J.I.D

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Born and raised in East Atlanta, J.I.D first appeared on the Atlanta hip-hop scene with his debut EP, DiCaprio, in 2015. After a stint at Hampton University playing football, J.I.D hooked up with fellow MCs as part of the Spillage Village collective. By 2012, he dropped out of college to focus on music, and in 2014 he headed out on tour with EarthGang, Bas, and Ab-Soul. A year later he dropped the DiCaprio EP, which saw him team up with a host of producers, as well as EarthGang. In 2017, he announced that he had signed to J. Cole's Dreamville label, which released the single "Never" and full-length The Never Story at the beginning of the year. In September of 2018, he issued the single "151 Rum" and most recently "Off Deez" ft J.Cole. DiCaprio 2, his sophomore full-length album, was released on 11/26/2018 and was met with widespread critical acclaim. ~Rich Wilson