Dreamville Records

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Dreamville Records
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Parent company Interscope Geffen A&M Records
Founded 2007
Founder
Status Active
Distributor(s) Interscope Records
Genre
Country of origin United States
Location
Official website dreamville.com

Dreamville Records is an American record label founded by recording artist and record producer J. Cole and Ibrahim Hamad, the label is distributed through Interscope Records. There are currently six artists signed to the label, including Ari Lennox, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, J.I.D and Cole himself. Dreamville also houses producers Elite, Ron Gilmore, K-Quick and Cedric Brown.<ref>"J. Cole Returns To North Carolina For ‘Dreamville Weekend’". RapFix. </ref>

History

Rapper J. Cole founded the label in 2007

During the composition of The Come Up, Cole started his own record label in early 2007 with current label president Ibrahim Hamad. Cole and Hamad met while attending St. John's University. Cole sought for an avenue to release his own music, while Hamad yearned to start a record label, prompting the two to team up to form Dreamville Records.<ref>Azeem, Khan (January 22, 2017). "The International Dreamvillain: Ibrahim "Ib" Hamad". The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 20, 2017. </ref>

On January 28, 2014, at a show at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Cole announced that his Dreamville imprint had signed a distribution deal with Interscope Records. Attendees at the show received a flyer announcing the deal and a mixtape, titled Revenge of the Dreamers. On the same day Cole announced the signing of Queens-based rapper, Bas. Cole spoke with Billboard about the Interscope deal saying: "We've been dreaming about a label situation for years." "The deal's been official since late December, and we'd been working on it for a while before that, but it felt too important to just go out and yell it right when it happened. It needed a more grand announcement." Cole explained that talks with Interscope began when Joie Manda, Interscope president of urban music, reached out to him in 2013, Cole said: "I thought he wanted me to produce someone over there and I was excited about that, but then he told me that he really believed in me as an executive, a label CEO and a producer. A Dr. Dre to his Jimmy Iovine. He had the vision."<ref>Gale, Alex (February 10, 2014). "J. Cole Talks Dreamville Label Deal & Interscope's Joie Manda: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved February 22, 2017. </ref>

On June 26, 2014, J. Cole officially announced the signing of Los Angeles-based rapper, Cozz.<ref>Gruger, William. "5 Questions With Cozz, J. Cole's New Dreamville Artist". Billboard. Retrieved 30 December 2015. </ref> Rapper Omen has been affiliated with Dreamville since the beginning, Omen and Cole met on rapper Canibus chat forum at age 17, where they shared music.<ref name="Hot 97">Hot 97 (August 4, 2015). "Bas, Cozz, and Omen Weigh in on Drake and Meek Beef, How They Met J. Cole and Dreamville". YouTube. Retrieved February 20, 2017. </ref> Omen was also featured on Cole's mixtapes, The Warm Up (2009) and Friday Night Lights (2010). Omen didn't officially sign with the label until 2015.<ref name="Hot 97"/> On December 8, 2015, Dreamville released a collaborative album titled, Revenge of the Dreamers II, officially announcing two new label signees, Charlotte rapper, Lute and Washington D.C singer Ari Lennox.<ref>Ortiz, Edwin. "J. Cole Signs Two New Artists to Dreamville Records". Complex. Retrieved 30 December 2015. </ref>

On February 20, 2017 Dreamville announced the signing of East Atlanta-based rapper J.I.D.<ref>Weinstein, Max (February 20, 2017). "J.I.D Signs to J. Cole’s Dreamville Label". XXL. Retrieved February 20, 2017. </ref>

Roster

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Current artists

Act Year
signed
Releases
under the label
J. Cole Co-Founder 7
Bas 2014 3
Cozz 2014 2
Omen 2015 1
Lute 2015 -
Ari Lennox 2015 1
J.I.D 2017 1

In-house producers

Discography

Rapper J.I.D signed to the label in 2017, releasing his debut album, The Never Story.

