Top Off
by DJ Khaled (featuring Beyoncé & Jay-Z & Future)

Album: Father of Asahd (2018)
Charted: 41 22

Songfacts®:

  • After collaborating with DJ Khaled for the producer's 2017 song "Shining," Jay-Z and Beyoncé hooked up with him again for this track. "Top Off" also features Future who previously worked with both Khaled and Jay in 2016 on "I Got The Keys" from the producer's 2016 album Major Key.
  • The braggadocious song was released as the lead single from DJ Khaled's Father of Asahd album. The LP is named after the producer's son, who also graces the single's cover art.
  • Future spits on the hook about peeling the top off of a Maybach, while JAY-Z and Beyoncé both give "Free Meek Mill" shout-outs. Jay-Z also raps about his daughter Blue Ivy, and dropping $91,000 on Ace of Spades champagne at a friend's birthday bash. In addirion, he references Prince in the form of some lyrics borrowed from the chorus of "Raspberry Beret."

    Raspberry beret
    The kind you find in a second hand store
  • Beyoncé goes bar-for-bar with her husband on the second verse in which she warns anyone who wants to party with her they must sign a non-disclosure agreement beforehand.

    If they're tryna party with the queen
    They gon' have to sign a non-disclosure


    The lyrics was determined by fans to be possibly pointed at Tiffany Haddish, who had been talking to the press about Beyoncé and her alleged diva ways. The comedienne subsequently responded by joking that she'll sign a NDA "any day" for Bey.
  • The song was Jay-Z and Beyoncé's fifth shared Top 40 Hot 100 hit and their first since the #2-peaking "Drunk In Love" in 2014.
  • Khaled felt he needed to walk the walk and talk the talk when recording Father of Asahd. This meant he had to make some top-level purchases that showed his music translates into a real lifestyle. "I can't have a record called 'Top Off,' and not get in the Maybach with the top off," Khalid said in a live CRWN conversation with hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson.

    Khaled knew he had to get the lavish car to match up to the song's lyrical content. "They only make like three in the US and they cost like a million and five. I started breaking out in a sweat. I told Jigga I gotta go buy the car," the producer recalled. "The next day, I pulled up on Jigga with the top off."

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