Listen To Two New Singles From J. Cole’s Forthcoming Dreamville Compilation Album

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J. Cole’s Dreamville collective are gearing up to release their third compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, featuring contributions from Dreamville artists J. Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ari Lennox, EARTHGANG, and J.I.D. Today, they share the first two singles from the forthcoming LP. “Down Bad” counts verses from Cole, J.I.D, Bas, EARTHGANG, and … More »

Bas – “Fried Rice” (Feat. J.I.D)

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Bas-Fried-RiceLast year, the young Atlanta speed-rapper J.I.D, maybe the most exciting artist on J. Cole’s Dreamville label, released his DiCaprio 2 mixtape. It was great. Earlier this year, J.I.D participated in the all-star sessions for Cole’s mysterious Revenge Of The Dreamers III project. We’re just now starting to hear some of the music … More »

J.I.D – “Off Da Zoinkys” Video (Feat. Ansel Elgort)

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Ansel ElgortThe young Atlanta rapper J.I.D impressed a whole lot of people — including us — with last year’s DiCaprio 2, an LP-length display of twisty fast-rap virtuosity that we named one of the best rap albums of 2018. And now, he’s coming through with a music video for the DiCaprio 2 … More »

Watch J.I.D, Thundercat, & BJ The Chicago Kid Pay Tribute To Mac Miller On The Tonight Show

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J.I.D-on-FallonBefore his death in September, Mac Miller was planning a big fall tour with two opening acts: spaced-out bass whiz Thundercat and Atlanta rap phenom J.I.D. That would’ve been a hell of a show. And now we have a slightly better idea of how great that show would’ve been, as those two opening … More »

Album Of The Week: J.I.D DiCaprio 2

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JID-DiCaprio-2Imagine how it must feel to be really, truly great at something, at anything. Imagine operating at such a high level that what you’re doing becomes its own sort of momentum, where your talent almost operates independent of you. Imagine feeling like you’re just sort of watching yourself from the outside while something else takes … More »

Stream J.I.D’s Amazing New Album DiCaprio 2

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JID-DiCaprio-2As a pure bar-for-bar rapper, Atlanta’s J.I.D is one of the greatest talents we’ve got. J.I.D raps in a mad tumble of syllables, everything somehow landing on-beat and, once your brain actually catches up to everything he’s saying, making some trenchant personal insights. He’s a literary runaway train, a rare talent operating at a ridiculously … More »

Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs Make Sense Together

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Currensy-and-Freddie-Gibbs-FettiCurren$y and Freddie Gibbs had it figured out before almost everyone else. Near the beginning of this decade, when the rap landscape completely and irrevocably changed, both of them were right there. Both of them figured things out on their own. They saw rap music becoming a decentered system, a fractured landscape that no longer … More »

J.I.D – “Off Deez” (Feat. J. Cole)

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JID-DiCaprio-2J.I.D, at Atlanta rapper who just turned 28 last week, can rap. He can rap his ass off. He can rap circles around just about anyone else working right now. And if you want to hear some evidence of that, J.I.D has some for you this morning. More »

Livestream Mac Miller Tribute Concert With Travis Scott, SZA, Vince Staples & More

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It’s been nearly two months since Mac Miller passed away of an overdose at 26. Tonight, he’ll be memorialized with a tribute concert at the Greek Theatre in LA, which will feature many of Miller’s friends and collaborators including Chance The Rapper, Vince Staples, Travis Scott, SZA, Ty Dolla Sign, Action … More »

Mac Miller Tribute In LA On Halloween Features John Mayer, Chance The Rapper, Travis Scott, & Many More

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Mac MillerMac Miller died of an apparent overdose last month at the tragically young age of 26. And on Halloween, his family and friends are coming together to honor his life and legacy with a star-studded tribute concert in Los Angeles called Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life. Chance The Rapper, Anderson … More »