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It’s A WRAP! The recording sessions for Revenge of The Dreamers 3 album ended last week (1/16) in Atlanta, GA.
If you’ve been under a rock J. Cole, Dreamville and Interscope Records sent out invitations to both artists and producers to join Cole in Atlanta to record the third installment in the Revenge of The Dreamers series. Did your favorite artist get an invite?
Although we don’t know who’s records or verses made the cut just yet, I thought it would be cool to provide you with info and links to the attendees music, that way you can decided if J. Cole invited the right artists to be apart of this project.
Tap the artist name to hear some of their music. First up is…
SMINO: St. Louis’s own Smino is making the hometown proud! Smino recently released his sophomore album NOIR, which is the follow up to his hit debut album BLKSWN. His single Anita is still my jam!
Chaz French: is a DC native, who’s single Can’t Stop Us is featured on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) movie soundtrack.
NONAME: A native of Chicago, Noname has carved a lane of her own in the rap game. Recently she brought SABA and Smino on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show to perform their hit ACE, off of her new project Room 25.
Young M.A: This Brooklyn native burst onto the scene back in 2016 with her smash hit “OOOUUU,” since 2016 the music video has been seen over 289 million times on YouTube.
NJOMZA: You can catch NJOMZA in Ariana Grande’s new, Soulja Boy/2 Chainz inspired song/music video (this according to Soulja Boy), “7 Rings.”
PNB Rock: Since 2015 PNB Rock’s Youtube channel has garnered a little under half a billion views, 470,183,457 views to be exact and his single “Horses” ft A Boogie and Kodak Black, from The Fate of The Furious soundtrack accounts for 52 million of them.
SABA: Saba is a native of Chicago and has made records with some of Chicago’s finest. Recently he was featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk.
GUAPDAD 4000: Guapdad 4000 is an Oakland native and when asked by the Hundreds, Torii MacAdams, if his spirit animal was a falcon he replied ” I am my own spirit animal. Guapdad 4000 is a universal spirit animal that everybody should tap in with. So just go ahead, focus your Armani Aura, and then you can feel my presence.”
Rapper Big Pooh: According to an interview with DJBooth.com Rapper Big Pooh “had never considered a career as a recording artist before linking with fellow North Carolina Central University students 9th Wonder and Phonte in 2000 to form the critically acclaimed hip-hop trio Little Brother.
REASON: Is signed to TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment) and you know they only sign artists that are guaranteed to give you a vibe.
Summer Walker: Walker’s IG bio simply states “don’t talk to me. F fame and I’m just trying to pay my bills.” (I felt these words in my soul)
Rapsody: Signed to RocNation, Rapsody and Cole have linked up before on the song Sojouner…
Yung Baby Tate: During her interview with The Source back in 2016 Yung Baby Tate said that “Musically, I really rock with Gwen Stefani, I love her creativity. I’m gonna have to give it to Bruno Mars–I was just listening to his new album. He’s just so free. I really rock with him.”
Reese LaFlare: Reese told Billboard “I don’t think I’m going to rap too much longer. I put this album out because it needed to be done. I can do a couple more things and then I’m cool,” it’s a good thing Reese didn’t retire after dropping his 2018 project.
Young Nudy: Fun fact according to Hot New Hip Hop Young Nudy is 21 Savage cousin, 21 Savage just released a project that featured J Cole.
A Boogie: A Boogie Wit a Hoodie’s sophomore album Hoodie SZN debuted at #1 in 2018.
BJ The Chicago Kid: BJ the Chicago Kid popped up everyone’s radar when his vocals made the hook to School Boy Q’s Studio unforgettable. But I think he remains a staple in the hip hop community because he can make records like Church (watch the video below).
Bri Stevens: Bri made a splash in the game with her hit debut single Jealousy in early 2018, the song also sampled the Jon B classic They Don’t Know.
Lil Baby: 2018 was the year of the QC and Lil Baby takeover.
Vince Staples: This Compton native definitely knows how to keep it real, sometimes too real.
Lexii Alijai: In 2016 this up and coming rapper, from Minnesota, was apart of Kehlani’s Grammy nominated album/mixtape You Should Be Here.
Latrell James: Latrell struck gold when he was chosen to be apart of a Cheerios commercial back in 2017. In an interview, with DJBooth.com, Latrell stated how the commercial inspired him to put more music out “I didn’t expect people [to] confuse me with Chance. This is my regular voice. People didn’t have any idea what I [could] do musically… that’s why I can’t wait to get more music out.”
Isiah Rashad: I think Cole invited every TDE artists that hasn’t released a major commercial project yet. With that being said TDE’s artist Isiah Rashad was also in Atlanta last week.
Trev Rich: The song Elevate featuring Trev Rich, DJ Khalil, YBN Cordae and Swavay made it on the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) movie soundtrack.
Ari Lennox: signed to Dreamville it’s only right Ari Lennox received an invite, she also landed on the Creed 2 soundtrack with her song Shea Butter Baby ft J. Cole.
BAS: Bas is Ari Lennox label mate and is also signed to Dreamville.
Buddy: This Compton native is signed to Pharrell Williams.
COZZ: is signed to J Cole’s Dreamville records.
LUTE: is signed to J Cole’s Dreamville records.
OMEN: is signed to J Cole’s Dreamville records.
DREEZY: This Chicago native wowed us with her debut album No Hard Feelings, hopefully she can do the same with her sophomore album and her verse on ROTD 3.
Although we don’t have a release for Revenge of the Dreamers 3, I’m excited to see what all this talent in one place for a week can produce. Do you think J Cole should have invited more artists? If so, who do you think he should’ve invited. Let me know on my Instagram @hot1041stl.
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