J.I.D & Smino
January 28, 2023 @ 8:00 PM PST
Born and raised in East Atlanta, Grammy nominated JID grew up on his parents’ collection of classic funk/soul LPs, and broke onto the scene with his 2015 EP, DiCaprio. The EP saw him collaborating with hip-hop duo EARTHGANG, whom he’d previously joined on a 2014 tour also including Bas and Ab-Soul. This is where he was spotted by J.Cole who promptly signed JID to his Interscope Records venture, Dreamville Records. Soonafter signing to Dreamville, JID made his major-label debut with the widely celebrated The Never Story(2017) which was quickly followed by the critically acclaimed albumDiCaprio 2(2018).