Last seen touring Australia in 2017 on J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only tour, the East Atlanta rapper J.I.D has confirmed his return this summer with one HUGE headline show at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Wednesday, February 27.
Growing up on a mix of his parents’ collection of classic funk and soul LPs, J.I.D first appeared on the Atlanta hip-hop scene with his debut EP “Dicaprio” in 2015. After a stint at Hampton University playing football, J.I.D hooked up with fellow MCs as part of the Spillage Village collective – eventually making the move to drop out of college and focus solely on music. In 2014 he set off on tour with EarthGang, Bas, and Ab-Soul – this allowed J.I.D to craft his skills, and a year later he recorded and dropped the “DiCaprio” EP, which saw him team up with a host of producers, as well as EarthGang.
Following up as a sequel to his 2015 SoundCloud EP, J.I.D’s sophomore album “Dicaprio 2” features a star-studded list of collaborators and producers, including 6LACK, A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, Ella Mai, J.Cole and even features one of the last tracks ever produced by Mac Miller – out now on J. Cole’s label, Dreamville. Bringing back the three-verse structure, the mixtape structured album is a sheer skill-display – showing off how far his songwriting skill has grown since his debut album, “The Never Story” in 2017.
Australian fans get ready – J.I.D is bringing his dexterous, fired-up flow down under once again, stopping by Melbourne for his only Australian headline show, while on tour for Perth’s recently expanded rap and bass-heavy Hidden festival.
“One of the best traditional lyricists of his generation” – Rolling Stone