Revenge of the Dreamers 3: Thoughts + Favorite Lines
So we’ve all been waiting on the song of the summer and J Cole, being the insanely creative superhuman he is, drops the album of the summer. (Yup I said it, fight me!)
Revenge of the Dreamers 3 features an all star lineup of Dreamville artists, a barrage of talented producers, and some of the industry’s best all working beautifully together to create one of the most creative projects to be released in quite some time. This is such a treat for J. Cole fans because we get to listen to him collaborating with so many talented artists. This is definitely not the typical Cole experience but it’s for sure the Dreamville progression we all wanted.
The 18 track compilation, was recorded over 10 days at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta and selected from over 120 songs created over the retreat.
There’s no question at all that my rating for this album is a 10/10. It has everything. It’s fun, refreshing, lyrically sound, well produced, inspiring, and truly conveys the process that went into creating the album. I like every single song, and I don’t think I’ve felt that way about another album since Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book or the last J. Cole creation.
Though the comp isn’t flooded with stand out verses there are quite a few good lines and quotable bars to use as killer photo captions. Over 30 of my favorites are listed below, but trust me there are plenty more.
Under the sun
I woke up for some money
If this Sunday dinner my hand on the gravy
She call me daddy like grandmama baby
They don't come out after dark. Bitch I swim with the sharks. You ain't got enough heart get a bigger pool
I was just fucked up, I was just down, down bad. I had to tighten the fuck up, but I'm here for the crown
I was bored of education, left the town/Fuck a résumé and fuck a cap and gown/Fuck a background check back 'round when I get the check Nigga, that's now
When I'm back in the booth. Got 'em hackin' a Shaq 'cause they lackin' the juice
Y'all had a year, but you let it go by
Crew sick we the Golden State of rhyming, on God
All my niggas ain't gettin' no sleep. All of my niggas be chasin' their dreams
Dawg, I swear to God that I'm changing for the better. Fuck whoever got the nerve to try to tell me that I'm wrong
I got you long as you got me
Them other bitches, yeah, they cool but they ain't quite like this
Hold me tighter when I’m trippin. Find a lighter let’s get lifted
Love, sex, or the money: I want all three
Rembrandt...Run it Back
Big nuts hangin. Big bucks bringin. Fuck em all
Put on your coat. The weather gets colder. This is my year, don’t say I ain’t told ya
Fuck if you feel me you ain’t got no choice
This year gone be different I set my intentions I promise to slap all that hate out your voice
Dangerous when it’s nobody to check you. I be having to check myself
I thought I’d call them out all together rather than waste the amount of bars it would take for me to call them out by name.
I wanna be the one to build you up. A wall worth five billion bucks to keep out the rah-rah And the blah-blah-blah so nobody try to steal your thunder
Huggin' the block, huggin' the block all day. I had nowhere to go, she gave me a place to stay. She gave me her heart to hold, I still got that shit to this day
And yesterday could feel just like a waste/ If I don't love you how I'm supposed to
They all ball cap and this all facts
Helping you with your vices but can’t seem to get a grip on my own life
If I missed it, drop your favorite Revenge 3 line below and let me know who it is from. I also wanna know what your favorite track on the compilation is. Put it in the comments or join the discussion over on Instagram.