The Dreamville sessions looked like too much fun. 🔥
About one year ago, J. Cole and his Dreamville label released Revenge Of The Dreamers III, the culmination of expansive recording sessions in Atlanta that included an array of upcoming artists, from Smino and JID to Guapdad 4000 and Ski Mask The Slump God.
To celebrate the first anniversary of the Grammy-nominated album, Dreamville's co-founder Ibrahim Hamad shared previously unseen footage from the "legendary sessions" in a note on Twitter.
"One year ago today we released Revenge of the Dreamers III," he wrote. "Today in honor of that we put together some unreleased footage from those legendary sessions. Love to everyone who was apart of this album, and to the fans that always support @dreamville. Enjoy."
Hamad also explained that his favorite part of the process was that they were able to "shine a light" on rising names regardless of their affiliation with Dreamville. In fact, 43 different people earned their first platinum plaque with the record.
"What we did with the sessions and this album will go live forever and I'm forever grateful to have been apart of that but my favorite thing was the ability to use our platform to shine a light on new super talented artists whether they were signed to Dreamville or not," Hamad tweeted.
Furthermore, ROTD III is the most collaborative album in hip-hop history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 65 guest appearances, per Hip Hop By The Numbers.
Guapdad showed his appreciation to Hamad on Sunday, claiming Dreamville "changed my life !"
One of the most entertaining highlights of the 10-minute video at the top comes when Cole drops an effortless freestyle at the 3:20 mark. "You n****s in the rear view mirror the end is near / I don't follow trends, dog, I tend to steer," he spits.