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Watch Joel Q’s brand new interview with Illanoize

I just recently got put on to Chicago native Joel Q through our mutual homie Josi Green via the record that they released titled “That’s Life”, so when I saw that he stopped by Illanoize a couple of weeks back for a genuine conversation I was excited to see what he was all about. You will find Bekoe, Illinois Jones and Pretty Riot asking Joel about plenty of topics such as wanting to sign to J. Cole’s Dreamville label, supporting Chicago, Nipsey Hussle, his stellar work ethic, doing the background work, being a good storyteller & incorporating it in his music, his definition of success and more. Get in tune with one of Chicago’s dopest upcoming emcees by pressing play below.

Watch Smino’s brand new interview with Tim Westwood TV

Smino and his right hand man Monte Booker recently sat down with the legend Tim Westwood for a brand new interview, and it’s not anything you want to miss out on. You will find them speaking on plenty of subjects such as his come up, his album NOIR, being born and raised in St. Louis, performing overseas, J. Cole, the Hoopti Tour, Nelly, moving to Chicago, breaking his foot on his first tour, his stellar visuals, the London scene, his relationship with T-Pain, auto tune, Coachella, his first album, Soundcloud, play-listing, attending the Dreamville bootcamp, his biggest fear being running out of passion and more. Check out this brand new interview below!

Watch Nardwuar interview J.I.D

Nardwuar is a legend and is a milestone that many artists strive to be interviewed by, and while he was at SXSW in Austin, Texas this past week he got to chop it up with Dreamville’s own J.I.D! You will find Nardwuar asking him plenty of witty questions about topics such as Little Dragon, Earth Gang, people from his past, when he played football back in school, Leonardo Dicaprio, being a fan of Goodie Mob, his uncle being a huge writer, being inspired by Eminem back in the day and more! Check out this brand new interview below. If you missed our featured article “Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight” that featured Nardwuar, check it out here!

Purge – [Bas]

Dreamville’s own, Bas releases his latest visual for his song, “Purge.” The Queens born MC runs lyrical laps around you as he talks directly to the camera unloading his mental distaste for the past. Chronicling his experience and credentials in the game, Bas makes it blatantly known that he favors himself over any of the newer rappers daring to enter the game. The overall production of the video is minimalistic in nature allowing for Bas and his wordplay to be the center of attention. The new video is complementary in nature creating a neon atmosphere for Bas to outshine even the brightest of lights. This is the third music video release from Bas’ previously released album, Milky Way, shared in late August of 2018. Make sure to put your friends on by sharing Bas’ new video and show the New York native some love by following him on Twitter and Instagram.  

Outside – [Jurdan Bryant]

Thanks to the Dreamville-association, a DJ Khaled placement, and the meteoric rise of J.I.D. and EarthGang, Spillage Villiage has become a powerful force rich with young talent. With “Outside,”  it’s it’s Jurdan Bryant’s turn to showcase the next level creativity and approach that makes SV so special. I love Bryant’s demonstrative approach. More methodical and resonant, his voice really echoes out atop whatever he chooses to rap over; here, it’s a bass-driven boom-bap effort produced by Nicky Quinn and Spillage Villiage producer (and Bryant’s brother) Hollywood JB. The minimalist beat, combined with Bryant’s stalwart flow is the perfect vehicle for the stark, unflinching look into life “Outside” in Bryant’s hometown, Baltimore. Bringing the vivid imagery to life, “Outside” comes equipped with a powerful short film directed by Austin-Taylor Richburg (who also played bass on the effort) and Alonzo Hellerbach. From top to bottom, “Outside” is a striking, can’t miss piece of art.

Middle Child – [J. Cole]

Yesterday Dreamville leader J. Cole blessed the world with his brand new offering titled “Middle Child”, and it’s easily the hottest record of 2019 so far. I’m not the only one that thinks that though obviously, if you check the numbers this song is going CRAZY, it’s been #1 trending on Youtube since it’s release and I don’t see it slowing down. You fill find Cole addressing his naysayers on this track as well as flexing his unmatched lyrical ability and foreshadowing what is to come in the near future, trust me when I say it’s an all around pleasing tune. Take a few minutes of your night to check out this brand new record below and if you enjoy it be sure to share it with a friend!

Church – [Samm Henshaw] ft. [EARTHGANG]

After the Revenge Of The Dreamers sessions, I’m anxious to get my hands on any and all Dreamville-related music I can. Today, that comes in the form of an EARTHGANG-assisted effort from Samm Henshaw entitled “Church.” It’s a fitting title for the Josh Grant-produced number, which, thanks to the anthemic clapping and energetic, choir-esque background vocals, has a vibrant, spiritual vibe. Henshaw kicks off the effort, showcasing his smooth, soulful vocals, and he knocks it out of the park on the crescendoing chorus that brings the energy to a fever pitch. As expected, EARTHGANG comes through with their signature bounce and personality, Venus & Dot sharing the back half of the track to deliver a non-denominationally spiritual message. A fun-loving, colorful effort comes equipped with a VHS-inspired lyric video guaranteed to put a smile on your face.      

Off Deez – [J.I.D.] ft. [J. Cole]

Fresh off of the release of his highly-anticipated new album, DiCaprio 2, J.I.D. is at the top of rap headlines right now, as his latest full-length effort will certainly claim a spot in the best projects of 2018. Today, the Dreamville signee is back to keep the wins coming, this time dropping off a brand new visual for DiCaprio 2-standout, “Off Deez”, alongside J. Cole. Directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s own, Cole Bennett, this video finds each of the two rappers in a world of ominous color that perfectly fits their flamethrowing flows and undeniable chemistry. The world of creative animation from Bennett only adds to the excitement of this release, and needless to say, it’s one my favorite visuals to come out in recent months, even featuring a quick cameo from Joey Bada$$. Watch the new video for  “Off Deez” below and if you haven’t already, check out DiCaprio 2 here!

Off Deez – [J.I.D] ft [J. Cole]

Dreamville’s J.I.D gave us without a doubt one of the hottest projects of 2018 with the release of “DiCaprio 2,” which included his hit single “Off Deez.” The song features J. Cole and is given a new life today as the duo teams up with Lyrical’s very own Cole Bennett for a mind boggling visual. J.I.D and J. Cole flow effortlessly over the ChaseTheMoney produced beat as Cole gives the video a dark image with vibrant animations. Be sure to check out the new visual below and to come see J.I.D live at our Christmas show December 22nd!

Say Na – [Moneybagg Yo] feat. [J. Cole]

A collaboration I would have never thought about was Moneybagg Yo and J. Cole in the booth together let alone the same video for their trap banger, “Say Nah.” Moneybagg Yo has recently released his first album, RESET, which alone is a packed with deadly bars from the Memphis, Tennessee native as well as equally lethal features from Future, Kodak Black, YG and of course J. Cole. From the laundry mat to the local park Moneybagg Yo can be seen in his new video for “Say Nah” giving back and flexing at the same time as money falls wherever he walks. Draped in red flannel print the two MC’s stand towering next to one another as Cole delivers another firey feature. Watch the new video from Moneybagg Yo featuring the Dreamville label-head, J. Cole below and tell us what you think of the new visuals and Moneybagg’s new album in the comment section!