Dreamville’s J.I.D. Is Making Introductions While Saying Bye To The Competition (Audio)
J.I.D. is the latest bubbling MC on J. Cole’s Dreamville roster. The Atlanta, Georgia native dropped a monster of a solo debut with this spring’s The Never Story (among AFH‘s best of ’17, so far). Of the Spillage Village crew, J.I.D. keeps a low profile, and has not relied on features to kick in the industry door. Instead, it’s been about barrages of bars and clinics in flow.
“Hasta Luego” is a reported holdover from The Never Story sessions. Certainly, the Wondagurl and CuBeatz-produced song packs the punch for the Interscope-backed LP. The title translates to “bye” as J.I.D. bids adieu to anybody thinking that they may be able to occupy his lane. The song also addresses a time in the artist’s life wen he had to get out of East ATL. He recalls the pressures, angst, and poverty around him.
Further along, J.I.D. raps about honor, loyalty, and faith.