Here's a list of the top songs from the artists performing at J. Cole's 2022 Dreamville Festival

2022 Official Dreamville Festival Lineup
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Fayetteville native and hip hop artist, J. Cole announced a heavy-hitting musical lineup for his second Dreamville Festival taking place April 2-3 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh.

Morray, who is also from Fayetteville, will have a feature performance on day one of the festival along with WizKid, Kehlan, Fivio Foreign, Lil Baby and others.

Day two includes a legendary performance from DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz with Lil Wayne, Jeezy & T.I. and diverse artists like Ari Lennox, Moneybagg Yo, Bia, Rico Nasty, Wale and Larry June. Day two of the festival will be closed out with a performance by J. Cole.

Here are the top hits by each artist performing at this year's Dreamville Festival.


Blxst is an American rapper from Los Angeles known for his 2020 single "Chosen."


The Atlanta rappers Johnny Venus and Doctur Doc, better known as Earthgang, formed the group in 2008 as high school students in Georgia. Earthgang released their best-known song "Proud of U" featuring Young Thug in 2019.

Fivio Foreign

Drill rapper, Fivio Foreign rose to fame in 2020 following the release of his hit song "Big Dip" from his album "800 B.C." The song inspired the artist to do a remix collaboration with Atlanta rappers Lil Baby and Quavo.

Ja Rule & Ashanti

This dynamic New York duo took over the early 2000's with their 2002 hit "Always On Time."


Dreamville artist, J.I.D, is most famous for his Atlanta sounds and his 2018 release "151 Rum"


Oakland, Califonia, singer Kehlani gained notoriety as a member of the teen group Poplyfe in 2011. In 2014, the singer debuted as a solo artist with a mixtape entitled "Cloud 19." Today, Kehlani is known for "Night Like This," a 2019 collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign.

Lil Baby

Atlanta rapper Lil Baby entered into the hip hop mainstream in 2017 soon after the release of his mixtape "Perfect Timing." Now, Lil Baby is most known for his song "Drip Too Hard" featuring Gunna.


Charlotte-native and hip hop artist Lute is best-known for his 2017 release "Still Slummin'" and his verse on Dreamville's "Under The Sun" with North Carolina rappers, J. Cole and DaBaby.


Alabama singer Mereba gained popularity in 2013 with her EP "Room for Living" and has gained prominence with her features on the 2019 "Queen & Slim" movie soundtrack. Mereba is most known for her song "Sandstorm" featuring J.I.D.

Mikhala Jené

Singer-songwriter Mikhala Jené from Jacksonville debuted her first album "Carolina Blues" in 2018 and is known for the album's second track, "All I Want."


North Carolina singer and rapper Morray represents the Fayetteville and Spring Lake area with his top song "Quicksand" which has garnered more than 141 million views on YouTube. The music video for "Quicksand" was filmed in Fayetteville as was the video for his song "Trenches."


Nigerian singer-songwriter WizKidx began singing professionally at the age of 11 and is known globally for his 2020 release "Essence" featuring Tems.

Ari Lennox

An R&B singer from Washington, D.C., Ari Lennox is the only female artist signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Record Label. She is most known for her single "Shea Butter Baby" featuring J. Cole.


Bas is a Sudanese-American rapper from Paris who signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records label. Bas is most known for his 2018 release "Tribe" featuring J. Cole.


Bia is a rapper and model from Medford, Massachusetts, who debuted on the Oxygen reality show "Sisterhood of Hip Hop." BIA is best known for her "Whole Lotta Money" remix featuring Nicki Minaj.


LA rapper Cozz debuted in 2014 with his studio album "Cozz & Effect" and now isa part of the Dreamville Records label. Today, Cozz is most known for his remix of "Kock Tha Hustle" featuring J. Cole.

DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz Featuring: Lil Wayne + Jeezy + T.I.

DJ Drama debuted the "Gangsta Grillz" mixtape series in 2007 with songs from Atlanta rapper and actor, T.I; New Orleans, Louisiana, rapper Lil Wayne; Columbia, South Carolina, rapper Jeezy, plus many other artists from the early 2000's of hip hop.

J. Cole

Fayetteville's very own J. Cole debuted in 2011 with his studio album "Cole World: The Sideline Story." J. Cole is most known for his 2011 release "Light Please" and is considered one of the most influential rappers of his generation.

Larry June

Larry June is a Los Angeles rapper who got his start distributing CDs in high school. He is known globally for his singles "Smoothies in 1991" and "Friday Activities."

Moneybagg Yo

Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo is a member of Collective Music Group record label under hip hop artist Yo Gotti. Moneybagg Yo debuted in 2015 and known universally for his hit song "Time Today."


A rapper and record producer from Chicago, Omen debuted in 2015 with the release of his album "Elephant Eyes." Omen is now signed to Dreamville Records and is most known for his song "48 Laws" featuring Donnie Trumpet.

Rico Nasty

Washington, D.C. rapper Rico Nasty debuted in 2014 with her self-released mixtape "Summer's Eve." Today, she is best known for her 2017 song "Poppin."


T-Pain is a rapper and singer from Tallahassee, Florida, who debuted in 2005 and innovated the sound of hip hop. As his prominence grew, T-Pain became known for his use of auto-tune and is best known for his 2007 release "Buy U A Drank" featuring Yung Joc.

The Hics

London-based electronic band The Hics debuted in 2012 with their most prominent single "Lines." The band consists of Sam Paul Evans, Jacob Welsh, Matt Knox, Roxane Barker and David Turay


As a native of Washington, D.C., Wale first debuted in 2006 with the release of "Dig Dug," a popular song in his hometown. Today, Wale is most known for his 2011 hit "Lotus Flower Bomb" featuring Miguel.

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