Kiss the Ring is DJ Khaled's sixth album, and on it he's as scarce as he's always been. Sure, he shouts a lot during its lulls, has a few co-production credits and even awkwardly raps on one song, but beyond that his involvement is still largely curatorial. It's an album-length posse cut, a blitzkrieg showcase for both established icons like Lil Wayne and Kanye West and emerging talents like Meek Mill and Kendrick. Over stadium-sized productions, these guests—28 of them in total, across just 12 tracks—rap like they have everything to prove, and then immediately disappear. Kiss the Ring is a blockbuster movie, packed to the brim with superstars and sometimes spellbinding action sequences but lacking a discernible plot.
Andrew Nosnitsky, Google Play