J. Cole Reflects On Tear-Jerking "Revenge of the Dreamers III" Session

As if it wasn’t already abundantly clear, J. Coie is seizing his probabilities in 2019 with an extremely formidable Dreamville compilation. Just this week, it was introduced that about 70 huge title contributors determine in J. Cole’s plans  Revenge the Dreamers III’s ultimate submission listing.

J. Cole and supervisor Ibrahim confirmed the presence Rick Ross, Wale, T.I., Vince Staples, Ok Camp, Ski Mask The Slump God, Reason, and Westside Gunn as contributing with vocal preparations. That listing would not even embody the Dreamville regulars already earmarked for the compilation with “reserved seating.” The listing producers submitted to ROTD III is nothing to scf at both; ChaseTheCash, T-Minus, Kenny Beats, Tay Keith, OG Parker, and Supah Mario being the early frontrunners, barring any surprises.

So sure, grounds for an emotional outbreak are readily obvious; this LP goes to be a BIG ONE. Just this morning, J. Cole saved his followers abreast Twitter by purporting verse he’d written in a single day had decreased him to tears. Within the identical line break, Cole then presses the historic weight Revenge the Dreamers III will carry when it lastly drops, a proclamation met with zero resistance on the social media entrance – by any means.

For what it is price, give us your ideas on his projections. Do you see Revenge the Dreamers III competing with the likes Rawkus: Soundbombing II, D.I.T.C (self-titled), Disturbing Tha Peace (self-titled), and Ryde or Die Vol. 1 & 2, for prime rank within the class “Best Label Compilation Album?”

J.I.D. Marvels At Andre 3000's "Chonkyfire" Wordplay

With DiCaprio 2 nonetheless in rotation, JID has continued his momentum with an look on Pitchfork’s “Verses” sequence. The premise is easy. An artist breaks down their favourite verse and offers an evidence as to why they take pleasure in it. As for JID, he comes by with an OutKast traditional, “Chonkyfire.”

“Coming from Atlanta, I positively see myself of their music,” explains JID. “As far because the creativity, and an artist from the South with substance. They attempt to make it like individuals from the South are gradual or silly, and do not have psychological capability, no matter. OutKast, they only developed a high-end intelligence or mindstate so far as rapping.” He proceeds to interrupt down Andre 3000’s opening verse on “Chonkyfire” on a bar-for-bar foundation.

“It’s only a poem till y’all study proper from fallacious, know when to bless a scenario, when to seize the chrome,” he recites, marvelling at how “onerous” Three Stacks pen recreation really is, the artwork distinction particularly. He proceeds to attract a comparability between himself and Three Six, citing a theatrical nature. “I attempt to paint photos with my music,” explains JID. “I did my finest with like, making the music very vivid. Colorful, saying sure phrases that brighten your senses like. That’s some OutKast shit I discovered.”

Be positive to peep the entire phase beneath, and look ahead to JID to set fireplace to the sport on the upcoming Revenge Of The Dreamers three. 

Reason Will Join JID On "Catch Us If You Can" Tour

The alliance between two hip-hop’s reigning labels, Dreamville and TDE, has strengthened. While JID beforehand introduced his Catch Me If You Can tour in early December, it will seem that the openers have been determined. Reason, the most recent signee to Top Dawg Entertainment, will probably be becoming a member of the Dreamville rapper for all twenty-eight his stops, which embrace a number of United States and Australian markets. As a end result, the “Me” has ficially turn out to be an “Us,” as each Lou The Human and Trapnhardo have been added to the invoice as properly. 

Not solely will Reason be becoming a member of JID on his upcoming reside endeavor, however the rapper has additionally been invited to the unique Revenge Of The Dreamers III recording session, which is presently going down in Atlanta, from January sixth to the 16th. From the look the roster invitees, count on one the 12 months’s most stacked albums to this point. Hopefully, Reason and JID will find yourself showing on the identical observe, which might absolutely delight lyric-seekers throughout the board.

Check out the dates for JID’s “Catch Us If You Can” Tour, which kicks f on the tail finish January. 

