Top Tracks: November 7 - November 13
The state of high-profile stars' song creation processes is such that we often don't know how credited songwriters and/or guests factor into the equation until long after the song is released. Time and time again this year, we've seen "original versions" by people other than the lead artists surface, basically proving that they're the main crative forces behind the song in question.
Kanye West, The Weeknd, & Chance The Rapper To Headline NYC's Meadows Music Festival
The same company that produces Governor's Ball has announced that the first annual Meadows Music and Arts Festival will take place in Queens, New York on October 1st and 2nd.
Who's Going On Tour? Spring/Summer Tour Round-Up
A lot of big artists are going on tour this spring and summer. You have mega-stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake. You have rising stars Anderson .Paak and Bas. You have established vets like Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, and Cam'Ron. And everybody in between. It looks like some legendary tours are going down towards the end of the calendar year. Gucci Mane & Friends tour is scheduled to go down when La Flare gets released from prison in September and Kanye West is also shooting to kick off his The Life of Pablo tour in September as well.
Meet Bas: Dreamville's Cosmopolitan Sage
Ever since J. Cole signed him to Dreamville Records at the beginning of 2014, Bas has been living on the road. He toured North America, he toured Europe, and he toured North America again. This summer he's going on tour to promote his sophomore album Too High to Riot.
Bas Announces "Too High To Riot" Tour With Cozz, EarthGang & More
Bas of J. Cole's Dreamville imprint is heading out on tour this summer in support of his latest album, last month's Too High to Riot. Joining Bas on the road will be his labelmate Cozz, adventurous Atlanta duo EarthGang, English electronic band The Hics, and lastly, Dreamville producer Ron Gilmore. The Hics were featured on Too High to Riot, and Gilmore was a leading producer on the album.
Listen To Bas' New Album "Too High To Riot"
I don’t think Bas was anticipating going up against Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz when he picked March 4th as the release date for his new album Too High To Riot, but unfortunately that’s the case for the buzzing Dreamville artist.
Staff Picks Playlist (February 26)
The week is almost over, and with that, comes our Staff Picks playlist. This past week wasn't so heavy on the mixtapes/albums (although French Montana did make a splash with Wave Gods), as it was on the songs/news. Perhaps more so on the news, but the end of the week still proved fruitful with a Cash Money reunion of sorts, a big ASAP Mob remix, a Tory Lanez flip, a new single from Baauer and more. As we approach the month of March, we're preparing ourselves not only for a shift in weather but a shift in music.
10 Essential Dreamville Records Tracks
When you blow up in the hip hop game, it's your responsibility to use your shine to put on some younger cats. Dreamville is J. Cole's way of doing just that. After founding the music collective, Cole has grown the talented roster of MCs to include Bas, Omen, and Cozz, along with awesome producers like Cedric Brown, Ron Gilmore, Elite and more. They promise to keep "a pulse on our community while exploring new sounds, new visuals and new ways to authentically and genuinely connect with all people, around the world."
Top Tracks: December 7 - December 13
We're quickly approaching the holidays, which means the year-end lists are in full effect. While many of us are looking back at the abundance of great music that's dropped over the past 50 weeks, some of our favorite rappers are showing no signs of showing down. Shortly after dropping his Black Friday remix package with Kendrick Lamar, J.
J.Cole & Dreamville Surprise Fans With Release Of "Revenge Of The Dreamers 2"
Well hello! Just hours after hearing news of the Dreamville’s sequel to Revenge Of The Dreamers, J.Cole and company decide to surprise fans by dropping it off on iTunes tonight a few days early.
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6
We got a wealth of new music last Friday, and, indeed, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and Jeremih all added tracks off their new albums to this week's Top 10. Lyrically-minded fans are still reeling from the week before, though, when Kendrick and Cole exchanged remixes. Both "Black Friday" tracks comfortably stuck around for this week's Top 10.
J. Cole & Dreamville's "Revenge Of The Dreamers II" Cover Art & Release Date Revealed
Last night, speculation was running awry that J. Cole and his Dreamville squad were prepping a follow-up to Revenge of the Dreamers. We now have iron-clad confirmation that the project is indeed real, with the album going up for pre-order on iTunes.
Are J. Cole & Dreamville Prepping "Revenge Of The Dreamers 2"?
J. Cole is rarely active on Twitter, so it's fair to say he's up to something tonight, as he just tweeted out "1-888-88-DREAM." The same number was also shared by Cole's Dreamville labelmates, Bas, Cozz, and Omen. 1-888-88-DREAM — J. Cole (@JColeNC) December 7, 2015 1-888-88-DREAM
Stream Omen's "Elephant Eyes"
Today's a big day for Dreamville Records' Omen. He finally gets to release his debut album, Elephant Eyes, and chooses to do so on a Tuesday, rather than the new industry standard release day, Friday. We've already heard the J. Cole assisted "Things Change," and now we've got a stream of the full eleven track project, courtesy of Spotify.
Drake Announces OVO Fest With J. Cole, Big Sean & More
Drake's been running his city for some time, and with that comes the responsibility of putting on an annual festival with some of the hottest rappers in the game, Drake included. With summer approaching, Drizzy took to twitter to reveal some of the guests that'll appear at the sixth annual OVO Fest, going down this summer in Toronto.
J. Cole Announces "Dreamville Takeover" SXSW Show
The already-stacked SXSW lineup just got even crazier. Joining a packed schedule of shows is a "Dreamville Takeover" headed up by J. Cole and also featuring Bas, Cozz, Omen and more, and it goes down Saturday, March 21st at Austin's Moody Theater.
Stream Dreamville Rapper Bas' New Album "Last Winter"
After delivering a stream of his J. Cole collaboration "My Nigga Made Bail" as well as a music video for the interlude "Building Blocks", we've got even more music from Bas for you to digest. Spotify has the full album stream for his debut effort on the Dreamville imprint, Last Winter, which dropped yesterday.