Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers III
R.O.T.D III has set the bar for collaborative albums in 2019. Recorded over 10 days at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, the album has one of the most unique origin stories of any collaborative project to date. Rappers were left to their own devices in a sea of producers and musicians scattered throughout the building, with the only direction being to make hits. A total of 35 artists, along with 27 producers, worked on what would become the final project, with at least 124 tracks not making the cut. That being said, what did make the cut was fantastic. This album is chock full of songs that will surely be everywhere this summer. Anthemic, instant-hits like Down Bad, Wells Fargo, and Middle Child are accompanied by more subdued boom-bap tracks like Swivel, Sleep Deprived, and Sunset, creating a colorful mixture of sounds and styles. The sheer amount of talent on this album is too much to name, but many, like EARTHGANG, JID, and Buddy, gave such noteworthy performances that this project will surely cement their spots as modern hip-hop mainstays. Albums like this donât come around often; do yourself a favor and put aside an hour to listen to it.
Author: Frank McLaughlin
"Outside of the working world, music is something I invest a lot of time in, in more ways than one. I could spend hours on my SoundCloud timeline, Apple Music, or YouTube discovering new artists to listen to and enjoy. I have channeled this love into brief music reviews that can be found in the appropriate part of this website, and more recently, the First State Studios website. I have also begun to produce music myself, learning the ins and outs of Ableton, Serum, Audacity, and other necessary software, and it still remains one of my favorite ways to spend my free time. It has sparked a love for learning new technologies and software and is something I hope to continue to grow with. I feel that my lifelong interest in the technical side of creative arts combined with my newfound analytical knowledge combine perfectly to serve me well in the marketing and advertising realm."