J. Cole & Dreamville Announce "Revenge Of The Dreamers III"

On Sunday (January sixth), J. Cole and the Dreamville roster delivered on a bunch teasers that announce that impending arrival the Revenge Of the Dreamers III compilation undertaking.

“Your presence and participation is requested for the recording periods the upcoming compilation album ‘Revenge The Dreamers III,'” reads a poster-like invitation. According to the invitation, the recording periods are to happen in Atlanta starting Sunday, to final by means of January 16th.

Among those that have publicized their invite are Dreamville’s most interesting, together with Bas, Cozz, EarthGang, J.I.D, and Ari Lennox whereas the invite has additionally been prolonged to a handful others exterior the Dreamville scope together with latest TDE signee Reason, Boston-based producer Ricky Felix, and even executives comparable to Barry Hefner Since The 80s.

The final time we acquired a Revenge Of The Dreamers compilation was with the second version the collection in 2015 with vocals coming in from J. Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, and Ari Lennox. The effort went on to peak at No. 24. This time round, the trouble appears to be a way more concerted and calculated effort with a roster that is clearly grown since 2015.

Stay tuned for extra updates on ROTD3.

Future, Noname & D'Angelo Rep This Week's "FIRE EMOJI" Playlist

Only on a  aircraft this various, may three artists like Future, Noname, and D’Angelo discover a widespread denominator. If you spent the week away out of your system, good on you. Conversely, rap followers who stored tempo within the first week 2019, have been fast to determine Future, Noname, and D’Angelo, as early contenders going into week two. Why not make a sport it.

D’Angelo’s story might be essentially the most distinctive the three. His inclusion on the “FIRE EMOJI” playlist runs the clock to half-decade since he final jumps began his profession in 2014. The spectacular “Unshaken” is not a prelude to a broader musical challenge, so think about having fun with the second whereas it lasts. “Unshaken” is a music commissioned by the sport builders that labored on Red Dead Redemption 2.

“I promote ache for prit” Noname spits on her new single “Song 31,” underneath the guise a crooked ficial. Her inclusion on our playlist is maybe essentially the most deserving the three standout submissions, on pure advantage alone. On “Song 31,” Noname demonstrates suffuses a poetic sensibility, with a beneficiant serving her tongue-and-cheek humor. Having seen her carry out half-the-song throughout a latest live performance, I can attest to its well-roundedness.

Last however not least, Future deployed his deft contact on yet one more eery meditation on “rec room” drug use. “Crushed Up” dropped with out prejudice to anybody want for a recession. When the clock struck twelve, Future Hendrix pulled the set off, and inside a day  its launch issued a memo to press indicating his plan assault: an untitled challenge set to reach on January 18. Way to set issues f the “bipartisan means!”

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J.I.D Previews Unreleased Music In New Russell Westbrook Commercial

Russell Westbrook’s second signature efficiency sneaker, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2, has lastly been revealed intimately together with a January 10th launch date.

In promotion the upcoming launch, Jordan Brand tapped J.I.D for an upcoming business which might be proven throughout tonight’s Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers recreation at 10:30pm on ESPN.

According to Nike, Westbrook’s second signature efficiency sneaker is a mirrored image this: The design could seem chaotic, however Westbrook deliberate each aspect it with a particular function in thoughts. 

The first colorway the Why Not Zer0.2, dubbed “Future History,” includes a vibrant color-blocking, with every shade referencing a uniform that has helped outline Westbrook’s profession.

Additionally, Westbrook additionally used a black block on the midsole to honor late finest buddy, Khelcey Barrs III.

The Why Not Zer0.2 releases in males’s sizes globally on January 10 and in all sizes later this month. Check out some further photographs within the posts embedded beneath.

J.I.D Chosen As BET's 2018 Rookie Of The Year

There have been a number of dope artists who had main breakouts this 12 months. While J.I.D’s had a significant buzz among the many hip-hop heads for a just a few years, the rapper turned probably the most promising younger lyricists within the rap sport this 12 months. Today, BET acknowledges J.I.D’s work all year long and topped him the 2018 Rookie Of The Year.

