J. Cole, together with fellow Dreamville Records‘ artists EARTHGANG, Ari Lennox, J.I.D, Omen, Cozz, Bas, and Lute, present Revenge of The Dreamers III, and it’s nothing but the dreamcompilation we’ve all been waiting for.
Dreamville Records, founded by J. Cole and his manager Ibrahim Hamad, has finally released the next chapter, a long-awaited follow-up to part II(2015). The album also features guest artists Kendrick Lamar, Buddy, Ty Dolls $ign, Vince Staples, Dreezy, and much more greatness.
Revenge of The Dreamers III (ROTD3) is the ultimate euphoria for hip-hop and alternative R&B fans alike, placing listeners within a realm of rapture; an epic line-up of astounding artists, an unrivalled lyrical flow, bustling bars, heavy-hitting hooks, fresh beats, honey-like melodies, and of course, topped off with the quintessential soul samples to have you hypnotised from the very start until end.
This 18-track marvel is simply incalculable; the procured result of both a collaboration and a community of artists that no one other than J. Cole could bring together.
— Dreamville signees, Bas and J.I.D, have finally teamed up on a record and drop “Fried Rice” just as the summer begins to heat up.
With Bas and J.I.D both earning a spot on J.Cole’s Dreamville roster as 2 of the hottest young rappers in Hip-Hop right now, it’s only right that we get a few dope collabs out of them. While they’ve previously appeared on “Can’t Call it” along with J. Cole and Earthgang, their latest release, “Fried Rice”, is the first time we’ve seen the duo on a song without anyone else. Well, now that we’re here and the early listeners have spoken, there are no clear signs of disappointment.
The KQuick-produced track starts off with a sonically distorted intro/chorus performed by Bas just before he gets into his first verse and proclaims to have “the city up under the wing like it’s fried rice”. J.I.D later enters with his signature wordplay and fast raps as he dissects the beat with surgical precision.
A few months ago, “Fried Rice” was seen on a tentative tracklist during a livestream of the Revenge of the Dreamers III sessions. This has lead many to believe that it will be featured on the upcoming project, but there has been no such confirmation so far.
Check out the full track above and be prepared for a damn good summer from the Dreamville camp.
– J. Cole adds Anderson .Paak and his band, The Free Nationals, to the second leg of the4 Your Eyez Only tour
Performing night in and night out on a 57-city tour isn’t a very easy task. However, of the few people we can count on accomplishing such a feat, J. Cole is one of them. Still, for the second leg of his 4 Your Eyez Only tour, J. Cole has decided to add another heavy hitter to the roster.
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals will now be sharing stages nationwide alongside J. Cole and Dreamville signees J.I.D, Ari Lennox, and Bas. This will only be for the second portion of the North America tour run which will begin on July 6th in Phoenix, AZ and end on August 20th in Dallas, TX.
The final leg of the tour will run from October 1st to November 9th with shows held exclusively in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.