14 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the age of overnight virality, JID’s about craftsmanship and good old-fashioned hard work; on DiCaprio 2, it pays off—and then some. On his second album, the East Atlanta native raps circles around just about everybody (including his label boss, J. Cole, who impressively stepped his game up on his “Off Deez” verse) in a dense, breathless drawl that’s bound to draw comparisons to a down-South Kendrick Lamar. The guy’s got bars for days—check “Slick Talk,” a clinic in double-time wordplay that careens from fourth-grade memories to absurdist Maury impressions. But he knows how to set a mood, too, recruiting some of 2018’s best producers (Kenny Beats, ChaseTheMoney) and occasionally veering into slick, upbeat R&B. Partial credit is due to the late Mac Miller, who helped post-produce and arrange nearly every song before his tragic death; but it’s JID’s masterful rapping that makes DiCaprio 2 great.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the age of overnight virality, JID’s about craftsmanship and good old-fashioned hard work; on DiCaprio 2, it pays off—and then some. On his second album, the East Atlanta native raps circles around just about everybody (including his label boss, J. Cole, who impressively stepped his game up on his “Off Deez” verse) in a dense, breathless drawl that’s bound to draw comparisons to a down-South Kendrick Lamar. The guy’s got bars for days—check “Slick Talk,” a clinic in double-time wordplay that careens from fourth-grade memories to absurdist Maury impressions. But he knows how to set a mood, too, recruiting some of 2018’s best producers (Kenny Beats, ChaseTheMoney) and occasionally veering into slick, upbeat R&B. Partial credit is due to the late Mac Miller, who helped post-produce and arrange nearly every song before his tragic death; but it’s JID’s masterful rapping that makes DiCaprio 2 great.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Critic of video games ,

JID rocks! This album is fire! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

I never heard of J.I.D. until after this album was released. When I listened to songs from this album, I enjoyed it a lot, and now JID has become one of my favorite rappers. This man's another one of those lyrical rappers of our generation. He may not have a charted single on the Billboard or be as popular and famous as many other hip hoppers, but he's one of those gifted rap artists, unlike most "rappers" today. He is somebody you gotta listen to. If you're a fan of J. Cole, I bet you would find JID to be awesome. Anyway, JID is also signed to Dreamville Records.

Fireace08 ,

Real talent

This dude can rap! And the beats are off the hook. Very rare thing to see raw talent like this nowadays in the rap game.

purplecardinal ,

HELL YEA

I feel like when Cole will stop making music, JID will be the one to carry on his legacy

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