Today, JID joins the illustrious NPR Tiny Desk roster to perform a live medley of fan favorite tracks and songs from his critically acclaimed third studio album, The Forever Story. Backed by a live band that includes drums, bass and horns, JID shows off his versatility by crooning on “Kody Blu 31” while mastering the rhymes and bars on “Surround Sound,” “151 Rum” and more — proving that even in a stripped back setting, JID performance ability has the power to captivate any audience.
The Forever Story is JID’s third studio album and his most personal project yet. Lauded as “ambitious” (Pitchfork) and one of the week’s best releases (NPR, Complex, Pitchfork, FADER and more), the album has been heralded as one of the year’s best rap albums. Acting as a prequel, each track on the album acts as a chapter in the origin story of JID — a collegiate football athlete turned rapper. The critically acclaimed album is a 15-track project ladened with evocative storytelling and head swiveling lyricism backed against addicting beats and sample chops; executive produced by longtime collaborator, Christo. It features a slew of special guests including rap luminaries Yasiin Bey, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage and collaborators Lil Durk, EARTHGANG, Kenny Mason, Ari Lennox and many more helping to anchor the project.