In recent weeks, DJ Khaled, an American record producer and radio personality, has blown up on social media. After he documented his dramatic adventure of being lost at sea on Snapchat, his catchphrases have permeated through the Internet and pop culture.
If you’ve been on social media lately, odds are you’ve seen his catchphrases. If you find yourself confused by the meaning of these catchphrases and emojis, believe me, you are not alone. To help quell any confusion and give everyone an equal opportunity to understand DJ Khaled’s words of wisdom, we’ve provided a cheat sheet with some of his most popular catchphrases created by Alexander Taub over at Cuepoint.
Major Key – One of DJ Khaled’s most popular phrases, and perhaps what some consider to be his most important tip. Sometimes phrased as “Major Key” “Major Key Alert” or shown simply as the key emoji, this phrase is Khaled’s way of sharing the keys to success.
Bless Up – This is Khaled’s way of wishing well to his fans and those that follow him on social media.
They – This is the word Khaled uses to represent everyone that has ever doubted him. “They” is an all-encompassing word to describe all adversaries in life that are conspiring against you.
Angels – Used as a description for flowers or other beautiful things in nature.
Fresh Cut – This is when Khaled gets a haircut or beard trim.
Another One – Another one is about having another success no matter what that success may be. This is one of Khaled’s most often used phrases.
While these are just a few examples of DJ Khaled’s phrases, it should give you a solid foundation to begin to understand all of his other tips and phrases. While you try and decipher the rest of Khaled’s phrases, head over to @TRAPXBOB to view local artist Tenbeete Solomon’s incredible DJ Khaled Key’s to Success Snap Chat Illustrations. If you’re looking for something a little more interactive involving Khaled, check out this highly addictive online game, that’s seems to parody Flappy Bird, called Flappykhaled.