J. Cole’s been constructing the inspiration for his Dreamville artists to flourish on. This 12 months, J.I.D noticed probably the most quantity recognition compared to the remaining the roster (other than Cole, clearly). He landed on the XXL’s 2018 Freshman Year List alongside Lil Pump, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie Redd, BlocBoy JB and extra. Among the opposite rappers who made the duvet, J.I.D was undoubtedly probably the most promising.

Throughout the 12 months, J.I.D did not launch a ton music, however he did hold followers anticipating the arrival  DiCaprio 2. The rapper blessed us with the undertaking in the direction of the top the 12 months which lived up the requirements followers had for him. Ultimately, all the pieces that J.I.D has completed this 12 months has additional secured him as one the main rappers within the new technology hip-hop.

Yesterday, BET revealed that they selected Meek Mill because the 2018 Man Of The Year resulting from his main comeback throughout the previous 12 months. Congrats to each J.I.D and Meek on the accolade. 

We Need The TDE Vs Dreamville Competition In 2019

Hip-hop’s tradition has historically been predicated on 4 key components: MC’ing, DJ’ing, Beatboxing and Graffiti Writing. With the latter two extra by-products the renegade motion that originated within the minds the Bronx’s expressive youths quite than being intently aligned with its present guise, it begs the query as as to if there are persisting attributes which might be extra befitting the worldwide phenomenon that it has since turn out to be. First delivered to the fore by the warring factions Boogie Down Productions and The Juice Crew as they sought to claim their respective borough’s pre-eminence over the rap recreation, one defining attribute life on the creative frontlines has been the irrepressible urge to check your prowess in opposition to your fellow inventive minds. Whether it manifests in shows wordplay, a perceived slight or trespass on a fellow MC’s skillset, or within the morbid form violence, the will to check your mettle in opposition to these perched on the style’s highest totem is dyed within the wool hip-hop like little else.

A scholar the artform’s doctrines in each method, the observe pitting the deserves your materials in opposition to your contemporaries has been tantalizingly reignited by Atlanta’s J.I.D. Scarcely various days after he fered a late contender for album the yr with earth-rattling sophomore mission Dicaprio 2, the J. Cole protégé didn’t mince his phrases on his aspirations for the Dreamville collective within the years to come back. Boasting artists similar to Bas, EarthGang, Ari Lennox and Lute amongst others, an interview with Complex noticed the “East Atlanta Playboy” throw the gauntlet all the way down to their Los Angeles based mostly counterparts in Top Dawg Entertainment: “We competing with TDE. That’s what must be identified. Dreamville, we gotta step this shit the fu*okay up. Cause them n***as is fireplace! I do not even know any entities that I fu*okay with, however I fu*okay with TDE.” Derived from admiration quite than animosity, this call-to-arms hasn’t gone unnoticed by the label that comes full with one the best rosters ever to assemble beneath one incorrigibly creative banner.

We Need The TDE Vs Dreamville Competition In 2019

J.I.D – by HNHH

A scorching prospect in his personal proper with an undeterred self-belief akin to J.I.D’s, TDE signee Reason responded to his light-hearted provocation after the 2 met at Rolling Loud. Comically captioned as “bumped into this random man at @RollingLoud he stated he was half some dream group or one thing idk. Really cool man tho,” the picture the 2 conversing intently despatched a transparent message that the respect he’d proven to the non secular dwelling Kendrick, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and extra was reciprocated, however that his problem had been duly famous.

At a time the place many hip-hop heads have been left disenchanted by uniformed passibility appearing because the low barometer for important or business success, the information that two factions revered for thought-provoking output gained’t be banding collectively, however will as an alternative draw the battle strains, has left many clamouring for dream hook-ups quite than hotly-contested square-fs. Despite the truth that any ardent connoisseur theartform would salivate over the announcement the long-gestating collaboration between Kendrick and Cole, to decry these two labels for respectively wanting supremacy is to negate the aggressive spirit that’s an important side hip-hop’s lifeblood. There is a false impression that beef and rivalry are indivisible from each other, however this might not be farther from the reality. Where one is shaped on real; or within the case some right now’s artists, manufactured, hostility, the opposite is extra in keeping with a sporting contest with the clear aim crowning a victor and placing as a lot a deficit between you and your opponents within the course of.

