First there was Gene Wilder, and then there was Johnny Depp. Now it’s J. Cole bringing us into a whimsical factory responsible for the goods. While Wilder and Depp, as Willy Wonka, preferred a chocolatey, tangy treat, J. Cole’s Dreamville Records peddles hit records instead. In January, the label’s roster — that includes rising talent like Ari Lennox and J.I.D. — as well as all-star artists and producers like Rick Ross, Vince Staples, and Wale converged in Atlanta to work on a new project called Revenge of the Dreamers III, the third installment of the label’s long-running franchise.
Golden tickets were dispersed via social media, and clips and pictures began surfacing showing epic link-ups and promising collaborations. Now, ahead of the project’s long-awaited release on July 5, J. Cole has released a 30-minute documentary about the experience, Revenge. Now everyone gets to see just what went down in the secret recording sessions.
Revenge is different from your typical documentary, straying away from talking-head segments and interview clips to focus instead on the tiny details of the mom