Cole kicks things off with a triumphant hook before passing it off to Bas, whose sing-song opening verse pairs well with Tjay’s signature melodic approach. After handling hook duties, Cole closes up shop with an effortless eight-bar verse of his own.
“The Jackie” marks Cole’s first appearance on wax since dropping his latest album, The Off-Season, in May. The project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and topped Complex’s Best Albums of 2021 (So Far) rankings. Meanwhile, Tjay has continued his momentum following the April release of his sophomore LP, Destined 2 Win and contributing recent guest verses to Tee Grizzley’s “Life Insurance” and G Herbo’s “Cry No More.”
As for Bas, the Dreamville rapper appears to be gearing up for a new album later this year. Despite having not released a full-length offering since 2019’s Spilled Milk, Bas has created buzz this year following several guest appearances on Cole’s Off-Season (“100 Mil,” “Let Go My Hand,” “Hunger on Hillside”).
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In other news, Dreamville has partnered with Wilson Sporting Goods Co. to relaunch Chicago pro-am as The Dreamville Chi-League Powered by Wilson. The tournament will feature musical performances and other entertainment that will be curated by the folks over at Dreamville.
The single-elimination men’s tournament, which has been on hiatus for the last four-years, will go down at Chicago State on Sunday, August. 8, August 15, and August 22. There will also be a women’s tournament that’ll be played during the last two weekends.
“Chicago has supported Dreamville and its artists from the beginning. It’s a privilege to infuse our brand with the rich legacy of the Chi-League, while also helping to celebrate the unique culture of the city of Chicago,” Dreamville Executive Vice President Candace Rodney said in a statement. “The revamped Dreamville Chi-League will help bring back a competition ingrained in community and to make this all happen, there’s no better partner than a hometown hero like Wilson.”