Born and raised in East Atlanta, J.I.D has carved out his unique space in Hip Hop through raw talent and a unwavering desire for greatness. While creativity was a constant throughout J.I.D’s life, music wasn’t always his first love, as he grew up dreaming of being an athlete. While playing college football on a scholarship, JID hit a rough patch of injuries and uncertainty that would ultimately lead him to embracing music as his path forward.
"MUSIC JUST HELPED ME DECIDE ANDHELPED ME TO SHOW THAT I COULDMAKE MY OWN WAY."
"I WANT PEOPLE TO FIND CREATIVITYIN THEIR LIVES. NO MATTER WHATTHEY'RE DOING, IN ANY SITUATION."
When that time came to move in a new direction, J.I.D pulled inspiration from the influences closest to him and set out to blaze a path of his own in hip hop. Driven by a powerful work ethic, paired with obsessive writing and a love of intricate wordplay, J.I.D has established himself as a leader in a new wave of hip hop that values craft over hype and is helping to define a new sound and approach.
"AS SOON AS I LEARNED TORECORD MYSELF, TRACK IT, ANDBOUNCE IT. IT WAS OVER."