On J.I.D’s half, there was possible no apprehension in sending this jol shot throughout the bow to TDE, contemplating its de-facto chief, Kendrick Lamar, as soon as lobbed an incendiary machine into what he noticed as a wilting and detrimentally harmonious eco-system with “Control.” Alongside stealing all the headlines from a monitor that featured verses from Big Sean and the elusive Jay Electronica, this 2013 fering noticed Ok-Dot proclaim that “I’m normally homeboys with the identical n***s I’m rhyming with, however that is hip-hop and these ‘n***s’ ought to know what time it’s” earlier than offering a laundry checklist MCs that he wished to bloodbath on wax. Cole was among the many stock rappers that Kendrick needed to displace, a frontrunner that might bly protest Ok. Dot’s standing as hip-hop’s kingpin. This pleasant rivalry has merely been inherited by their respective crews.

On the topic the rosters at their disposal, there has by no means been a time the place they’ve been on such an equal footing on the subject of vitality, creative distinction and relevance as they’re at present. Bolstered by not solely Dicaprio 2, however the globe-trotting sound Bas’ breakout mission Milky Way, in addition to the clear anticipation for EarthGang, Cole’s declare that “Dreamville stacked like the soldiers” appears apt (lest we neglect, Lute, Cozz and Ari Lennox are solely warming up). Coupled with the label mastermind’s engulfing opus KOD, it could possibly be argued that Dreamville goes into 2019 a step forward their West Coast rivals. That’s to not say that TDE has laid dormant in 2018 nonetheless, fering stellar initiatives from SiR, Reason’s debut There You Have It and most notably, Jay Rock’s Redemption. Now that the seeds warfare between the 2 have been sown within the listeners’ thoughts, success upcoming initiatives from each camps might be made all of the extra pivotal resulting from its results on our inner scoreboards.

We Need The TDE Vs Dreamville Competition In 2019

Jay Rock – by HNHH

While the standing  Kendrick’s new mission stays unclear, the discharge slates each imprints appear greater than succesful besieging the business in 2019. On Dreamville’s beginning line-up, there’s Cole’s The Fall Off, EarthGang’s full-length Mirrorland, a brand new fering from Ari Lennox, whispers a ‘conceptual mission’ between J.I.D & No ID and that’s with out even broaching whether or not the t-teased Revenge Of The Dreamers three will lastly emerge. Meanwhile in Cali, the ever-imposing Schoolboy Q, who purposefully delayed his new file after Mac Miller’s premature passing, might be returning to the fray, possible alongside the enigmatic Ab-Soul, Tennessee import Isiah Rashad and the important darling that’s SZA. With each Dreamville president Imbrahim Hamad and TDE’s patriarch Anthony ‘Top’ Tiffith’ proclaiming 2019 to be a large yr, the looming specter   competitors respiration down their necks ought to lead each artist to hone their new initiatives till they border on perfection.

Harbouring all of the makings essentially the most contentious tug–war over the market share because the days Bad Boy and Death Row, the essential distinction is that every bout might be determined by achieved music quite than bullet wounds, which makes it not a combat to be worrisome over, however one to bask within the sheer brilliance .

At time when numerous stars are criticized for complacently using waves or counting on a well-trodden sound, the problem that J.I.D issued is not going to solely push the events concerned, however encourage hip-hop at giant to succeed in a better plateau. In that sense, this declaration warfare from J.I.D shouldn’t be a trigger for alarm however a time to rejoice, in what has all of the makings a compelling and historic occasion for tradition as we all know it.

EarthGang Tease Dreamville Compilation "Revenge Of The Dreamers three"

Those within the know can attest to the lyrical prowess Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot, also referred to as the minds behind EarthGang. Though their long-awaited MirrorLand album has been moved to 2019, the pair have stored themselves busy, taking part in an integral position holding it down for J. Cole’s KOD tour. Not solely that, however in addition they dropped f Royalty on the onset the yr, rounding f their conceptual and groove-driven trilogy. Now, it will seem that Dot and Venus have been arduous at work on a brand new endeavor, and it is one which will very effectively flip a couple of heads. 