Studio albums

Artist Album Details
J. Cole Born Sinner<ref>Paine, Jake (June 17, 2013). "J. Cole "Born Sinner" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Spotify Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 22, 2017. </ref>
Bas Last Winter<ref>Z, DJ. "Bas - Last Winter". DJBooth. Retrieved 30 December 2015. </ref>
  • Released: April 27, 2014
  • Chart positions: #103 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
Cozz Cozz & Effect<ref>Ortiz, Edwin. "Stream Cozz's "Cozz & Effect" Album". Complex. Retrieved 30 December 2015. </ref>
  • Released: October 3, 2014
  • Chart positions: #160 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive<ref>Jaffe, Lloyd (November 17, 2014). "J. Cole Announces "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Album, Releases Artwork". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved February 22, 2017. </ref>
Omen Elephant Eyes<ref>Lyons, Patrick. "Stream Omen's "Elephant Eyes"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved December 30, 2015. </ref>
  • Released: June 21, 2015
  • Chart positions: uncharted
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
Various Artists Revenge of the Dreamers II<ref>Hernandez, Victoria (December 10, 2015). "J. Cole x Dreamville "Revenge Of The Dreamers II" Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved 12 March 2017. </ref>
  • Released: December 8, 2015
  • Chart positions: #29 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
Bas Too High to Riot<ref>Goddard, Kevin (March 4, 2016). "Listen To Bas' New Album "Too High To Riot"". hotnewhiphop. Retrieved October 22, 2016. </ref>
  • Released: March 4, 2016
  • Chart positions: #49 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only<ref>Mitchell, Chris (December 8, 2016). "J. Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only" Album Is Upon Us". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 22, 2017. </ref>
J.I.D The Never Story<ref>Goddard, Kevin (March 10, 2017). "J.I.D - The Never Story [Album Stream]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 12, 2017. </ref>

Mixtapes

Artist Mixtape Details
J. Cole The Warm Up<ref>Robertson, Iyana (June 15, 2014). "J. Cole Commemorates ‘The Warm Up’s’ 5-Year Anniversary With An Open Letter". Vibe. Retrieved February 22, 2017. </ref>
J. Cole Friday Night Lights<ref>Kerry, Steve (November 12, 2010). "J. Cole - Friday Night Lights [New Mixtape]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 12, 2017. </ref>
  • Released: November 10, 2010
  • Chart position: #7 U.S
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
Bas Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. 2<ref>Rose, Lilah (May 22, 2013). "Bas - Quarter Water Raised Me Vol.2 [New Mixtape]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 12, 2017. </ref>
  • Released: May 26, 2013
  • Chart position: uncharted
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
Various Artists Revenge of the Dreamers<ref>DJ Z. "J. Cole - Revenge of the Dreamers". DJBooth. Retrieved March 12, 2017. </ref>
  • Released: January 28, 2014
  • Chart position: uncharted
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
Cozz Nothin Personal<ref>Goddard, Kevin (January 4, 2016). "Cozz - Nothin Personal [New Mixtape]". hotnewhiphop. Retrieved October 22, 2016. </ref>
  • Released: January 4, 2016
  • Chart position: uncharted
  • RIAA certification: uncertified

Extended plays

Artist Mixtape Details
J. Cole Truly Yours<ref>Smith, Trevor (February 12, 2013). "J. Cole - Truly Yours EP [New Mixtape]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 12, 2017. </ref>
J. Cole Truly Yours 2<ref>Goddard, Kevin (April 30, 2013). "J. Cole - Truly Yours 2 [New Mixtape]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 12, 2017. </ref>
  • Released: April 30, 2013
  • Chart position: uncharted
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
Bas Two Weeks Notice<ref>blame it on MEKA (April 15, 2014). "Bas – 2 Weeks Notice (Mixtape)". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved February 22, 2017. </ref>
  • Released: April 15, 2014
  • Chart position: uncharted
  • RIAA certification: uncertified
Ari Lennox Pho<ref>Lyle, Ashley (October 21, 2016). "Dreamville's First Lady Ari Lennox Releases 'PHO' EP: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2016. </ref>
  • Released: October 21, 2016
  • Chart position: uncharted
  • RIAA certification: uncertified


Live albums

Artist Mixtape Details
J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Live<ref>Kat Boehrer (January 26, 2016). "J. Cole Plans to Release Live Album on His Birthday". Complex. Retrieved March 9, 2017. </ref>

Upcoming releases

Artist Album Details
Lute West1996 pt.2<ref>blame it on SHAKE (December 7, 2015). "J. Cole – "Folgers Crystals" + ‘Revenge of The Dreamers II’ Out Now!". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved February 21, 2017. </ref>
  • Release date: N/A

Dreamville films

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