ACCLAIMED ATLANTA RAPPER NOW AT WORK ON SOPHOMORE ALBUM
(Santa Monica, CA) — Today marks the premiere of “151 Rum,” the new single from Atlanta rapper J.I.D Released via Dreamville/Interscope Records, “151 Rum” is available now through all digital retailers.
Listen to “151 Rum” by J.I.D here: http://smarturl.it/151Rum
Produced by Christo (EarthGang, 6lack) and Nice Rec (Wiz Khalifa, Your Old Droog), “151 Rum” is the lead single from J.I.D’s forthcoming sophomore album. With its unhinged and hypnotic production, the track flawlessly showcases his intricate wordplay and unstoppable flow.
Last year, J.I.D’s critically acclaimed The Never Story landed at #9 on Rolling Stone’s “40 Best Rap Albums of 2017” list. Noting his “alluringly raspy voice,” Rolling Stone praised J.I.D for “largely ignor[ing] the style of production that dominates his city’s hip-hop scene at the moment, reaching back instead to older sounds: live basslines, snapping drums and Rhodes-like keyboard sounds.”
Born and raised in East Atlanta, J.I.D grew up on his parents’ collection of classic funk/soul LPs, and first 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. In 2016, J.I.D teamed up with his fellow members of Spillage Village — an Atlanta rap collective featuring EarthGang, Hollywood JB, and Jordxn Bryant — and delivered an EP titled Bears Like This Too Much. Soon after signing to Dreamville, J.I.D made his major-label debut with The Never Story in March 2017.