J. Cole Releases Dreamville’s ‘Revenge of the Dreamers II’ Mixtape
With 2015 coming to an end, J. Cole has managed to end the year on a good note.
After cryptically tweeting a phone number (1-888-88-DREAM) over the weekend and leaving fans voice notes saying "Revenge of the Dreamers 2," the North Carolina native kept his word and dropped the Dreamville compilation tape last night (Dec. 7).
But of course, being the type of guy he is (can't forget the private listening session for 2014 Forest Hills Drive at a fan's home ) Cole made the release special for his fans through Twitter and it all happened pretty fast. He dropped the project by sending out the stream to three lucky Dreamville die-hards via email. "Need somebody email right quick," J. Cole tweeted. A lucky fan later tweeted a screenshot of the email the rapper sent him: "You got the juice now."
The project soon showed up on iTunes as well. The nine-track tape is up for pre-order on iTunes and includes Bas’ recently released joint, "Night Job" featuring Cole. Dreamville co-horts Cozz and Omen also make appearances on the track list as well as a feature from the Social Experiment's Donnie Trumpet.
And even though this is J. Cole's first body of work for the year, let's not forget his 2014 accomplishments because the Grammys sure haven't. The socially-conscious rhymer is nominated for two 2016 Grammy Awards: Best Rap Album for 2014 Forest Hills Drive and Best Rap Performance for “Apparently.”
Also with a second glances at the tape, two other names pop out on the project. Ari Lennox and lute are listed on their respective tracks. Dreamville president Ibrahim Hamad revealed they are signed to the label.
Ari Lennox previously worked on Omen's Elephant Eyes. Lute is a young North Carolina native who been putting in work. Congrats to the new signees.
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