You may or may not be aware that J. Cole’s Dreamville label has been experiencing what can somewhat be described as a renaissance period. With Ari Lennox dropping a debut album, J.I.D. sharing his second installment of his DiCaprio projects, and Cole being one of two hip-hop artists to go multi-platinum with a single in 2019 (shoutout “Middle Child”), its obvious that the label is on its way to being an undeniable powerhouse.
Even amongst this list of accomplishments, Dreamers still found time to contribute to a highly anticipated compilation album called Revenge of the Dreamers III. Up until now, the project was practically just a legend that fans uttered to each other as bed time stories. However, Cole and his counterparts gifted listeners with two singles from the ROTD3 project in the form of the “1-888-88-DREAM” package.
The first single, entitled “Down Bad,” features verses from J. Cole, J.I.D., Young Nudy, EARTHGANG, and Bas. Jermaine brought nothing but heat, as expected, uttering sound-bites like “Dreamville, b*itch Head Huncho, we came from nothing, just like the Big Bang Theory.” The track seems to be a nod toward the gang getting on their P’s and Q’s and taking the industry by storm.
Bet. On the way. pic.twitter.com/gbqDdVbTp0
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) January 7, 2019
The second single comes through your speakers with an entirely different vibe than the first. “Got Me” is a slow jam featuring the vocal stylings of Ari Lennox and Ty Dolla $ign, and bars from both Omen and female MC, Dreezy. “Call me when you’re lonely / Call me when you need somebody… You do it for yo man, just anybody / I got you, long as you got me,” Dolla $ign croons.
As for the drop for ROTD3 in its entirety, we can assume we’ll get to see the compilation hit streaming apps soon. Dreamville artist, Bas, told his Twitter followers that the team was just waiting for one more set of vocals to come in before the drop, although there was word that the album was originally set for an April release. In addition to this, a handful of the label’s artists have changed their profile pictures to a blank yellow circle, coordinated with the album art’s aesthetic. Regardless, let’s just enjoy “1-888-88-DREAM” while we wait.
ROTD3 dropping soon as the Harry Belafonte vocals come in
— Bas (@Bas) June 7, 2019