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.
— 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.