DJ Khaled is building his son’s resume starting from the cradle and said his 2-year-old Asahd is executive producing his upcoming project.
Even though the tot is probably still learning how to potty train, he’s earning a credit on his father’s forthcoming album, according to Billboard.
This isn’t the first time either that Asahd earned an album credit. When the insta-famous baby was four months old, he was credited as executive producer on both Khaled’s 2017 album Grateful and Jay-Z’s and Beyonce’s single “Shining.”
And Khaled said previously his son even offers some insight.
“He’s in the studio listening to songs with me, going over the business part of it,” DJ Khaled said previously in 2017 on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. “He can tell if the vocals are right, if the beats are right, if the energy is right.”
On Saturday night, Khaled hosted the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards and said the upcoming “Father of Asahd” is “my best work to date.”
“Father of Asahd is my best work up to date. My son is executive producing it. Expect a lot of surprises. It’s coming, it’s close, it’s near.”
Father of Asahd is set to drop May 17.
Child stars shine in Us
Speaking of amazing kids, did you catch Jordan Peele’s creepy sophomore hit movie Us opening weekend? Then you know along with stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke freaking us, there were two kids Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex holding their own on screen.
These young stars took on some seriously challenging roles alongside Nyong’o and Duke in the movie that is already breaking boxoffice records. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Peele’s sophomore release opened at stunning $70 million in North America — the third-biggest horror debut of all time behind 2017’s It ($123.4 million) and last year’s Halloween update ($76.2 million).
TheGrio caught up with Evan Alex, and Shahadi Wright Joseph to find out how they channeled their dark sides to play two roles and learned that they’re just as impressed with their performances as we were.
“There was a little bit of pressure that I was putting on myself because I always felt like I had to be perfect,” admits Shahadi Wright Joseph. “What I learned from Jordan is really that when you’re on set you really just need to try things and it doesn’t matter if they’re awkward or not…just try them and they might turn out to be incredible. I think that we all really did such a great job.”
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