As Hip-Hop becomes increasingly democratized, the lines become more and more blurred with what sits at the mainstream. As it pertains to the newest era of emcees, perhaps no label has flirted with that gray area as best as J. Cole’s Dreamville has.
In a recent sit down with No Jumper, Bas revealed that this is the case by design as he dived into the differences between more conscious lyricists and street rappers and how the Revenge Of The Dreamers sessions were a purposeful bridge between the two.
“I think that was the whole point of Revenge Of The Dreamers III,” Bas said. “It’s like you know Dreamville has always been kind of you know on its own off to the left you know left of industry in a sense. And we were like let’s go to Atlanta let’s link with a bunch of People. Let’s bring them to our world, you know, let’s collaborate. We all got a really open collaborative process when it comes to creating music. So we were down there and Nudy pulled up. I think he did a couple joints when he came to the sessions you know and ‘Down Bad’ was just like was the one.”