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.
If ‘Blues Hip Hop‘ is on the rise, then C.S. Armstrong is a name you’re sure to remember – diving deep into the heart-wrenching soul of bare-all blues, gripping gospel and ready to tell you the Truth Be Told.
For anyone and everyone who says “they don’t make music like this anymore,” you need to hear ‘Rain In The Ghetto‘. Armstrong renders and recreates the raw yet celestial sounds of rhythm and blues with deep-edgy vocals, before taking listeners on a tough trip down memory lane in ‘Real (Where I Come From)‘.
Simply unparalleled, merging emotion-fuelled melodies with gritty gasps of relief, the Houston-based artist reveals all; everywhere from an abusive upbringing and overcoming leukaemia to surviving years on-end in the army, to finally finding his feet and thus, the ultimate “reason to be here.”
And for this 32-year-old artist on the rise, that ‘Reason‘ couldn’t be any clearer to listeners – it is, and always will be, music.
Three years after the successful release of their breakout LP Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Phony Ppl make an illustrious return with their sophomore album mō’zā-ik – a musical, genre-defying gem, baring nothing but the truth about lust, love and all the pending intervals along the way.
To merely categorise mō’zā-ik. as an R&B/Soul album wouldn’t pay this rare musical breed any justice.
Simply put, the Brooklyn-based five-man group are fearless – moving your mind to the sweet-sounding amalgamation of funk, soul, gamesome lyrics, R&B, and delectable shades of jazz, bossa nova and of course, the quintessential sax to gift your senses.
The unmatched vocal flair of lead singer Elbee Thrie, together with the band’s impeccable instrumentals, are what make Phony Ppl one of the industry’s most unique groups.
Phony Ppl explore what it means to fall in love with someone but never really know if they’re “yours” in the plush track “Think You’re Mine“, before proving one of the year’s best tunes in the funk-fuelled testament “Before You Get A Boyfriend“.
To end the album, Phony Ppl surprise listeners with an empyrean and passionate ode to the countless black lives taken by police brutality in the beatific melody “on everythinG iii love“.