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Sources: DJ Khaled label Epic Records spent 5 Million on creating 'Father of Asahd' album

DJ Khaled, according to Variety, was that he spent an awful lot of money on the album.

DJ Khaled famously threw a fit when he learned that Tyler, The Creator's album IGOR beat his effort, Father Of Asahd, in first week sales.  

Apparently, much of the animosity stems from the vast fortune spent on creating Father Of Asahd, with a reported budget of $5 million. For the most part, much of said budget went to securing features from Post Malone, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, SZA, Travis Scott, and many more. As Khaled's label Epic poured oodles of ducats into the project, Khaled expected his investment to pay off in the long-run. While we've already heard details of a notorious "temper tantrum," Variety shines a further light on the situation, explaining that a livid Khaled "berated Epic staffers for several hours," before doing the same at the Roc Nation offices.

From the sound of it, Epic chairman Sylvia Rhone received the brunt of the tongue lashing. While accounts of his tone and demeanor differ from hostile and threatening to "passionate and concerned," Variety claims that Sony Music wasn't entirely pleased with the otherwise affable mogul. Still, perhaps we oughta sympathize with the man, who was simultaneously made and undone by the bundle; after all, Tyler's bundling counted, while his were disqualified. If there's a silver lining in all of this, perhaps "Bundlegate" will shine a light on how dubious the practice really is. Good art will always speak for itself, and not even the most caffeinated energy drink can change that.


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