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.
Omen, an introspective, Hyde Park, Chicago lyricist, accurately chose his stage name and strives for nothing short of authenticity.
As a genuine music lover, Omen expresses who he is as an artist and a person, writing lyrics that discuss his experiences and that of others’ or at least the way it looks through his eyes.
Omen’s upcoming project, Elephant Eyes, is highly anticipated by his fans and will be his debut project under Dreamville.
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
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
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.
ItsTheReal Quarantine Radio w/ Elite, Cozz & Omen
Today on Episode 39 of Quarantine Radio, we make calls from our Upper West Side apartment to North Carolina to talk with producer Elite about his collaborations with J. Cole and Ari Lennox, his college days interning and then producing for Ruff Ryders, meeting Cole through a Canibus website forum, the dreams of one day winning a Grammy award, the weight of the quarantine on one’s creativity, controlling what one can control, how he ended up in an AirBNB in North Carolina and so much more! We then connect with Cozz out in Los Angeles to discuss the time his mom punished him in middle school by taking away his haircuts, how weird it is to see empty streets around town, what he’s been learning from the internet these days, who he really connected with during the Revenge III sessions, how schedules are just not for him, and more! And then we dial up Omen out in Chicago and get into how he and Cole also met via that same Canibus site, the connection they forged by battling verses over text, how he’s positioned to finish quarantine with the best hair situation, the pride he felt in Barack Obama – who lived in his same neighborhood – being elected President of the United States, the momentum he felt for Dreamville throughout 2019 and the uncertainty that 2020 has brought, the excitement that comes from fine-tuning his music and much more! Available now wherever podcasts are playing
Listen to QUARANTINE RADIO with Elite, Cozz & Omen
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
Sleep Deprived - Lute, Mez, Davionne, Omen
Here’s the second visual of the critically acclaimed album Revenge of The Dreamers 3.
Revenge of The Dreamers III Now!
Revenge of The Dreamers III
This is the third compilation in the series. With the entire Dreamville team on the project as well as guest features from DaBaby, Reason, SABA, Buddy and more.”
REVENGE III: A Dreamville Film
This is the official documentary chronicling the Revenge of the Dreamers III sessions in January 2019 at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
Revenge of The Dreamers III Now!
Omen on Illmind BLAP CAM
Illmind stopped through Chicago. During his “Pass The Aux” tour he held a studio session with over 30 music producers & artists. He invited rapper Omen to chop it up about his story.
DREAMVILLE FEST LINEUP
Long awaited line-up for the Dreamville Fest is out! Headliners include: J. Cole, SZA, Big Sean, Young Thug, Nelly and many more!
The festival will be benefiting Dreamville Foundation
and Dix Park Conservancy
Rolling Loud 2018
The team decided to take over Rolling Loud 2018. Catch Cole, Bas, Cozz, and Lute on Friday. On Saturday Omen and J.I.D will grace the stage. And on Sunday our own EarthGang.
For tickets and more info click here
Omen - 48 Laws
Music video by Omen performing 48 Laws.
(C) 2017 Dreamville/Interscope
Omen - Don't Let Go Freestyle
The multi-talented emcee and producer stopped by Audiomack’s studio to spit a brand new “Don’t Let Go” freestyle, lacing himself with his own soulful backdrop.
Dreamville x Lollapalooza
Dreamville is set to perform at the 25th annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this summer!
Details + Tix @ Lollapalooza
Dreamville x SXSW
Dreamville is taking over the SXSW Bungalow on March 19. Performances include Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ron Gilmore and more!
Entry is free with a SXSW Badge or $10 at the door.