DJ Khaled

Active - 2006 - 2020  |   Born - Nov 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States  |   Genres - Music, Culture & Society

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  • Is of Palestinian descendent./Both his parents were musicians and played Arabic music.
  • Was encouraged by his parents to pursue a career in the music industry.
  • Is a fan of late singer Marvin Gaye.
  • Started working at a record store in New Orleans at the age of 18, where he met Lil Wayne and Birdman in 1993.
  • Gained popularity in Miami as a radio DJ at the beginning of his music career, and played at 99 Jamz, a popular hip-hop radio station.
  • Is involved with charities including Global Fund, aimed to help fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
  • Is an advocate for improving the lives of children from underserved communities through his foundation We The Best.