DJ Khaled — hip-hop producer, Snapchat guru, author, record label executive and music mogul — is ready for “another one.” With his 10th album, huge summer hits and a new son, Khaled has a lot to be grateful for. I sat down with Khaled to talk about his latest album, Grateful, which comes out on June 23; his collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, as well as his son, Asahd — who is an executive producer on the album, by the way — and how fatherhood changed his life.
Independent artist Chance the Rapper made Grammy history with his wins for his streaming-only album. I went to one of his favorite spots, Harold’s Chicken Shack, to catch up with the 23-year-old unsigned rapper. We talked about his recent successes, his mixtape — called Coloring Book — Chicago and making music independently.
As the sun sets on 2016, let’s take a look back at some of the fascinating, funny and entertaining people who shaped the conversation, in politics to pop culture and everything in between.
I sat down with Tony Bennett in his Manhattan apartment to talk about his new book, “Just Getting Started,” his artwork and his incredible career. We also discussed Bennett’s 90th birthday celebration special airing December 20 on NBC and the companion CD, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” to be released December 16.