As it occurs, EarthGang have been at work on the upcoming Dreamville collaboration, Revenge Of The Dreamers three. The duo took to Twitter to preview a brand new jam from the tape, which sounds prefer it’s about to be a banger. The publish prompted labelmate Cozz to slip via, requesting that they go away some warmth for him to tear. EarthGang guarantee him that there is no scarcity, prompting pleasure from Dreamville followers nationwide. Throw Cole, JID, Bas, Ari Lennox, and Lute into the combination, and we’re taking a look at one subsequent yr’s potential heavyweight drops. 

JID Explains What Makes "DiCaprio 2" 2018's Best Rap Album

It’s no secret that J.I.D.’s DiCaprio 2 is among the many 12 months’s finest albums, touchdown the coveted seventh spot on our personal “Hottest Albums Of 2018” checklist. Now, with 2018 quickly nearing its conclusion, Billboard has linked up with the Dreamville rapper to debate the album’s quite a few deserves. In reality, JID believes the challenge to be among the many 12 months’s strongest our bodies work, breaking down his reasoning behind such a declare. 

“Even earlier than DiCaprio 2] was completed, I knew it was the very best]. And then, Kendrick ain’t drop this 12 months?!” displays JID. “I would like that. Give me that. Drake and Cole dropped, course, however I am making an attempt to work my manner into different rapper’s] prime six’s.” He proceeds to thank his fanbase for supporting theproject , and guarantees that he’ll use his newly acquired mind-space correctly. “People know who I’m now. Now I can drop some shit and it is like, “All proper. People are going to concentrate.” That’s all you actually need. Anybody who’s on this shit, we simply wish to have that focus. That’s what everyone is combating for.”

JID Explains What Makes "DiCaprio 2" 2018's Best Rap Album

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Luckily, DiCaprio 2 is simply the start. JID vows extra conceptual challenge is on the best way, produced by none apart from No ID. “We finna drop this No ID challenge and we’re gonna go loopy,” guarantees JID. “This is the conceptual album, this is the one which’s hella musical, hella vibes. This DiCaprio shit, I used to be similar to, “I can rap higher than y’all.” It was form a flex, however, on the identical time, it was like some humble shit, like a humble flex.”

For extra from Dreamville’s subsequent up, peep the entire interview over at Billboard. 

J.I.D & Denzel Curry Praise Blueface's Bars On Twitter

Denzel Curry and J.I.D are two probably the most proficient younger rappers within the sport proper now so for Blueface to get their co-sign is fairly essential. For the previous few weeks, you have probably heard about Blueface, an up-and-coming artist from the West Coast. It seems as if he is being pushed onto us however upon additional inspection, he is truly gaining some fairly essential contacts. Just a few his songs have been on the cusp blowing up as “Studio” marks his most up-to-date effort however “Respect My Cryppin'” is one the tracks that has gained probably the most consideration. Notorious for his inconsistency in staying on the beat, Blueface obtained some reward from Denzel and J.I.D as they quoted him on Twitter.

“Mop the flo cover the moist signal simply to catch em slippin,” tweeted J.I.D alongside a goat emoji. Denzel Curry was fast to acknowledge the lyrics, responding in all caps, “BLUEFACE.” Zeltron and the Dreamville signee aren’t the primary two to take discover. Drake was truly one the primary main co-signs Blueface obtained as the 2 are set to collaborate within the coming weeks. 

If you are not up-to-date in your Blueface information, we put collectively an inventory every little thing you have to know right here. What are your ideas on the younger rapper?

Top 12 Hottest Verses Of 2018

In an period the place “Vibe” is judged with rising significance, one would possibly assume that the artwork penmanship would take a backseat. After all, skeptics have been declaring hip-hop useless for years now. Yet 2018 introduced upon a spread ridiculous verses, with no scarcity bars, multisyllabic rhyme schemes, flows, and cadences. In truth, I daresay that lyricism has been flourishing, protecting each the craft and Funkmaster Flex alive in equal measure.

