Meet J.I.D., The Spillage Villain From East Atlanta


Atlanta has been — and continues — to be a structural column in the hip-hop/rap community. The peach state’s culture has sprouted into mainstream at an exponential level. From the 90s throughout the 2000s, a militia of musical talent has sent waves throughout the industry. To this very day, the torch has been passed down and setting ablaze throughout the culture of hip-hop. A titanic hoard of artistry is pouring out of ATL, yet one artist in particular has been igniting his way to the top while keeping grounded in his home of East Atlanta.


J. Cole‘s recent signee to his Dreamville imprint, is the ever-peculiar, heavily curious, lyrical tyrant known as J.I.D. Hailing from the Spillage Village camp, which includes EARTHGANG, this ATL emcee excersizes the sport through a whimsical cadence, while wielding hardcore libretto — allowing a walkthrough of infectious and potent rap to the listener. His unique sound may leave one bewildered yet intrigued by his eclectic vocals or his vivid style of rap. J.I.D not only furnishes the sounds of austral comfort, but pushes the limits of expectation to the edges of cross genres that not only cater to mainstream but build a pleateau of music to live by.

The Never Story, his major label debut under Dreamville/Interscope — compiles a beautiful conundrum of pure grit into a package that delivers his story right to YOU. His 2015 project “DiCaprio,” was a verbal presentation of a unique mind, as well as similar eccentricities of the actor who shares the same name. The politics of hip-hop are as prominent as Capitol Hill’s bill passing but J.I.D is leaving footprints as an ultimate threat of the competitive battleground of the top contending tier of [mainstream] hip-hop.

Stream J.I.D.’s latest project The Never Story, by clicking here.

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