Happy belated birthday to J. Cole! The 29-year-old rapper celebrated his birthday last night in New York City in grand fashion. He graced the stage at The Theater at MSG, had his pal Kendrick Lamar come out as a surprise guest, and Jay Z even gave him his original Roc-A-Fella chain. But Cole didn't just get gifts, he gave back to his fans with a new mixtape, Revenge of the Dreamers. But maybe the biggest news of all was that Cole announced a new distribution partnership with Interscope for his imprint Dreamville.
J. Cole has been pushing his Dreamville movement since he dropped his first mixtape, The Come Up, in 2007. Since then, he's expanded the movement into a foundation for kids and now a record label. Since Cole doesn't roll with a huge clique, a lot of people are left to wonder, who exactly is part of Dreamville?
The label currently only has three artists listed outside of J. Cole himself. Longtime fans of Cole have probably seen or heard all of these guys, but we get the feeling we'll be seeing a whole lot more of them pretty soon. So in case you're not already familiar with Bas and Omen, here's Dreamvillians: A Guide To The Rappers On J. Cole's New Label...
Written by Elva Aguilar (@Cheverella_)