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FutureStarrJ. Cole, Drake & Special Guests Close Out Dreamville Fest
Dreamville Festival III returned to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina for two days of music, food, and art. Curated by J. Cole, the two-day event proved a huge success!
On Sunday, The Rap Icon co-headlined the festival's second day with international rapper Drake as a surprise guest for his headlining set. Together they performed an array of hits that helped shape an era.
On April 1-2, the Dreamville Festival returned to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina with a star-studded lineup. Culminating Day 1 of performances were Grammy winner Usher and other artists such as Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, City Girls, Sean Paul, Earthgang, Jessie Reyez and Key Glock.
Though the festival was a huge success, there weren't any guarantees. On Saturday morning, Mother Nature delayed some sets but thankfully organizers were able to reschedule them so fans could still attend them.
Jatavia Shakara Johnson and Caresha Romeka Brownlee, professionally known as JT and Yung Miami are members of the hip hop duo City Girls. Best friends since childhood, these two have been touring together ever since.
After being introduced to music in 2017, they formed a duo with the release of their first single "Fuck That Nigga". This song quickly caught the attention of Pierre Thomas and Kevin "Coach K" Lee at Quality Control.
In 2018, they made an uncredited appearance on Drake's single "In My Feelings." This song catapulted their careers but not for long; JT was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison for credit card fraud in June 2018. Yung Miami kept the group going by promoting their music and attending events on behalf of them.
This weekend, Dreamville Fest returned to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina for its third annual edition. This two-day festival brought together some of the world's greatest musicians from various genres for an unparalleled musical experience.
J. Cole co-headlined the event and featured special guests like Drake. During their headlining sets, both artists performed a medley of hits from each of their chart-topping catalogs.
Sean Paul is renowned for his captivating vocals. Initially a DJ and toaster, the dancehall artist rose to fame when his debut hit single, "Ladies Man," reached the Top 10 in Jamaica and cemented him as one of its most beloved artists.
His second album, Dutty Rock, catapulted him to stardom with smash hits such as Get Busy and Temperature. These collaborations led to major global hits with pop stars like Sia, Dua Lipa and Little Mix.
Dreamville Fest in Raleigh, NC was a true dream come true for many attendees. Despite weather delays that disrupted start times and lineups, most attendees still enjoyed themselves on Saturday night at Dreamville Fest.
The festival also saw performances by artists like Lil Wayne, Ari Lennox and Toosii. Fans were able to take in the spectacle while wearing sunscreen, colorful hats and shoes.
Earthgang, featuring Johnny Venus and WowGr8, signed to J Cole's Dreamville label in 2017. They released three EPs over the course of three years - Rags, Robots and Royalty - before releasing their major-label debut Mirrorland last year. Additionally, they've been working with another collective called Spillage Village for years, working alongside artists like JID, 6lack and Mereba; their collective also features brothers Hollywood JB and Jordxn Bryant who have contributed to various Dreamville compilations as well.
On April 1 & 2, Dreamville Fest returns to Raleigh's Dorothea Dix Park for its third edition, following last year's successful event that drew 80,000 attendees over two days and generated a direct economic impact of $6.7 million, as reported by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This year's music lineup includes performances by J. Cole & Drake with Special Guests, Burna Boy, Glorilla, Lil Durk, Summer Walker, Earthgang, City Girls and more! Plus you'll have the chance to meet some world-renowned R&B singers like Usher, Ari Lennox and Jessie Reyes who will all be performing!
Dreamville is a Black-owned festival that champions community, diversity and inclusivity throughout its fan experience. As such, the multi-stage music fest features performances by some of music's biggest names alongside an inviting atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed!
Last time Dreamville Festival came to Raleigh, tens of thousands of attendees packed the city. Now this annual event is back and set to be even larger than before.
For the April show, J. Cole & Drake will be joined by special guests as the lineup for two day of festivities that begins Saturday, April 1 and concludes Sunday, April 2.
Key Glock is a Memphis rapper known for his uncompromising lyrics about sexuality, guns and money since 2020. His work has won him admirers both among critics and listeners alike.
His relentless flow and raw production have won him fans, leading to multiple releases on Billboard charts. In 2018, he not only released a mixtape but also his studio album Glockoma; featuring collaborations with Young Dolph and DaBaby.
On April 1-2, the annual Dreamville Festival returned to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina and J. Cole joined his longtime friend and fellow performer Drake to cap off the festivities.
On Saturday and Sunday, fans were treated to performances from an impressive lineup of artists that included Usher on Saturday and Burna Boy on Sunday. Additionally, Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, City Girls, Sean Paul, Earthgang, Jessie Reyez and Key Glock also performed for fans' enjoyment.
Lute stands out among many rap artists by not shying away from vulnerability, yet he does not succumb to victim mentality. Instead, he channels his pain into insightful lyrics that offer him self-reflection and opportunities to improve himself.
Dreamville Fest is an unforgettable two-day music festival hosted by Dreamville Records artists each year, offering performances that showcase their newest projects, classic hits and exciting up-and-comers alike.
The festival takes place annually at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina and it has become one of the largest and most renowned artist-led music events worldwide, generating millions of dollars for both state and local economies.
On Sunday night, J. Cole and Drake brought to a close Dreamville Fest with an energetic medley of hits from their chart-topping catalogs that helped define the sound of a generation. Plus, they brought out some special guests such as GloRilla and Lil Uzi Vert for a surprise appearance!
On Sunday, despite Saturday's weather delays, the Raleigh festival continued to attract large crowds with artists like Waka Flocka Flame, Dreamville's Cozz and Bas, Mario, and more keeping everyone on their feet.
Day 2's lineup featured a special appearance from J. Cole and Drake, leaving Dreamville fans excited for what the day held in store.
Rapper Marques Clae concluded the festival with an electrifying performance that had fans on their feet. His catchy lines will be remembered for years to come.
On the second night of Dreamville Records' two-day celebration of music and culture, artists such as J. Cole, Drake, Baby Tate, Cozz, Waka Flocka Flame, Burna Boy and Summer Walker performed stunning sets.
Victony, a rapidly-rising singer and rapper, was involved in an unfortunate accident on Monday morning which required major surgery. According to his manager Dafe, the incident took place at an ungodly hour.
Victor Anthony Victor (Victony) is a Nigerian singer-rapper who blends Afrobeats with pop and R&B influences in his songs. In 2021, he released the highly-regarded extended play (EP) "Saturn".