DJ Khaled's acoustic guitar strumming goes viral for the wrong reasons – but is there more to the hip-hop megastar's playing than meets the eye?

DJ Khaled
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DJ Khaled is the record producer behind multiple platinum-selling albums, but he's also a walking meme. From going viral earlier this year for standing up and looking confused to performing to a less-than-enthused crowd at June's YouTubers vs. TikTokers event, the internet is constantly given cause to talk about the hip-hop megastar. 

And if you want more reasons why he's so quite so meme-able, here's another one.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.