Stream: Dreamville Records- 'Revenge Of The Dreamers 2'

J. Cole & Dreamville Records' newest compilation album—Revenge Of The Dreamers II—is now available. After a pretty cool promotional idea where Cole emailed the album link to a few of his Twitter followers, the project has been released. It features Cole, Omen, Bas, Cozz, and a couple new signees: Ari Lennox and Lute. Stream it on Apple Music or get it on iTunes below.

 

 

-AO

J. Cole Announces 3rd Annual 'Dollar & A Dream' Tour

It seems like just yesterday when I was in line for J. Cole's first "Dollar & A Dream" Tour....and promptly told to leave the line when the House of Blues was at capacity lol. I was so close. Well, J. Cole has announced that this year's tour will be focused on Friday Night Lights as he will be performing the project in its entirety like he did for The Warm Up at last year's shows. He will be hitting Dallas, New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles and entry will still be a dollar. I'm a little salty he won't be hitting Chicago this year as FNL as easily my favorite J. Cole project, but he was here for the past two years so I can't complain. Stay glued to his Twitter for the venues and check out the video below recapping last year's tour. Enjoy.

-AO

J. Cole Announces Act 2 and 3 of "Forest Hills Drive" Tour

J. Cole has announced the remaining tour dates for his "Forest Hills Drive" tour. Act 2 will take place overseas and feature Jhené Aiko, Pusha T, as well as Bas, Omen, and Cozz. Act 3 will take place in the popular, common US cities and will feature Big Sean, YG, Jeremih, as well as Bas, Omen, and Cozz. Check out the dates above and enjoy.

-AO

J. Cole Announces 'Forest Hills Drive' Tour

J. Cole has enjoyed much success from his surprise third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Now, he looks to add to that by announcing the "Forest Hills Drive" tour with his Dreamville label-mates Bas, Cozz, and Omen. It seems as if there will be multiple acts and stages of the tour and J. Cole describes the first act in the tweet below. Check out the dates below and keep checking here for tickets to be posted. More dates will be announced next week. Enjoy.

-AO

The Revenge of the Dreamers (Download Link)

J. Cole’s Dreamville Records label partnered with Interscope recently. Yesterday, they revealed a mixtape, to the thrill of the fans, called The Revenge of the Dreamers. It’s 11 tracks and you can download it here. It’s good to hear new music from these guys. Enjoy.

-HB

Top 40 Favorite Songs of 2013

I had originally intended for this list to include my top 25 favorite songs of the year, but after realizing that there were around 50 candidates, I decided to make it a top 40. These are my top 40 favorite songs from 2013, listed in order based on how much I enjoyed them, not their merit. Happy New Years everyone and here’s hoping that, musically, 2014 is as good to us as 2013 was. Enjoy.

  1. "Blood On The Leaves”- Kanye West, Yeezus
  2. “Wanderlust”- The Weeknd, Kiss Land
  3. "Let The Groove Get In”- Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience: 1 of 2
  4. "Acid Rain”- Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap
  5. "Lose Yourself To Dance (feat. Pharrell)”- Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
  6. "Holy Holy (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid & Ab-Soul)”- Vic Mensa, INNANETAPE
  7. "Pusha Man (feat. Nate Fox & Lili K.)”- Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap
  8. “Nosetalgia (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”- Pusha T, My Name Is My Name
  9. "She Knows (feat. Amber Coffman)”- J. Cole, Born Sinner
  10. “Primetime (feat. Miguel)”- Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
  11. "Ghosts That We Knew”- Mumford & Sons, Babel
  12. "Drunk In Love (feat. Jay Z)”- Beyoncé, BEYONCÉ
  13. "Tears For ODB”- J. Cole, Truly Yours
  14. “Answer”- Tyler, The Creator, Wolf
  15. "Too Much (feat. Sampha)”- Drake, Nothing Was The Same
  16. “48 (feat. Nas & Frank Ocean)”- Tyler, The Creator, Wolf
  17. “Victory”- Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
  18. “Runaway”- J. Cole, Born Sinner
  19. "Worst Behavior”- Drake, Nothing Was The Same
  20. “Adaptation”- The Weeknd, Kiss Land
  21. "Part II (On The Run) (feat. Beyoncé)”- Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
  22. "Spaceship II (feat. GLC & Chance The Rapper)”- Alex Wiley, Club Wiley
  23. “IFHY (feat. Pharrell)”- Tyler, The Creator, Wolf
  24. "All Me (feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean)”- Drake, Nothing Was The Same
  25. “Control (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)”- Big Sean
  26. "U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)”- Black Hippy
  27. “Rusty (feat. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)”- Tyler, The Creator, Wolf
  28. "World Ablaze (feat. James Fauntleroy)”- Big Sean, Hall Of Fame
  29. “Lit (feat. J. Cole & KQuick)”- Bas, Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II
  30. "Too Early (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)”- The-Dream, IV Play
  31. "1 Train (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Yelawolf, Danny Brown & Big K.R.I.T.)”- A$AP Rocky, LONG.LIVE.A$AP
  32. "Somewhere In America”- Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
  33. "Chain Smoker”- Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap
  34. "Hopeless Wanderer”- Mumford & Sons, Babel
  35. "Electric Lady (feat. Solange)”- Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
  36. “Cabaret (feat. Drake)”- Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
  37. "Girls Love Beyonce (feat. James Fauntleroy)”- Drake
  38. "Time Is Money (feat. Rockie Fresh)”- Vic Mensa, INNANETAPE
  39. "Change Me”- Justin Bieber
  40. “Immortal”- Kid Cudi, Indicud

-AO

"Hell's Kitchen"- DJ Khaled (feat. J. Cole & Bas)

DJ Khaled’s new album, Suffering From Success, drops on Tuesday. While I’m not the biggest fan of him as a person, Khaled does know how to get people together for some monster tracks. That’s a fact. He has unveiled one of the tracks from the album, “Hell’s Kitchen,” which features J. Cole and Bas. It’s a dope track and both Cole and Bas do their thang on a beat that was perfect for them. Check it out above and enjoy.

-HB

"New York Times"- J. Cole (feat. 50 Cent & Bas)

J. Cole has let loose one of the tracks from the deluxe edition of Born Sinner. This track is called “New York Times” and features 50 Cent and Dreamville labelmate Bas. It’s a smooth track. 50 on the hook and the verses are nice too. This track is off of the Truly Yours 3 EP, the 5 tracks you receive if you purchase the deluxe edition of Born Sinner. Go get it tomorrow. Enjoy.

-HB

Dreamville artist Bas made a video for his song “Lit,” which features J. Cole and KQuick. It’s a dope song with a dope beat as it samples Miguel’s “Do You…” The video makes it even better. Bas and Cole shine in these visuals, doing their best to make us feel and even see the emotions they spit in their verses. Go get Bas’ mixtape, Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. 2. Enjoy.

-HB

J. Cole tweeted out a link to this song earlier today. It’s called “Lit” and is a song by one of J. Cole’s Dreamvillain affiliates, Bas. It’s a dope song that samples Miguel’s “Do You…” off of Kaleidoscope Dream. It features a tight verse from Cole and additional vocals from KQuick. The song can be found on Bas’ just released project, Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II. You can download that here. Enjoy.

-HB