— 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.
— 6lack has been on an incredible run since the release of his sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter. Now, he’s released a visual for “Pretty Little Fears”, featuring Dreamville’s J. Cole, that holds your attention hostage for about 4 minutes.
If you hadn’t been paying attention, it seems that 6lack has elevated to such a status that he simply cannot lose. And, while that’s never the case for any artist, the amount of effort and consistency that 6lack puts into his already transparent artistry almost makes that observation true. With his most recent release, East Atlanta Love Letter, topping the R&B charts and debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200, 6lack continues to cement his superstardom and it’s clear that he’s not letting up anytime soon.
Although minimalistic and non-conceptual, the scenery, angles, and color used in the imagery subtly demand your attention and discourages you from even blinking. The “Pretty Little Fears” music video, directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen, ran through a series of shots of 6lack hanging out with his lady in a number of secluded, yet oddly romantic locations. The same occurs when J. Cole takes over as he converses with his own significant other on a lonely road just before they stroll through an eerily empty carnival.
Check out the music video above, and also, stay on the lookout for more content from both 6lack and J. Cole as both are undeniably in the zone right now.
― Dreamville’s J.I.D. has come has delivered on his promise to drop new music with the release of his latest single, “151 Rum”, ahead of his sophomore album.
Early last week, the East Atlanta rapper hinted at dropping a single to kick off the rollout of his highly anticipated DiCaprio 2 project. The single, titled “151 Rum”, was produced by Nice Rec & Christo and perfectly showcases J.I.D.’s otherworldly lyrical ability.
In a recent Instagram post regarding the upcoming album, J.I.D. shared some thoughts on his growth and what you can expect from the project. He says,
“This project isn’t like the nevrr story or anything u heard from me b4, it isn’t my gkmc or whatever else your are expecting it to be “headass”lol its not what I expected it to be but I love it and I appreciate the journey it took me through to get me here, each song feels like a individual film to me”
He also shared that that Mac Miller handled most of the post-production and that he was set to open up for Miller’s Swimming Tour as he stated,
“Mac came thru and helped post produce and organize on almost every song on here, I worked on being a better writer, even outside of punchlines and shit, like I can rap all fuckn day but I like writing songs and shit too, whatever, like I really just challenged my self to becoming better, period,”
It looks like J.I.D has a monster album on the way―maybe even an underrated contender for Album of the Year. Only time will tell though. In the meantime enjoy “151 Rum” on all streaming platforms now.