In numerous methods, Dreamville was the proper report firm to produce the soundtrack for Creed III. Very similar to the label’s founder, J. Cole, and the movie’s protagonist, the rappers represented on Dreamville’s roster may finest be described as underdogs. Like Adonis Creed, they work exhausting at their craft; the recording session for Revenge Of The Dreamers III may very well be seen as one massive sparring session during which the rappers examined their abilities in opposition to one another.
And within the new video for “Ma Boy,” that includes JID and Lute, neither rapper pulls a single punch — they go exhausting right through the three-minute rap drill. Thematically, “Ma Boy” mirrors one of many movie’s main dynamics: the fractured relationship between Donnie and his former buddy Dame, who returns after an 18-year jail stint to problem the junior Creed through survivor’s guilt. JID, who’s an enormous film buff, opens the observe with a perspective that nearly sounds Dame-like, whereas Lute solutions with a lyrical counterpoint from Donnie’s.
Dreamville isn’t stopping with the Creed III soundtrack this 12 months; a couple of weeks in the past, they introduced the lineup for this year’s Dreamville Fest that includes Drake and Usher.
Watch JID and Lute’s “Ma Boy” video up prime.