J.I.D. Talks Upcoming Project With No I.D. And Nearly Signing To Quality Control
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) As music outlets begin compiling their "Best Albums Of The Year" lists, pundits may want to revisit J.I.D's DiCaprio 2. The LP just arrived on November 26, but J.I.D is already discussing his next project.
The East Atlanta-raised rapper recently spoke to Nadeska Alexis at Beats 1 on Apple Music. J.I.D shared a few details about the follow-up to DiCaprio 2. He will be teaming with the producer closely attached to Common's Resurrection, Nas' Life Is Good, and Jay-Z's 4:44.
"I'm going to come back with some more stuff. I'm doing a lot of touring off this project, but it's a lot more stuff coming out from my side," revealed the Spillage Village member. "Then, I'm doing this project with No I.D. It's cooked. It's crazy. It's like the conceptual project I was talking about. Everybody's cooked. It's amazing."
DiCaprio 2 joined J. Cole's chart-topping album KOD as one of the critically-acclaimed efforts released via Dreamville Records in 2018. The label almost missed out on J.I.D as a signee. He apparently thought about inking a deal with his hometown's hit factory Quality Control Music.
"No, I was not sure. I was down. When Cole reached out and was like, 'Yo, just hold off for a second,' I was not for it. I was like, 'Bro, this is now. I can eat,'" recalled the 28-year-old spitter. "And I was a huge fan of [QC co-founder] Coach K, because he's an Atlanta legend. And everybody he works with, is all quality. So I was all for it. Me waiting was me being patient... which was the smart thing to do."
J.I.D continued, "In the moment, I was mad at my managers. I was like, 'Yo, I'm not dealing with this. I need to eat.' That's what it was. I wasn't living. I was living so below the poverty line. It worked out perfectly."