Revenge of the Dreamers III

Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers III
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Based on 6 reviews
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July 5, 2019 / Release Date
Compilation / Format
Dreamville, Interscope / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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The group effort does serve as an appetizer-inducer for future artists’ projects.


A launching pad for future stars and another accolade in the storied career of others, this one, as they say, is for the culture.

Consequence of Sound

Instead of being a fan of artists whose talent reaches in different directions than his and subsequently exploiting their sound for his own benefit, Cole has provided the ultimate platform for underground artists to succeed.


The best parts of Dreamers III are when Cole & Friends mix it up with their guests and step outside of their comfort zones.


Valiantly shaped into this 18-track hour-long set, it's unavoidably a bit of a pile-up, a nonstop procession of rappers and singers fighting for space and pushing one another with verses and hooks that occasionally relate to one another. Cole makes an effort to tie it together.

The Needle Drop

Despite having similar shortcomings, Revenge of the Dreamers III is arguably the most promising posse album to have dropped in the past year or so.

I didn't expect to enjoy this album as much as I did, as it is an album in which a lot of creative voices could easily clash with their different ideas of how the album should sound like, but that didn't happen. I loved almost every track on the album, but JID really did outshine the rest of the Dreamville squad and JID had me wondering after every verse when he would come again. Nevertheless, the rest of Dreamville still did really good, an example of excellent work is the verse of Johnny ... read more
As far as compilations go, this ain't too shabby.
oh i'd never thought im gonna enjoy listening the whole project

1. under the sun
2. down bad
3. oh wow... swerve
4. costa rica
5. 1993
6. it back
You all know how I feel about J Cole. This project is mostly fire and Mr. Cole is (partially) the creator of it. My opinion is evolving and so is his sound. The song with Ski Mask and Smokepurpp is wild.
On an intitial listen, this has a lot of the same issues as Top Dawg Entertainment's soundtrack for Black Panther last year — the talent disparity between the best members of Dreamville and the lesser members is so strong that whenever one of them comes on a track, I feel like I really only want to wait until one of the major figures like Cole, J.I.D, Doctur Dot, Johnny Venus, or Bas is on the track.

With that being said, the verses from outside artists are all very good; DaBaby ... read more
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Track List

  1. Under the Sun (feat. DaBaby)
  2. Down Bad (feat. JID, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy)
  3. LamboTruck (feat. REASON & Childish Major)
  4. Swivel
  5. Oh Wow...Swerve (feat. Zoink Gang, KEY! & Maxo Kream)
  6. Don't Hit Me Right Now (feat. Yung Baby Tate, Guapdad 4000 & Buddy)
  7. Wells Fargo (feat. Buddy & Guapdad 4000)
  8. Sleep Deprived (feat. Mez & DaVionne)
  9. Self Love (feat. Baby Rose)
  10. Ladies, Ladies, Ladies (feat. T.I.)
  11. Costa Rica (feat. Guapdad 4000, Reese LAFLARE, Jace, Mez, Smokepurpp, Buddy & Ski Mask the Slump God)
  12. 1993 (feat. Smino & Buddy)
  13. Rembrandt...Run It Back (feat. Vince Staples)
  14. Sunset (feat. Young Nudy)
  15. Got Me (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Dreezy)
  17. PTSD (feat. Mereba, Deante' Hitchcock & St. Beauty)
  18. Sacrifices (feat. Smino & Saba)
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Added on: July 1, 2019