Born and raised in East Atlanta, J.I.D grew up on his parents’ collection of classic funk/soul LPs, and broke onto the scene with his 2015 EP, “DiCaprio”, where he mixed low-key, strolling over jazz and soul sampling beats. The EP saw him collaborating with hip-hop duo EarthGang, whom he’d previously joined on tour. In 2016, J.I.D teamed up with his fellow members of Spillage Village (rap collective featuring 6lack, EarthGang), and delivered series of mixtapes. Soon after signing to J. Cole’s label “Dreamville”, J.I.D made his major-label debut with the “DiCaprio 2” that received critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR and more.