— 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.
This past summer, DJ Khaled released his ninth studio album, Major Keys. From that album we were gifted with a few bangers including “Do You Mind”, “For Free”, and “I Got the Keys”. Yet, “Jermaine’s Interlude” unexpectedly became a fan favorite and a budding music group from East Atlanta is who we have to thank.
So as the story goes, Spillage Village, whose members include EarthGang (Doctor Dot & Johnny Venus), J.I.D., Jordxn Bryant, and Hollywood JB, have already had a little skin in the game. Apparently, the group holds close ties to J. Cole’s Dreamville record label and elected to include Bas on a track titled “Can’t Call It”. Well, the minute J. Cole got a taste of the instrumental he was sold and had to be a part of it. Cole added a verse to the song and the rest was history. J. Cole’s contribution earned a spot on Khaled’s Major Keys and was titled, “Jermaine’s Interlude”. The full-length six minute version of the song has now been made available for your listening pleasure so be sure to check out the song in its entirety below. The collective will also be releasing their Bears Like This Too Much LP on December 2nd which will include the official version of “Can’t Call It”.