J Cole had the best album of 2018 with KOD. The album had production, lyricism, story-telling, relevance … it was the complete package! If you feel the same way about the project as I do, you’ll be excited for what’s next! Just days into the new year Cole announced the third part to his Revenge Of The Dreamers mixtapes. Taking to social media on Sunday evening, the Dreamville frontman posted a flyer announcing the recording sessions for the upcoming compilation. “Your presence and participation is requested for the recording sessions of the upcoming compilation album Revenge of The Dreamers III,” the poster reads. Cole along with collaborators Bas, Cozz, Ari Lennox, Reason, Zeke, Christo, and EarthGang also posted the poster. Senior writer for DJBooth, Yoh Phillips, was also invited to the recording sessions and remarked on how the whole idea came to be:
Initially, the idea was to bring the team together as a gathering of operation. Due to various touring schedules, the only available window to put Dreamville’s collective troupe in one room as a unit was early January. It was decided from the “sixth to the sixteenth,” a 10-day period, that creating as a community would best suit all the artists and producers. Rather quickly, the idea began to evolve, extending from merely being in-house into an invitation-only affair that spread far beyond the label.
The ten-day recording period included a handful of talents including Akon, Big Krit, BJ The Chicago Kid, H.E.R., Rhapsody, Rick Ross, Mike Will Made-It, Vince Staples, Young MA, Swizz Beatz and 6lack amongst many, many others! Based on those in attendance, Revenge of the Dreamers III is going to be fire! Definitely looking forward to more vibes from Cole in the new year!