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.
While he’s no stranger to the game, Atlanta-raised artist ELHAE seems to slip under the radar from time-to-time.
Now, Atlantic Records‘ pride and joy returns with a low-key R&B gem Troublein Paradise, which sees an unsurpassed blend of rap, soul and gospel, all while taking a turn from the dejected ELHAE you thought you once knew following his breakthrough single “Needs” in 2016.
Born Jamaal Jones, ELHAE is doubtlessly, an upcoming talent you need to watch, resonating the likes of Yotrane, Eric Bellinger and Arin Ray, to name a few, though hard-hitting with his unique spin on the genre; revealing a personal sound just as sultry as it is stark.
Trouble in Paradise, the more upbeat and fresh successive chapter to Aura II (2017), not only sees ELHAE set the mood with his amorous vocals and deep-diving lyrics, but also takes us through both the perils and joys of having an on-and-off relationship (“Hennessy“), finding faith (“Help Me Believe“), giving praise (“Sanctuary“) and all else in-between.
If you’ve been looking for artists to add to your late night drive playlist for when you’re cruising close to midnight with the windows rolled down, the speakers turned up and it’s just you, your deep thoughts and the music – well, ELHAE is sure to top the list.
The alternative R&B album features Wale, Big K.R.I.T., O.T. Genasis, and Sevyn Streeter.
It’s the end of an era with Def Jam and the beginning of something new for Alsina – freedom. Finally “free“, Alsina now debuts as an independent artist in the all-new single “Like You Love Me“, making major steam with a sultry music video to suit, while proving he’s all set to Shake the World – the name of his very own record label.
If you vibe to alternative R&B, feeling the sounds of Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez, Jacquees, and Jeremih, to name a few, then your ears are yet to experience the pure passion and poise that Alsina delivers – one well-oiled single at a time.
Whether or not Alsina releases his next album anytime soon, one thing’s certain – “Like You Love Me” is sure to affix to your love-making playlist.