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The Never Story is the debut studio album by American rapper JID. It was released on March 10, 2017, by Dreamville Records, Spillage Village and Interscope Records.[1] The Never Story was supported by four official singles; "Never", "D/vision", "Hereditary" and "EdEddnEddy". The album received generally positive reviews from critics and debuted at number 197 on the US Billboard 200. J.I.D's lyrics details a narrative on his upbringing in East Atlanta.


On February 24, the first single "Never" was released.[2] On March 6, the second single, "D/vision" was released, and the tracklist for the album was revealed. The album features guest appearances from EarthGang, 6LACK, and Mereba, with production coming from J. Cole, Hollywood JB, Frank Dukes, Childish Major, Christo, Sean McVerry, Latrell James, OZ the Additive, Tha Officialz, SMKA, and The Imaginary Kids. [3]

Singles and promotion

On February 20, 2017, the same day of announcing the signing to Dreamville, the album's first single "Never" was released. On March 6, after revealing the tracklist, he also released "D/vision" as the second single, with the music video released on August 17.[3][4] On September 27, the music video for "Hereditary" was released as the third single.[5] On February 7, 2018, the album's fourth single, "EdEddnEddy", accompanied by an animated music video was released.[6] J.I.D also toured the album on his "Never Had Shit" tour with EARTHGANG, Chaz French, and Lute.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores

The Never Story received very positive reviews. Scott Glausher of HipHopDX said "If there is one hypothesis that J.I.D wants you to walk away with after bumping The Never Story, it's the notion that he can rap well. We all know southern lyricists do in fact exist, but in today's mumble game, it's refreshing to have him remind us with 12 tracks of crafty lyrics and crisp beats."[8] XXL said "J.I.D possesses the lyrical capability and knack for songwriting that could one day put him in a similar space as the 4 Your Eyez Only creator (J. Cole). Announcing his signing with Dreamville in February, the Spillage Village member wasted no time finding his footing, unleashing his The Never Story project just a month later, a collection of songs that validates the hype and makes for a glowing first impression of all that J.I.D has to offer."[9] Reviewing the album for AllMusic, Paul Simpson claimed that "It's obvious that J.I.D isn't trying to emulate anyone else in the Atlanta rap scene. Instead of bass-heavy trap beats, his backing tracks are more organic-sounding and veer closer to smoky neo-soul, as he switches between swift rapping and romantic crooning."[7]


Rolling Stone

Track listing

1."Doo Wop"
Sean McVerry1:15
  • Route
  • Latrell Boyd
  • Brandon Coleman
  • Latrell James
  • OZ the Additive
  • Route
  • John Welch
  • Marcus Randle
Hollywood JB2:20
5."D/vision" (featuring EarthGang)
  • Route
  • Welch
  • Randle
  • Bryant
  • Vincent Jenkins Jr.
  • Tha Officialz
  • Childish Major[a]
7."All Bad" (featuring Mereba)
  • Route
  • Welch
9."8701" (featuring 6LACK)Childish Major1:51
  • Route
  • Welch
  • Bruce Swedien
  • Richard Boyell
  • Joel Georges
  • The Imaginary Kids
  • Christo[a]
  • Route
  • Welch
  • Cole
  • J. Cole
  • Christo[a]
Total length:39:51


  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer.
  • ^[b] signifies an uncredited producer.
  • "Never" and "Lauder" are stylized in capital letters.
  • "EdEddnEddy" pays tribute to the Cartoon Network show of the same name, by drawing parallels between the show's trio and his adolescent friends.
  • "8701" is a reference to fellow Atlanta artist Usher's third studio album, 8701.

Sample credits

  • "Doo Wop" contains interpolations of "Every Nigger is a Star", written and performed by Boris Gardiner.
  • "EdEddnEddy" contains a sample from "Oblighetto", as performed by Jack McDuff.
  • "D/vision” contains a sample from “Mean Mistreater” performed by The Bar Kays.
  • "Hoodbooger" contains elements from "Slightly All The Time", as performed by Soft Machine.
  • "Somebody" contains elements from "Time", as performed by Ju-Par Universal Orchestra.
  • "All Bad" contains elements from "Parts on Parts" performed by Frank Dukes.



Chart (2018)Peak
US Billboard 200[13]197
US Heatseeker Albums[14]14


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Destin Choice Route (born October 31, 1990), better known by his stage name JID (also stylized J.I.D), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is a part of the musical collective Spillage Village, founded by EarthGang in 2010.[2] He signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records, an imprint of Interscope Records in 2017. He is also a member of the hip hop supergroup Zoink Gang, with Smino, Buddy, and Guapdad 4000.[3] His fluent rapping style and usage of wordplay has been highly acclaimed by several music critics.

JID began gaining recognition after releasing several independent projects such as Route of Evil (2012), Para Tu (2013) and DiCaprio (2015). His debut studio album, The Never Story, was released in 2017 to critical praise and included the single "Never".[4][5] His second album, DiCaprio 2 (2018) contained the singles "151 Rum" and "Off Deez" (with J. Cole), receiving continued critical acclaim.[6][7] In 2021, he released the single "Enemy" with pop rock band Imagine Dragons, which became his highest charting and most popular single to date, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. His third album, The Forever Story (2022) received further acclaim and remains his highest charting project as it peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200.

