J. Cole's been gearing up for Dreamville Festival for a minute. Unfortunately, it was originally supposed to go down last September but due to Hurricane Florence, the Dreamville camp postponed it. Today, J. Cole, the Dreamville camp and many more will be blessing the stage in Raleigh, NC today.
TIDAL will be exclusively streaming Dreamville festival today (Sat. April 6) which includes performances from J. Cole, 21 Savage, Nelly, 6lack and many more. The festival will also include live interviews from some of TIDAL's most notable personalities such as Speedy and Jinx from "The Group Chat" and Elliot Wilson and B. Dot from "Rap Radar."
Other performers who are set to touch the stage today are, of course, Dreamville signees, Bas, Earthgang, J.I.D, Cozz, Lute, Omen, Mez, and Ari Lennox. Aside from the Dreamville camp, J. Cole also tapped Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, Davido, and Rapsody.
Things kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET and fans will be able to watch every performance on TIDAL. If you don't have TIDAL, sign up for a free 30 day trial for first time members. J. Cole is set to hit the stage at 9:15 p.m.
"Dreamville Fest is about celebrating a culture of supporting one other and reinvesting in our community. We're excited to partner with TIDAL to bring this message to a wider audience," Dreamville co-founder Ibrahim Hamad said.
Watch the livestream below.
J. Cole & Dreamville’s Entire Roster Unite On ‘s Spring Cover
The 'Ville is back.
Don't think fans have forgotten about the impending release of Dreamville's long-awaited Revenge Of The Dreamers 3. Remember, J. Coleoriginally toyed with the idea of releasing in April, should the curation process prove a smooth experience. Now, it seems as if the wheels have been set in motion, at least to some capacity. The label has officially revealed that they're the focus of XXL's upcoming Spring issue, which hits stands on April 9th. The cover, which finds Cole, J.I.D., Ari Lennox, EarthGang, Omen, Lute, Bas, and Cozz posted in solidarity, points to a team poised for a full-blown takeover.
While this is hardly confirmation of any impending release dates, it does seem to signal that Dreamville is up to something. While Dreamers 3 is certainly a hotly anticipated drop, let's not forget about EarthGang's Mirrorland. Originally projected to drop early this year, fans have been patiently waiting for Venus and Dot to return to the fold, given that just about everybody in their inner circle has been praising the project as a modern masterpiece. Suffice it to say, a MirrorLand release date would be a welcome surprise, just saying.
It seems likely that much ground will be covered come April 9th, and hopefully we'll be granted a deeper insight into Cole's plans for 2019. Take a look at the cover above, and don't be surprised to see a startling revelation unfold: yes, Maury Povich indeed loves hip-hop. Should you be fiending for some news on the upcoming Dreamers 3, be sure to check out our Digital Cover Story on J.I.D. and EarthGang, which found yours truly stepping into the studio sessions for a first-hand look.
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Dreamville Rallies Around Tory Lanez’ Challenge: JID, EarthGang, Cozz, & More
Under siege, the Dreamville camp stands united.
Tory Lanez has been fancying himself a Thanos-type determine of late, setting his coronary heart of decimating the rap sport one lyricist at a time. That's to not say his intentions are malicious, although his diss tracks have a tendency to tug no punches of their disrespect. Conversely, Lanez seems to be calling out names for the love of the game. The finish consequence has been one thing out of a online game, during which Tory has set his sights on two outstanding "bosses," J. Cole and Pusha T. Yesterday, after sending a scathing report volley at Don Q, Tory doubled down on his Cole ambitions, vowing to tear his means by means of all the Dreamville roster to get to him.
Naturally, JID did not precisely take kindly to the disrespect. The lyricist warned Tory that the floodgates had been opened, and Dreamville slander was to not be tolerated in any capability. Though Tory initially backed off, JID continued to precise curiosity in participating in warfare, likening himself and his teammates to Sun Tzu. While the notion of a JID vs Tory Lanez "beef" is entertaining insofar as storylines are involved, it is clear that this goes deeper than rap for the East Atlanta Playboy.
While JID was the primary to brazenly meet Tory within the open subject, phrase shortly unfold of the Canadian's problem. It did not take lengthy for Dreamville's roster to get up, each reacting to Lanez' smoke sign in several methods. The clever and amicable EarthGang had been finally roused again onto Twitter, laughing at a number of Tory-related cracks within the course of. Dot, who gave the impression to be heading the Gang's account for the second, promised that he'd be with the "fuckshit" because it performs out.
Cozz was additionally fast to weigh in, proving as soon as once more that Dreamville stands united of their final purpose. Upon initially listening to Tory's problem, it felt as if he wasn't precisely conversant in Cozz' pen sport. Rest assured that the Effected lyricist has bars, and appears greater than prepared to contribute ought to the necessity come up.
Dreamville's Ibrahim H took a second to quietly tackle the feud, his position as a "chief by instance" coming to fruition. Instead of instantly participating, Ib used Cole's personal phrases to drive dwelling a message. Given the context of every part that is popped off, the "Middle Child" verse speaks quantity. And whereas he has but to instantly weigh in, Bas took a second to retweet Ib's submit.
Lute took a second to chime in, deciding the wisest plan of action can be sending Ari Lennox for cleanup management. "Bar for bar Ari alone would physique tory," he writes. As for Ari, she opted to maintain her ideas off social media, at the very least, to an open capability. Likewise for Omen.
Regardless of what comes of this, be it additional diss tracks, or just a case of evaporated rigidity, you need to respect the Dreamville unity. When referred to as upon, they answered as a united entrance, and can possible face Tory in sort ought to he proceed to push the button. Keep a watchful eye for that Revenge Of The Dreamers three challenge, in addition to MirrorLand from EarthGang, set to reach within the close to future. Who you bought in a Dreamville vs Tory feud?
J. Cole Announces Conclusion Of The Revengers Sessions With Heartfelt Tweet
The Revengers are wrapped.
J. Cole summoned his Dreamville squad and a brief checklist of different proficient people for Revenge Of The Dreamers III earlier this month. The compilation album will reaffirm Dreamville as a powerhouse in hip-hop. The label was considerably quiet up till final 12 months. If you had been to ask the informal hip-hop listener to call rap collectives/labels, they'd most likely checklist the plain cliques. TDE, Quality Control, or MMG would come to the minds of hundreds of thousands earlier than Dreamville simply 16 months in the past. With immaculate drops from Cole, Bas, and J.I.D. turning the hip-hop sport on its head since that point, it seems that Dreamville is about to take the throne. Revenge Of The Dreamers III would be the proof. If Cole and firm ship a traditional, they would be the crew to beat in 2019.
After late-night periods, by which Cole already admitted that he shed a tear of pleasure, the Dreamville creator revealed that recording has concluded. "The Revengers periods are accomplished thanks to each artist and producer that got here via," tweeted Cole. "I like y’all, that shit was lovely. Next step, end the songs and let the 🌎 really feel em." The mixing and mastering course of may be the lengthiest a part of finishing an album, coupled with clearing samples. Hopefully, there will likely be no bumps within the street and Revenge Of The Dreamers III touches down ASAP.
LUUDE Drops New Cyberpunk Thriller "Omen"
The crunchy midtempo music train is going full throttle ahead, and every producer is out there trying their hand at the style. Some come from bass realms, some not, but the end result is always a dark and foreboding theme with powerfully textured synths and thunderous bass.
LUUDE’s new song “Omen” takes this sound and also combines it with the sort of dystopian, cyberpunk themes introduced by artists like Gesaffelstein and Kavinsky years ago. The bouncy rhythm is more than indicative of that era, while the dark build and crunchy synths bring in the new.
As with many songs producers end up releasing, LUUDE says he’s been sitting on this one since early 2017 but received a burst of inspiration during a recent trip to Los Angeles, where he finished it up.
Check out “Omen” below.