DJ Drama and Dreamville announced a surprise collaboration titled D-Day. The ‘Gangsta Grillz’ narrated mixtape will drop tonight, March 31 at 7 pm EST. Dreamville Festival, which is scheduled for April 2nd and 3rd at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh comes just two days after the release.
J.Cole shared the news with followers last night. An Instagram post with a hype video narrated by the legendary Atlanta DJ shows vignettes of his roster. In addition to Cole himself, the video clip includes video footage of JID, Earthgang, Bas, Cozz, Lute, Omen, and Ari Lennox. The Fayetteville superstar captioned the video, “Smoke n*gga !!!!!!!!!!!! D-Day : A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape by @Dreamville & @DJDrama 3/31 @ 7 PM ET/4 PM PT”
If the notorious Dreamville compilation series ‘Revenge of the Dreamers’ is any indication, then one can assume that D-Day will include outside features from acclaimed artists. Additionally, one can expect fire vocal appearances from the Dreamville roster. T.I, Lil Wayne, and Jeezy are all performing at Dreamville Festival, and are classic DJ Drama collaborators. It would be no surprise if one of or all these names pop up on the mixtape.
Dreamville has dominated headlines this week. On Tuesday, Cole’s label announced a partnership with Amazon Music ,which will livestream Dreamville Festival from Raleigh, NC this weekend. This alliance will make it possible for fans all over the world to tune in to Dreamville Fest. Watch coverage via Twitch and Prime Video.
Trevor Noah will host the 64th annual Grammy Awards just two days after Dreamville Festival. J.Cole is nominated for four Grammys from his 2021 album The Off-Season, including Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album.
Update: You can stream D-Day on all streaming services now.
by Jack Carenza