I’ve been a fan of J.I.D ever since I first heard the young ATLien on a track with EarthGang sometime last year. Since then, his DiCaprio EP – released in January – has stayed in rotation. He’s shined bright with his Spillage Village crew on their Bears Like This Too project. And he’s maintained his momentum with a couple of well-received singles.
Now, with his Para: Tu Reloaded project on the horizon, J returns with “Letters” – a somber-yet-hopeful record featuring SV-affiliate 6lack, DopeHouse favorite Pell, and Marian Mereba.
“This song came from a dark place but with a touch of optimism about things to come in the future,” he explained in an email to The FADER. “It was inspired by a combination of James Blake and Jack Daniels.”
Take a listen to Tha Officialz-produced jam below.
Dreamvilla x SpillageVillage
Later this month, J.I.D will be joining Dreamville’s Omen on select dates of his Elephant Eyes tour.
And while I’m at it, here are two bonus freestyles that J dropped that in October.