Atlanta’s own J.I.D released his debut solo project today called The Never Story which demonstrates Atlanta’s forgotten lyrical abilities.
2 weeks ago, J.I.D released a promo video on Dreamville’s official Youtube channel announcing that he signed to J Cole’s, Dreamville Record Label. Since then, the emcee has released a visual for his single, “Never” and a 12 track EP.
The Never Story features verses from rising artist 6LACK and fellow Spillage Village artists, EarthGang.
In a recent interview with XXL, J.I.D defends the sound of Atlanta:
“People try to discredit our city. Our city has a lot of flavors and it’s not all one type. It’s a different scene, it’s a different vibe and it’s Black people everywhere. Black people are creative as fuck; we are a different type of people. So Atlanta having all these qualities, they emphasize one side of it, the trap, and the flashiness. It has been and it’s people there who can do it and I just want to be on the forefront of that and this is what I came here to do.”