When DJ Khaled says he’s the best, he means it. The DJ/Label Executive/Uncontested King of Collaborations can corral any number of rappers into a room and make one big-ass track. It’s an art very few have, but many try to emulate. His collaboration roster reads like the red carpet guest list at the opening night of the 40/40 Club. From “We Takin’ Over” with guests like Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and T.I. to “Go Hard” with Kanye West and T-Pain, then “All I Do Is Win” with Snoop Dogg and Ludacris back around to “Take It To the Head” with Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown. We know there were a million other guests on these songs. Call this a rough list. DJ Khaled knows what he’s doing. While he was on set for MTV’s “Hip Hop Squares,” Khaled let us in on a few secrets to the success of his collaborations. DJs listen up.


“Hip Hop Squares” premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 11p/10c on MTV2.

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