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Watch Nardwuar interview J.I.D

Nardwuar is a legend and is a milestone that many artists strive to be interviewed by, and while he was at SXSW in Austin, Texas this past week he got to chop it up with Dreamville’s own J.I.D! You will find Nardwuar asking him plenty of witty questions about topics such as Little Dragon, Earth Gang, people from his past, when he played football back in school, Leonardo Dicaprio, being a fan of Goodie Mob, his uncle being a huge writer, being inspired by Eminem back in the day and more! Check out this brand new interview below. If you missed our featured article “Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight” that featured Nardwuar, check it out here!

Outside – [Jurdan Bryant]

Thanks to the Dreamville-association, a DJ Khaled placement, and the meteoric rise of J.I.D. and EarthGang, Spillage Villiage has become a powerful force rich with young talent. With “Outside,”  it’s it’s Jurdan Bryant’s turn to showcase the next level creativity and approach that makes SV so special. I love Bryant’s demonstrative approach. More methodical and resonant, his voice really echoes out atop whatever he chooses to rap over; here, it’s a bass-driven boom-bap effort produced by Nicky Quinn and Spillage Villiage producer (and Bryant’s brother) Hollywood JB. The minimalist beat, combined with Bryant’s stalwart flow is the perfect vehicle for the stark, unflinching look into life “Outside” in Bryant’s hometown, Baltimore. Bringing the vivid imagery to life, “Outside” comes equipped with a powerful short film directed by Austin-Taylor Richburg (who also played bass on the effort) and Alonzo Hellerbach. From top to bottom, “Outside” is a striking, can’t miss piece of art.

Gong Xi Fa Cai – [Higher Brothers]

This week marked the start of the Year of the Pig. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, it felt fitting to bring you some international hip-hop courtesy of the Chinese group, Higher Brothers. On their latest effort, “Gong Ci Fa Cai” the four-man collective takes inspiration from Atlanta, grabbing the ATL based producer Richie Souf who cooks up a string-centered trap beat. MaSiWei, DZKnow, Psy.P, Melo take turns flexing atop the beat with varied yet equally energetic flows. Unless you speak you speak Chinese, you probably won’t be able to understand everything but it doesn’t stop you from feeling the energy; it’s actually kind of a cool experience because it allows you to focus strictly on the flows and mood. Often, we get caught up in our own bubbles and regions, so it’s great to take a step outside and look at hip-hop from around the world. It’s crazy to see how in such a short time, hip-hop has become a global phenomenon and connects with people of all rages, ages, and nationalities. The 88Rising-presented group is to drop their star-studded Five Stars album on February 22, which will feature, ScHoolboy Q, Rich Brian, J.I.D., Soulja Boy, Denzel Curry, and more! Watch …

Off Deez – [J.I.D.] ft. [J. Cole]

Fresh off of the release of his highly-anticipated new album, DiCaprio 2, J.I.D. is at the top of rap headlines right now, as his latest full-length effort will certainly claim a spot in the best projects of 2018. Today, the Dreamville signee is back to keep the wins coming, this time dropping off a brand new visual for DiCaprio 2-standout, “Off Deez”, alongside J. Cole. Directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s own, Cole Bennett, this video finds each of the two rappers in a world of ominous color that perfectly fits their flamethrowing flows and undeniable chemistry. The world of creative animation from Bennett only adds to the excitement of this release, and needless to say, it’s one my favorite visuals to come out in recent months, even featuring a quick cameo from Joey Bada$$. Watch the new video for  “Off Deez” below and if you haven’t already, check out DiCaprio 2 here!

Off Deez – [J.I.D] ft [J. Cole]

Dreamville’s J.I.D gave us without a doubt one of the hottest projects of 2018 with the release of “DiCaprio 2,” which included his hit single “Off Deez.” The song features J. Cole and is given a new life today as the duo teams up with Lyrical’s very own Cole Bennett for a mind boggling visual. J.I.D and J. Cole flow effortlessly over the ChaseTheMoney produced beat as Cole gives the video a dark image with vibrant animations. Be sure to check out the new visual below and to come see J.I.D live at our Christmas show December 22nd!

