Fayetteville, North Carolina lyricist Rain shares his reaction to the announcement of a partnership between J. Cole's Dreamville imprint and Interscope Records. In an exclusive conversation with HipHopDX, Rain says that he was excited to hear that Cole—who also hails from Fayetteville—is launching a record label, but was disappointed that no other artists from the North Carolina city were included on the roster.

“Anybody coming from [Fayetteville, North Carolina], I’m excited about,” Rain says. “I’m always pushing for people from The Ville to do they thing. So I was excited when he announced Dreamville, and I was disappointed when I realized there was nobody from The Ville on the label. That’s my personal opinion.”