Johannesburg 19 July 2019 —MTV today announced the global premiere of two original DJ Khaled specials, DJ Khaled: The Ride and DJ Khaled: King of Collabs, rolling out in a one-hour block across MTV’s global channels in nearly 180 countries including MTV Africa (DStv channel 130) on Wednesday, 31 July at 21:00 and 21:30 CAT.


Triple platinum award-winning artist and producer DJ Khaled is all about the hustle in MTV’s latest chapter of artist storytelling series The Ride. MTV documents his journey to becoming a music mogul as Khaled reflects back on lessons learned, his achievements, including the chart-topping collaboration with Rihanna, “Wild Thoughts,” and his thought process as a hit-making producer, social media star, and business owner. DJ Khaled: The Ride dives deep into what fatherhood means to Khaled and how it ultimately inspired his new star-studded project and 11th studio album, Father of Asahd.


“DJ Khaled: King of Collabs is a new artist special giving fans an inside look at Father of Asahd, one of Khaled’s most highly anticipated records to date. Weaving in footage from his new music videos, MTV serves up exclusive stories and footage from the making of the album. Featured songs and videos include “You Stay” featuring Meek Mill, J Balvin, Lil Baby, Jeremih; “Wish Wish” featuring Cardi B, 21 Savage; “Holy Mountain” featuring Buju Banton, Sizzla, Mavado, 070 Shake; “Just Us” featuring SZA; and “Higher” featuring the late Nipsey Hustle and John Legend.


“As we continue doubling down on MTV’s global music strategy and increasing programming hours for our original music series and specials, we are proud to premiere this next installment of The Ride focused on celebrating the great DJ Khaled,” said Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom, and co-brand head, MTV International.


DJ Khaled: The Ride is the second of four artist-focused storytelling specials that will air globally this year, following a successful Jennifer Lopez special that reached nearly nine million views across MTV’s global linear and digital platforms. We look forward to continuing to provide global storytelling vehicles for the world’s greatest artists, as well as new ways for our audience to experience the music and artists they love.”


DJ Khaled: The Ride and DJ Khaled: King of Collabs will premiere on MTV Africa (Dstv channel 130) on Wednesday, 31 July at 21:00 and 21:30 CAT. MTV Base fans will also get a chance to watch the music mogul’s riveting interview on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 22:00 and 22:30 CAT respectively on Wednesday, 31 July. Both shows are produced for MTV by Creature Films; executive producers are Bruce Gillmer and Jennifer Demme Harris for MTV.


For more information on DJ Khaled: The Ride and DJ Khaled: King of Collabs, visit www.mtv.co.za or www.mtvbase.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVza or www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVTheRide

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