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J.I.D
J.I.D
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Background information
Destin Route
Born (1990-10-31) October 31, 1990 (age 27)
Atlanta, Georgia
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Hip hop
Rapper
Instruments Vocals
2010-present
Labels
Website jidsv.com

Destin Route (born October 31, 1990), better known by his stage name J.I.D, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records. He released his first EP, DiCaprio, on January 26, 2015. His debut album, The Never Story, was released on March 10, 2017.[1][2]

Early life

2010-13: Career beginnings

J.I.D, a nickname adapted from his grandmother calling him a jittery child, attended Hampton University playing football, where he met EarthGang members Doctur Dot and Johnny Venus and later formed the musical collective Spillage Village. In 2012, he got kicked out of the university and decided to focus on his musical career. On June 25, 2012, he released his first mixtape, Route of Evil, with guest features from EarthGang and Stillz. On October 22, 2013, his second mixtape was released titled Para Tu. The mixtape was later re-released on December 29, 2017.[3][4][5][6]

2014-16: DiCaprio EP and Spillage Village compilation albums

In 2014, he opened up with EarthGang and Bas on Ab-Soul's These Days Tour following the release of Spillage Village's first compilation album, Bears Like This. On January 26, 2015, he released his first extended play DiCaprio EP.[7] On July 6, Spillage Village released their first compilation album Bears Like This Too.[8] He also toured with Omen on the Elephant Eyes Tour and Bas on the Too High to Riot Tour. On December 2, 2016, Spillage Village released Bears Like This Too Much with features from J. Cole and Bas, and production from Mac Miller, Ducko Mcfli, Childish Major and J. Cole among others.[9]

2017-present: Signing to Dreamville and The Never Story

On February 20, 2017, it was announced that he had signed to J. Cole's Dreamville label (a connection made with the rapper via J.I.D's part in the 2014 tour with Bas and Cole's friend and producer Cedric Brown), which released the single "Never". The full-length album, The Never Story was released on March 10, 2017. The album includes guest features from EarthGang, 6LACK, and Mereba, and production from J. Cole, among others.[10][11] He is also an opening act on the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour later in 2017.[12]

Artistry

Influence

Growing up, J.I.D's first connection with music was through his parents' collection of classic funk and soul LPs.[13] He names Sly and the Family Stone, D'Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, Little Dragon, and boom-bap, New York hip hop as his biggest influences.[14]

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with album details and selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B/HH

US
Rap

The Never Story
-- --
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays

Title Album details
DiCaprio
  • Released: January 26, 2015
  • Format: Digital Download

Mixtapes

Title Album details
Route of Evil
  • Released: June 25, 2012
  • Format: Digital Download
Para Tu
  • Released: October 22, 2013
  • Format: Digital Download

Compilation albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B/HH

US
Rap

Bears Like This
(with Spillage Village)
  • Released: February 2, 2014
  • Label: Spillage Village
  • Format: CD, digital download
-- -- --
Bears Like This Too
(with Spillage Village)
  • Released: July 6, 2015
  • Label: Spillage Village
  • Format: CD, digital download
-- -- --
Bears Like This Too Much
(with Spillage Village)
  • Released: December 2, 2016
  • Label: Spillage Village
  • Format: CD, digital download
-- -- --
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References

  1. ^ "SPILLAGE VILLAGE'S J.I.D. DROPS 'DICAPRIO' EP". 2dopeboyz. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ A. Berry, Peter. "J.I.D Releases 'The Never Story' Project". XXL. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "J.I.D". MauriceGarland. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "J.I.D". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "J.I.D - Route Of All Evil LP". Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "J.I.D. surprises fans with an official version of "Para Tu."". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ Kramer, Kyle. "J.I.D. Wants You to Think Differently About Atlanta Rap and His 'DiCaprio' EP Might Help". Noisey. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ Kramer, Kyle. "This New Spillage Village EP Is About to Trigger a Worldwide Weed Shortage". Noisey. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ Starling, Lankin. "Atlanta-Based Collective Spillage Village Releases Bears Like This Too Much EP". The FADER. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ Garrett, Ural. "Who Is J.I.D? 5 Things To Know About J. Cole's New Artist". HipHopDX. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ Hernandez, Victoria. "J. Cole Signs J.I.D. To Dreamville Records". HipHopDX. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ Simmons, Ted (February 21, 2017). "J. Cole Reveals 4 Your Eyez Only World Tour Dates". XXL. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ C.M., Emmanuel. "The Break Presents: J.I.D". XXL. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ Lee, Christina. "J.I.D.: Meet the J. Cole-Signed Rapper Against 'Happy Trappers'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017. 

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