J.I.D.

Thursday, January 31st

Destin Choice Route was born October 31, 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia. The youngest of seven children, he adopted the moniker J.I.D from his grandmother’s nickname for him based on his “jittery” behavior. Route grew up listening to Sly and the Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire before shifting to the 1990s New York hip-hop scene and rappers such as Jay-Z, Nas and Mobb Deep. In high school, he played football as a defensive back, and also ran track. J.I.D eventually moved in with Doctur Dot and Johnny Venus from EarthGang who he met from his time in Virginia.

He is part of the musical collective Spillage Village, founded by EarthGang in 2010, with Hollywood JB, JordxnBryant, and 6LACK, among others.[ He is also signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records, where he began gaining recognition after releasing several independent projects such as Route of Evil (2012) and Para Tu (2013).

His debut album, The Never Story, was released on March 10, 2017 to critical acclaim and included the single “NEVER”. He released his second album DiCaprio 2 on November 26, 2018 to positive reviews and critical acclaim. via artist wiki

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