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December 22th 2018 in Chicago Lyrical Lemonade Presents: Ski Mask The Slump God & J.I.D With Femdot & Phree Jasiah TICKETS HERE! —

DiCaprio 2 – [J.I.D]

J.I.D has been a favorite at Lyrical Lemonade for quite some time now, and he just blessed us with his brand new album titled “DiCaprio 2”. There is a total of fourteen (if you count the bonus) new tracks provided on this project and after streaming through this tape a few times through I was extremely impressive with the final product. There was plenty of moments while listening to this project that I just closed my eyes and got lost in J.I.D’s hypnotic and at often times overwhelming (in a good way) verses, plus all of the skits provided made it feel more like a good movie and not just a good album. J.I.D was undoubtedly the shining factor here but the features on this project made it that much better thanks to the likes of A$AP Ferg, J. Cole, 6LACK, Ella Mai, BJ The Chicago Kid, Method Man and last but not least, Joey Bada$$.  Stream this brand new album below and if you like it be sure to give J.I.D a follow on Twitter here!

Watch J.I.D’s New Album Trailer for DiCaprio 2

The anticipation for DiCaprio 2, J.I.D’s upcoming follow up to his DiCaprio series is growing to outrageous heights. The Dreamville MC has released two singles from the upcoming album, “Off Deez” featuring J. Cole and “151 Rum.” The latter of the two singles, “151 Rum,” is used as the soundtrack to new trailer from J.I.D specifically, the gritty set of synths and bass that start the track. Sticking true to the theme of the album, J.I.D recreates various scenes from the Oscar winners highly acclaimed films. J.I.D talks on the brief role of DiCaprio in Inception, The Revenant, Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic and Aviator. As if we weren’t anxious enough, J.I.D’s new album trailer manages to raise our anxiety in preparation for the new album set to release this Friday, November 26. Watch the new album trailer below for DiCaprio 2 and tell us what you think and how excited you are for the J.I.D’s highly anticipated follow up!

Off Deez – [J.I.D] x [J. Cole]

J.I.D is a favorite here at Lyrical Lemonade and so is Dreamville leader J. Cole, so when I saw that they hooked up on a new track I stopped everything I was doing & gave it my upmost attention. As if this record couldn’t look any more appetizing the ChaseTheMoney production credit guaranteed that it was going to be a hit, but after listening to this one several times through I was truly stunned at just how well it turned out, it exceeded my already high standing expectations. To hear any artist out spit like this is just something you don’t see everyday, the way that they switched the pace of their flows back and forth throughout this track was very impressive, furthermore solidifying both of them as top tier emcees in the game. Stream this brand new offering below and if you like it be sure to follow J.I.D on Spotify & get in tune with his movement, I am sure this is not the last time we will hear about this song.

151 Rum – [J.I.D]

Since signing to Dreamville and dropping his breakthrough project ‘The Never Story’ just last year, J.I.D’s come-up in the rap game has been no small feat. Stakes are high for the for the 27-year-old rapper as he preps to drop his next mixtape, ‘DiCaprio 2’, and J.I.D gave listeners a peek of what to expect with a new single titled “151 Rum” today. Over a menacing beat held down by an eerie vocal sample that gives the whole track an ominous vibe, J.I.D fills every bar with masterful wordplay and surgical precision in his rhyme schemes. Whether he’s repping his East Atlanta home or asserting his legitimacy as a killer emcee, he comes off as laser-focused and in his element. Mind moving at a million miles per hour, J.I.D doesn’t make it easy for a listener to keep up with his thought process, but he does give you something to turn up to regardless. As he was reportedly set to open for Mac Miller, who also worked on the production for this project, ‘DiCaprio 2’ is shaping up to be a special release from the talented lyricist, and one you won’t want to miss out on when it drops.