At this level, it appears futile to fret concerning the state rap; such narratives appear to have sorted themselves out organically, as artists proceed to place time, love and thought into their writing. If it wasn’t already evident, this 12 months proved that “lyrical rap” was nonetheless alive and properly, put forth by sources each stalwart and surprising. Dispel your notions “rappity rap” and “lyrical miracle” nonsense; the perfect verses come up from nuance, from construction, from context. Of course, one’s technical prowess should be distinctive, however innate ability is however one step within the formulation.

Though the choice course of was tough, the next twelve verses stand out as true marks excellence. Behold, the perfect verses 2018. 

JID Shares His Top 5 Favorite Albums Of The Year

JID is coming f the stellar DiCaprio 2, which sat comfortably in the highest ten on our Hottest Album Of The Year checklist. Now, the Dreamville rapper continues his press run with a cease on the Power 106 studios in LA, to have a dialog with the LA Leakers. Though he neglects to spit a freestyle, JID fers some perception into the sport, his album, and his friends. At across the ten-minute mark, he breaks down his personal private prime 5 albums the 12 months, doling out reward to Mick Jenkins, Earl Sweatshirt, Tierra Whack, Saba, and Kali Uchis.

When requested about Hov’s “What’s Free” verse, JID instantly channels Young Thug and lets out a passionate “SHEESH.” “I do not be shocked,” says JID. “He’s one the few older artists that is aged gracefully. It’s all the time slightly tough interval whenever you making the transition to an older artist, and rap age is tremendous bizarre.” He displays on how “Father Time whoop ass on a regular basis,” however Hove has managed to interrupt the cycle. 

For extra from JID, together with working with J. Cole, his cover-art debacle, be sure you try the whole interview under. 

Breakout Artists Of 2018

The lovely factor about hip-hop’s progress within the 40 plus years since its inception is the style’s evolution. It’s grown from an underground motion within the Bronx to the biggest style on the planet. This 12 months, hip-hop has dominated the Billboard Hot 100, reflecting America’s mass consumption the style. Hip-hop is well probably the most accessible style, to not solely eat however to create. Kids can create a success file within the consolation their bedrooms, and easily add it onto Soundcloud with the press a button. If you’re a younger artist, it’s an effective way to get your music out, however, nonetheless, it has to have the ability to stand out in such a extremely saturated market artists.

With annually that passes, new rappers emerge. Some them spearhead a brand new motion in hip-hop whereas others innovate what’s already been achieved. In 2018, a slew new artists broke out who’ve not solely gained over hip-hop heads however America as a complete. From Young Thug’s descendants like Gunna and Lil Baby, to the aggressive sounds 6ix9ine, these newcomers made main breakthroughs. 2018 was a wild time in hip-hop full of many ups-and-downs, and within the course of, some unbelievable new artists have made their identify identified this 12 months.

A$AP Rocky & Kevin Gates To Headline 2019 BUKU Music + Art Project

A$AP Rocky can be joined by some hip-hop’s present A-list in headlining the 2019 version the BUKU Music + Art Project pageant – some which embody GRiZ, Ella Mai, $uicideboy$, Playboi Carti, Gunna, Kevin Gates, Death Grips, Yaeji, Denzel Curry, J.I.D, EarthGang, Doja Cat, Rico Nasty, Jodeci, and that does not account for the acts which can be hip-hop adjoining from the EDM crowd.

The BUKU Music + Art Project pageant is now in its ninth iteration since debuting in 2012 on the identical New Orleans grounds. Besides the musical agenda that will get most the media consideration, the Art Project slant will characteristic dozens upon dozens visible initiatives and galleries for a extra immersive “pageant” expertise than your common “Bonnaroo” outing.

A portion the tickets proceeds will go in direction of the Upbeat Academy Foundation, a charitable group that gives the much less lucky in New Orleans with the chance to participate in hip-hop dance tutorials, workshops, and master-lessons. The final time BUKU held an occasion earlier within the yr, over 17,500 folks had been in attendance. The subsequent BUKU music fest happening on March 22nd and 23rd subsequent yr is projected to exceed these numbers. Tickets go on sale on December 11th on the pageant’s web site. Act quick, tickets offered out this time final yr!