J. Cole is closing out the year with a bang.
Last night (Dec. 6), the rapper took to Twitter to post the cryptic phone number 1-888-88-DREAM, as did his Dreamville members Bas, Omen, Elite, and Cozz (via Complex). Many fans were greeted with a voicemail from Cole telling a joke and a message that the mailbox was full, but a few were able to get through and chat with him and his manager.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) December 7, 2015
The phone number was initially featured on the cover of the Dreamville compilation Revenge of the Dreamers that dropped in January 2014, and sure enough, this campaign was pointing to a sequel releasing on Dec. 11. The nine-track set is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and includes Bas’ “Night Job” featuring Cole. You can also expect contributions from the rest of the Dreamville gang including Omen, Elite, and Cozz.
The announcement came just ahead of the 2016 Grammy nominations, where the North Carolina native was honored for Best Rap Album for 2014 Forest Hills Drive and Best Rap Performance for “Apparently.”
The 30-year-old MC will kick off the new year with “J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming,” a 90-minute HBO special that premieres Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10 p.m.