Manager and music executive Ibrahim Hamad takes us on his long journey from meeting a then-unknown rapper named J.Cole in college to becoming his manager to helping him build a label, a festival and a media company as partners. Modest and soft spoken, for Cole’s entire career Hamad has balanced friendship and business, acting as a sounding board, idea man, and relentless executor. And he learned how to do it all while on the job. In this episode he explains how he gets the best out of J.Cole, the pressure he puts on himself, and his vision for the future of Dreamville.
Washington D.C. native and recent Dreamville/Interscope signee, Ari Lennox, released her highly anticipated EP, PHO.
“Sometimes women are put in this box where we’re only supposed to talk about certain things,” the 25-year-old singer-songwriter explains. “I want to be braver and riskier. I think people want to hear that kind of honesty and frankness.”
Inspired by some of the greatest female vocalists of all time: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Minnie Riperton and Whitney Houston, Lennox modestly describes her own voice as “vulnerable and soulful; imperfect but pretty.”
Idea Generation Ep. 2 - Ibrahim Hamad
Dreamville Fest coming in 2022!
A word from our favorite news anchor. Dreamville fest is returning in 2022, April 2nd and 3rd. Head on over to Dreamvillefest.com for further info. We back outside!🌻☁️
Directed by Jordan Riggs
New Single By Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox & Johnta Austin
Pressure - Ari Lennox
Ari Lennox Salutes Her Favorite Iconic Divas With New Riveting Video “Pressure”.The new Single Produced by Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox & Johnta Austin
Myself - Lute Feat. Devn
MYSELF – Lute feat. Devn out now 📺 #GoldMoufMondays #Dreamville #SlumCounty
Dreamville Fest 2022 is coming!
🌻 See you in Raleigh, NC in April 2022! @dreamvillefest ☁️ Be the first to get alerted for tickets 🎫 Sign up now at Dreamvillefest.com
Dreamville & Apple Partner With MGP for Marketing Bootcamp
Dreamville Ventures has partnered with Apple and Marcus Graham Project to provide sponsorship for 12 talented individuals participating in the iCR8 Bootcamp, MGP’s flagship program dedicated to shaking up the marketing and media industry.
Billboard Article: J. Cole’s Dreamville & Apple Partner With MGP for Marketing Bootcamp
Apple Here for the ICR8 Summer Bootcamp
Video: Set Him Up - Queen Naija & Ari Lennox
Here’s the video for the new single from Queen Naija & Ari Lennox
Listen to Set Him Up by Queen Naija Feat. Ari Lennox
Set Him Up - Queen Naija & Ari Lennox
Listen to Set Him Up by Queen Naija Feat. Ari Lennox
Sorrow Tears & Blood - Ari Lennox & GoldLink
Here’s some new music today with a message from Ari Lennox & GoldLink. This record is from the STAND UP album from Global Citizen and is executive produced by award-winning musician Raphael Saadiq.
Ari Lennox Performs On Live From Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2020
Can’t get enough of this performance of Ari on Jimmy Kimmel Live doing ‘Chocolate Pomegranate’ and ‘If You Want Me To Stay’ on YouTube 📺 #Dreamville
Listen to Options – EarthGang & Wale
Dreamville Expands, Launches Content Studio
Dreamville Records has announced the formation of Dreamville Ventures, a multi-disciplinary media company, and Dreamville Studios, a content studio that will produce original and co-produced content. Coming aboard to lead the new division is Damien Scott, president of Dreamville, and Candace Rodney, who serves as Dreamville executive vice president and president of Dreamville Studios.
Shea Butter Baby Remix EP
Each track offers its own unique take on the original, while still maintaining Lennox’s soulful vibe. The project includes remakes of “I Been” and “Facetime,” while Doja Cat lends her distinct sound and verse to “BMO.””
SHEA BUTTER BABY REMIX EP OUT NOW!
Each track offers its own unique take on the original, while still maintaining Lennox’s soulful vibe. The project includes remakes of “I Been” and “Facetime,” while Doja Cat lends her distinct sound and verse to “BMO.”
Listen to Shea Butter Baby Remix EP
REVENGE OF THE DREAMERS III: DIRECTORS CUT OUT NOW
Dubbed as one of hip hop’s biggest collaborations (Noisey, MTV), Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation album today received a deluxe version aptly titled Revenge of The Dreamers III: Director’s Cut. The GRAMMY-nominated album which features Dreamville artists J.I.D, Ari Lennox, EarthGang, Bas, Omen, Lute and Cozzalso invites back artists who attended the now-infamous Tree Sound Sessions in Atlanta, GA.
Revenge of The Dreamers III: Director's Cut
Dubbed as one of hip hop’s biggest collaborations (Noisey, MTV), Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation album today received a deluxe version aptly titled Revenge of The Dreamers III: Director’s Cut.”
For Your Grammy Consideration
Best Rap Album of The Year, Best Rap Performance (Middle Child), Best Rap Performance (Down Bad) nominee.
Listen to Revenge of the Dreamers III
Dreamville Fest 2020!
We Back! @dreamvillefest is coming back in 2020 🙏🏽🙌🏽 tickets on sale now at dreamvillefest.com #DreamvilleFest #Dreamille
Over It with Summer Walker and Ari Lennox
Summer Walker and Ari Lennox talk about everything they are over. From dating apps to periods, to bras, there is no filter during this wine-filled conversation.
Static (Live) | Vevo DSCVR W/ Ari Lennox
Ari does a live rendition of “Static” for VEVO’s DSCVR series.
Shea Butter Baby Now!