14 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Covering a stretch spanning Delaware all the way down through Virginia, the DMV movement in hip-hop has a strong representative in IDK. After the Maryland rapper’s profile grew considerably via 2018’s IDK & FRIENDS :) project, an EP of collaboration with the likes of Denzel Curry and Wale, his major-label full-length debut provides more space for him to thrive on his own. Contemplative and candid throughout, he vigorously debunks religious dogma on “European Skies” and speaks bluntly on the harsh realities of neighborhood life on “42 Hundred Choices.” When IDK opts to bring in guests, as with J.I.D and Pusha T on the bassbin-rattling badassery of “Porno,” the results only bolster his bona fides.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Covering a stretch spanning Delaware all the way down through Virginia, the DMV movement in hip-hop has a strong representative in IDK. After the Maryland rapper’s profile grew considerably via 2018’s IDK & FRIENDS :) project, an EP of collaboration with the likes of Denzel Curry and Wale, his major-label full-length debut provides more space for him to thrive on his own. Contemplative and candid throughout, he vigorously debunks religious dogma on “European Skies” and speaks bluntly on the harsh realities of neighborhood life on “42 Hundred Choices.” When IDK opts to bring in guests, as with J.I.D and Pusha T on the bassbin-rattling badassery of “Porno,” the results only bolster his bona fides.

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