Recently featured on Spotify playlists and garnering attention with industry magazines such as XXL, it seems like 2018 may spark a new chapter of recognition for J.I.D. However, that doesn’t mean he’ll be shedding his signature flare or will soon forget his roots as part of the Spillage Village collective. He remains focused on preserving the meaningfulness of not only his lyrics but the beats that, together, create an unforgettable depth and substance to his music that has become a rare breed. In the hands of Dreamville, and label leader J. Cole, I am hopeful that he will maintain this dedication to quality music that is rich with life experiences and soul that cannot be fabricated for the sake of a hit. For me, J.I.D. serves as part of my go-to shower and homework playlists, but for some, I can see this being a daily dose of music that matters whether you’re coasting down the highway or drinking with friends on the weekend.