Despite becoming the biggest star signed to Koch Records, Miami deejay and Terror Squad member DJ Khaled has announced that his We The Best Music will be a partnership with Def Jam Records.

Khaled, who gained acclaim for his 2006 album Listennn, has gone on to become the primary deejay within the south, releasing albums filled with routine collaborations by Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Akon and Fat Joe. Collectively, his two releases have sold over 500,000 units and garnered radio play rarely seen by independent labels.

True to his way of speaking, Khaled commented on the deal. “I‘m
proud to be a member of the Def Jam family… I am extremely honored and excited to be a partner with them in
We The Best Music. I look
forward to creating great music and continuing the success. L.A., Shakir and Lenny S., are
you ready? I am! Let’s go!

The first artist in the deal is ACE, who appeared throughout Khaled‘s release. His information will be released by the label in coming weeks. At press time, label representatives have indicated that the artist will see a 2008 release.