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.
East Atlanta rapper J.I.D has signed with Dreamville Records and Interscope Records, which released his official debut single “Never” in December.
“I wrote the “Never” song at a point in my life when I had nothing and when my future seemed uncertain. Throughout it all I had my family and great people around me who allowed me to pen my pain and take a chance on pursuing my dreams”
“Growing up as the youngest of seven siblings just sucked but there are a lot of valuable lessons that can be learned from watching others mistakes and seeing them grow.“
Idea Generation Ep. 2 - Ibrahim Hamad
Ambassel - J.I.D
Stream the Madden NFL 22 Soundtrack here
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
JID: Vans Sidestripe Sessions | VANS
JID dropped a couple records with Christo for VANS SIDESTRIPE SESSIONS. Go check it out on now!
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
Scatter Brain - Conway Feat. J.I.D & Ludacris
Prod By. Don Cannon
Skegee - J.I.D
Directed by Waboosh #JID #Dreamville #SpillageVillage
Listen to Skegee – J.I.D
With Black History in full swing J.I.D wanted to release something to highlight the month specifically the tragedy of Tuskegee, Alabama.
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.
A somber yet poignant tale that ends on a hopeful tone — which fans have been long awaiting for. The crew composed of J.I.D, EarthGang, 6lack, Mereba, Jurdan Bryant, Hollywood JB and Benji. recorded the song during (and largely as a solace for) the pandemic, and yet seems to still ring true during an civil rights uprising.
Baptize - Spillage Village
Visual Baptism today with the new video off the album ‘Spilligion’. #Dreamville #SpillageVillage
Listen to Spilligion
End of Daze
Spillage Village collective drops there first track. The collective consists of EarthGang, J.I.D, Jurdan Bryant, Mereba and Hollywood JB.
Listen to End of Daze
Hurry Up - Hardo Feat. J.I.D
New heat from Hardo featuring J.I.D today for you!
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.”
Catch J.I.D in Tokyo 2020
渋谷区, Shibuya vibes in 2020!
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
Working Out (A Colors Show) by J.I.D
Now available on all streaming platforms to take with you!
Listen to Working Out (A Colors Show) by J.I.D