J. Cole's Dreamville just shared a documentary going behind the scenes of the upcoming compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers III. The appropriately titled Revenge shows Cole and Crew working with artists and producers outside of their orbit to create the latest album in their trilogy.
ROTD3 seemed to be a way to light a fire underneath the Dreamville roster, collecting the entire group in one studio and creating an environment conducive to collabs. Cole explained the impetus of the project in the David Peters-directed documentary, saying that the studio sessions had a bit of a retreat vibe to them. The label holed up at Tree Sound Studios, bringing videographer Chase Fade along for the ride.
"I had this idea," Cole said. "Let's go somewhere, lock-in and invite a bunch of outside producers and artists to come fuck with us and just make this album."
Fade described the funhouse nature of the project in an interview with Complex.
"If you pop in one room and they're making trap music, you pop in another room and they're making some R&B, pop in another room and they're making some soulful stuff. You never know," he said. "You walk around and you're hearing all these trap drums and people just making bangers...It's definitely a focused vibe. Everyone's just working."
ROTD3 drops on Friday (July 5). Until then, you can watch the doc up top and give a listen to the already shared track "Down Bad." Cole, Ibrahim Hamad, Adam Roy Rodney acted as executive producers on the doc.
Just yesterday, Dreamville dropped off "Costa Rica" featuring J.I.D, Bas, GuapDad4000, Mez, SmokePurp, Reese Laflare, Jace, Buddy, and Ski Mask The Slumpgod. They also released "LamboTruck" featuring Cozz, Reason, and Childish Major.