Early life

Destin Choice Route was born October 31, 1990, in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were Carl Louis Route Jr. and Kathy Jean Route.[8][9] The youngest of seven children, he adopted the moniker JID from his grandmother's nickname for him based on his "jittery" behavior.[10] Route grew up listening to Sly and the Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire before shifting to the 1990s New York hip-hop scene and rappers such as Jay-Z, Nas and Mobb Deep. He attended Stephenson High School, where he played football as a defensive back.[11][8] During his senior year he dislocated his hip.[12] He later accepted a full athletic scholarship to play NCAA Division I football at Hampton University, Route was redshirted his first year of eligibility and then played two seasons before he was kicked from the team for skipping practices.[13][14][15] Route eventually moved in with Doctur Dot and Johnny Venus, a popular rap duo with the stage name EarthGang who he met while at school in Virginia.[16]

Musical career

2010–2016: Career beginnings

JID released his first mixtape Cakewalk on May 18, 2010. Earlier that year, he formed Spillage Village with EarthGang, Hollywood JB, and Jordxn Bryant.[2] He released his second mixtape, Cakewalk 2 on June 29, 2011. He released his third mixtape, Route of All Evil on June 25, 2012, with guest features from relatively unheard artists EarthGang and Stillz. JID funded his music career with jobs at call centers and delivering pizza before he started to get booked for local live shows.[17][18] On October 22, 2013, his next mixtape was released titled Para Tu. The mixtape was later re-released on December 29, 2017.[19][20][21]

In 2014, he opened up with EarthGang and Bas on Ab-Soul's These Days Tour following the release of Spillage Village's first collaboration project, Bears Like This. On January 26, 2015, he released his first extended play DiCaprio EP.[22] On July 6, Spillage Village released their second collaboration project Bears Like This Too.[23] He also toured with Omen on the Elephant Eyes Tour and Bas on the Too High to Riot Tour. On December 2, 2016, Spillage Village released Bears Like This Too Much with features from J. Cole and Bas, and production from Mac Miller, Ducko Mcfli, Childish Major and J. Cole among others.[24]

2017: The Never Story

JID performing in 2017

On February 20, 2017, it was announced that he had signed to J. Cole's Dreamville label, first releasing the single "Never". The full-length album, The Never Story was released on March 10, 2017. The album includes guest features from EarthGang, 6LACK, and Mereba, and production from J. Cole, Hollywood JB, Christo and Childish Major, among others.[25][26] He later released three more music videos from the album: "D/vision", "Hereditary", and "EdEddnEddy".

He was also an opening act on the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour in 2017 in the North American and European legs.[27] On October 10, JID appeared alongside rappers Cozz, Kodie Shane and Ali Tomineek in a cypher at the BET Hip Hop Awards.[28] In November 2017, JID co-headlined in his Never Had Shit Tour with EarthGang, and guests Lute, Chaz French, and Mereba. It included 15 dates in North America, and continued in 2018, with 19 dates in Europe.[29] On December 13, JID appeared on a remix with Foster The People and Saba called "Pay The Man".[30]

2018–2020: DiCaprio 2

In June 2018, he was featured on the cover of XXL's 2018 Freshman Class.[31] In July, he was featured on Denzel Curry's "Sirens" from Ta13oo, and was announced he would go on tour with Mac Miller and Thundercat. However, the tour has since been cancelled due to the passing of Mac Miller.[32] The first single for his second album was released on September 18, titled "151 Rum".[33] On October 3, 2018, JID premiered the song "Working Out" on A COLORS SHOW.[34] On his birthday, his second album DiCaprio 2 was announced for a release date of November 26, 2018, and revealed the tracklist soon after.[35] The album's second official single, "Off Deez" featuring J. Cole, was released on November 6.[36] Other collaborators on the album include A$AP Ferg, 6LACK, Ella Mai, BJ the Chicago Kid, Method Man and Joey Bada$$, with production mainly coming from his in-house team of Christo, Hollywood JB, J. Cole and Elite, among others.[37]

DiCaprio 2 was released on November 26, 2018, to positive reviews and critical acclaim.[38][39] JID announced the first leg of his headlining Catch Me If You Can tour, which included 34 dates, beginning in January 2019.[40] The supporting acts were revealed to be Reason, Hardo, and Lou The Human. On February 9, JID's show in Ithaca, New York was shut down by the police due to a visible crack forming in the ceiling underneath the venue where the concert was held.[41] On February 12, 2019, JID announced the second leg of his Catch Me If You Can tour. The tour did include 26 dates that started in May, and featured supporting acts Saba, Deante' Hitchcock, and Mereba. [42]

In 2019, JID was part of the Dreamville compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers III. The singles "Down Bad" and "Costa Rica" were certified gold by the RIAA.[43] In 2020, as part of Spillage Village, he was featured on the singles "End of Daze" and "Baptize", for their fourth collective album Spilligion.[44][45]

2021–present: The Forever Story and Metro Boomin collaborative album

JID was featured on Doja Cat's song "Options", included on her Grammy-nominated third album, Planet Her.[46] He later collaborated with Imagine Dragons on the mega-hit[47] "Enemy"; it peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100,[48] becoming his highest charting song.[49]

JID teased his third album, The Forever Story, throughout 2021.[47] The first and lead single from the album, "Surround Sound" featuring 21 Savage and Baby Tate, was released on January 14, 2022.[50] On March 31, he appeared on the Dreamville compilation D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape, on the songs "Stick" and "Barry From Simpson".[51] On August 9, JID released the second single from The Forever Story, titled "Dance Now", with Kenny Mason.[52]

The Forever Story was released on August 26, 2022, including guest appearances from Kenny Mason, EarthGang, 21 Savage, Baby Tate, Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, Yasiin Bey, