by A. Smith
J. Cole and the Dreamville crew released their album and documentary simultaneously recently. The documentary showcased the process of the album being made. Rappers and producers all gathered in the same studio to create the Revenge of the Dreamers III, even other celebrities like Ludacris, T.I., Wale, Rick Ross, Big K.R.I.T, Swizz Beatz, the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, former NBA player Chris Bosh (who surprisingly makes beats, who knew?) and many others came by to the studio.
I hope some of the music that was made, that did not make the cut will be released sometime in the future. I can’t imagine being in the position of selecting which songs to pick as they all sounded like classics. There was come competitiveness but there were no bad vibes from watching this. It was authentic and awesome to see artists who are hungry to deliver their talent. It was heart warming to see so much love, laughs and lyrics, where it could have turned hostile, but this was artistry at its finest.
You can watch the full documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9mZLh5XU8
The collective released their first compilation on Revenge of the dreamers in 2014 (featuring Rappers J.Cole, Bas, Omen, K- Quick and singer Treasure Davis) and the second Revenge of the dreamers II, in 2015 (featuring Dreamville artists, J. Cole, Ari Lennox, Cozz, Bas, Omen and Lute.)
This is a solid album, for them to record this in 10 days, is incredible. Just pure lyrical talent all over, how they were able to feature so may artists on one song?!! I am shook! Loved hearing Ari Lennox on here, I’ve listened to her album Shea Butter Baby, non-stop since it has dropped.
I have rated the songs out of 5, check my ratings below. What are your favourite songs on this album?
Under The Sun feat. J. Cole, Lute & Da Baby (5/5)
Down Bad feat. J.I.D, Bas, J.Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy (4/5)
LamboTruck with Cozz feat. REASON & Childish Major (4/5)
Swivel feat. EARTHGANG (4/5)
Oh Wow…Swerve feat. J. Cole, Zoink Gang, KEY! & Maxo Kream (4/5)
Don’t Hit Me Right Now feat. Bas, Cozz, Yung Baby Tate, Guapdad 4000 (4/5)
Wells Fargo feat. J.I.D, EARTHGANG, Buddy & Guapdad 4000 (3.5/5)
Sleep Deprived feat. Lute, Omen, Mez & DaVionne (4/5)
Self Love feat. Ari Lennox, Bas & Baby Rose (5/5)
Ladies, Ladies, Ladies feat. J.I.D & T.I. (4/5)
Costa Rica with Bas & J.I.D. feat. Guapdad 400, Reese LAFLARE, Jace, Mez (5/5)
1993 feat. J. Cole, J.I.D, Cozz, EARTHGANG, Smino & Buddy (5/5)
Rembrandt..Run It Back feat. J.I.D, J.Cole and Vince Staples (4/5)
Sunset feat. J. Cole & Young Nudy (3/5)
Got Me with Ari Lennox & Omen feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Dreezy (5/5)
MIDDLE CHILD (5/5)
PTSD feat. Omen, Mereba, Deanté Hitchcock & St. Beauty (4/5)
Sacrifices feat. EARTHGANG, J. Cole, Smino & Saba (4/5)