV and the VMAs for choosing me to be a part of the show because, on this show, if you not an icon or upcomin’ icon, you’re not on the show, you know?
  43. I want more of my favorite artists or more of the guy that makes the anthems. I want more.
  44. I want to appeal to everyone. Because I’m not saying I’m the best, but we the best.
  45. I want to lose weight because I want to be focused, meaning healthy.
  46. I would love to get Rihanna on a Khaled song. That’s my friend, but every time I’m around her, I get shy.
  47. I would love to work with Eminem, Dr. Dre. I wish I could have been in the studio with Bob Marley.
  48. I’m all about peace. I’m all about unity. I’m all about love.
  49. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m a young mogul. I’m blessed.
  50. I’m definitely gaining new fans, and that’s the key of any success… gain more love.
  51. I’m gonna go hard no matter what because I gotta feed my family, and I gotta feed myself.
  52. I’m honored that everybody’s inspired off my inspiration.
  53. I’m just changing the game because I know what the fans want and the people want ’cause I’m a fan of hip-hop.
  54. I’m not ashamed to say I fear something.
  55. I’m one of them guys that tries to make everything the best of the best, so sometimes I’m out of control with it.
  56. I’m the king of the anthems.
  57. I’ve always been a fan of the VMAs, and I’ve always worked hard just to get a ticket to go to the VMAs.
  58. I’ve been a mogul and executive since the beginning of my career. People are just born with that skill.
  59. I’ve been blessed to be somebody that’s been climbing that success mountain top for years of hard work, you know, but now it’s all connecting. And now, the whole world is watching, you know what I’m saying, and it feels good ’cause it’s good energy. This is all positive vibes, and good vibes and good energy, so it feels incredible.
  60. If I’m in the ‘hood, I like Chef Creole’s Haitian rice and stewed chicken.
  61. Imagine your family finally making it from nothing to something, and finally getting things going, and finally buying a beautiful house and taking care of your children – and the next day, it’s completely all gone. Zero. Boom. Flat broke. So that’s when I had to man up.
  62. It confuses me and disappoints me when somebody says, ‘What does he do? What does he do?’ My records are some of the biggest anthems ever. What do you think, they magically just appear? Obama walked out to my record.
  63. It feels good being a restaurant owner because it’s part of my dreams of being the biggest mogul.
  64. It’s safe to say headphones is a good business.
  65. Jeb Bush, I appreciate you. You a leader. You a Bush.
  66. Key is never be afraid of being yourself. Never!
  67. Lil Wayne, that’s my brother. Birdman, that’s family.
  68. Love is the most powerful thing in the world, and you know, what love brings is joy.
  69. Love to everybody who is out there progressing and taking things to the next level.
  70. Meeting President Obama was amazing. Very inspiring.
  71. My whole life and my whole career, even through my music, I tell people: let’s unify; let’s show more love.
  72. Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV. I’m going to be honest with you: I love you. I like you. I want you; I want you to be mine. Only reason I’m not telling you this face to face is because I understand that you’re busy.
  73. Nicki Minaj, will you marry me?
  74. No one ever told me I should eat egg whites or drink a gallon of water each day.
  75. One of my major keys is actually the master keys: God.
  76. People will try to bring you down, but you gotta go up.
  77. Put it this way: If I asked, ‘How’s business?’ and you say, ‘Boomin’ or ‘Amazing,’ I already know the answer.
  78. Sometimes, you might meet somebody that you love that’s turning into a ‘they.’ My key is invite them to Miami and take them to the ocean and let them jump off the boat in the ocean, on the sand bar, and cleanse off and pray and then go take a shower, and hopefully the ‘they’ is out of you.
  79. That’s when you know you’re the greatest: when you’re the greatest, and people still put odds against you.
  80. The key is to vote because we need a vote to put the people in power that we want to represent us.
  81. The new Khaled is enjoying life, man. Because you know what, nobody is going to congratulate you on what you really deserve.
  82. The thing is that what you see on Snapchat, that’s DJ Khaled. That’s Khaled for real. That’s Khaled.
  83. To keep the business going, you gotta keep it boomin’.
  84. We all want to win more, but it’s all about being blessed and embracing your blessings. We have life.
  85. We can take a ‘It was hard to get there.’ But we ain’t taking no loss. We’re going to win.
  86. We want justice, but at the same time, we gotta love and come together and bring unity, and I feel it’s gonna happen.
  87. What’s so beautiful about Miami is that we support each other. We’re just one big family, not just the entertainers, just everyone in general.
  88. When I inspire myself, I want to spread the word because its important to be healthy. I don’t think they’re teaching us enough about that. I think we should eat better and exercise. Look who’s saying that – a guy who was 300 pounds – but I’m doing a lot better than I used to. I’m letting people know its important because it makes you feel better.
  89. When it all got taken away, I was becoming a young man. So I had to sacrifice to leave my family… Sleeping in my car, getting an apartment for a month and getting evicted the next month. Staying in the $25, $50 hotels.
  90. When it comes down to my brand, We the Best, we’re about the people and whoever is passionate and in love the way I’m in love when it comes down to the headphones I’m promoting.
  91. When my record comes on, you know that’s a DJ Khaled record. That’s my formula, and the people love it.
  92. Winning, to me, is easy. Winning more is the challenge.
  93. You gotta understand: I believe a woman should praise the man, the king. If you holding it down for your woman, I feel like the woman should praise. And the man should praise the queen.
  94. You gotta water your plants. Nobody can water them for you.

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