I’m the One is a song from the Grateful album by DJ Khaled in 2017. It showcases the hip-hop, rap, and pop genres by involving a few well-known artists. The song was the Favorite Song Rap Song at American Music Award in 2017, and here is all you need to know about it.
How to Download DJ Khaled – I’m The One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
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The Song Review
I’m the One by DJ Khaled – the Song Meaning
I’m The One means being “the one” to your partner, the soulmate, the happy ever after. The song features Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, and Quavo consistently boosting an exclusive relationship. At the same time, the singers also imply they are “physically gifted” to please any woman out there.
The song’s background is built in the chorus, where the rappers sing about money and how women dream about being with them. The rappers flaunt their sexual prowess, personality charms, and cash. They introduce women to these luxuries and get them accustomed to the fame and comfortability, so they find it difficult to walk away.
Chance the Rapper’s lyric signals that the ladies consider successful singers/rappers as role models and an ultimate symbol of financial success, exchanged for sexual pleasures. The lyrics in I’m The One are filled with underlying implications related to lust and submitting to pleasures in return for financial freedom.
I’m the One – the Video
The video begins with DJ Khaled’s son sitting in the director’s chair, wearing a green onesie with a massive smile on his beautiful face. The frame switches to DJ Khaled putting in an earpiece as he starts singing. The melodic lyrics attract an attractive female who gallops on a white horse in the artist’s direction.
The setting is revealed as a seaside bungalow with the four artists standing next to a swimming pool. They are dressed in casual clothing such as tracksuits, T-shirts, and shorts. As the frame switches between the four artists, we see all background dancers are women.
They are purposely dressed in skin-bearing right clothes such as bikinis, shorts, or dresses with high slits. The setting changes from the swimming pool to the patio to the mansion gardens while artists wrap or sing. At one point, we even see DJ Khaled playing croquet. For the remainder of the video, the background changes to a poolside party with girls dancing and drinking and the artists singing among them. The video concludes with more drinking, a nighttime party, and an aerial view of the artists with the background dancers of different ethnicities.
The Bottom Line
You will hear I’m the One playing in different clubs or parties because it is background music. The beats will encourage you to dance on a night out with your friends. Sip your favorite drink and flaunt the looks. Live your life to the fullest.
About the Artists
- Justin Bieber and DJ Khaled have been friends for a long time, so the collaboration was expected. The producer could imagine Justin Bieber and Khaled on the stage once he heard the lyrics in the initial development stage. He immediately made the call in 2017 to hire the Canadian singer as the guest addition to the song.
- Quavo was so excited about the song he recorded his verse in less than five minutes. Khaled contacted Quavo, mentioning he needed his help in I’m The One. The rapper dropped everything to help out Khaled. He joined the next meeting and listened to the beats. Quavo walked into the recording studio and busted out the lyrics perfectly on the first try.
- Nic Nac, who had previously worked with artists such as Chris Brown and Pia Mia, helped produce the song with DJ Khaled. He has collaborated on songs such as Do it Again and Loyal.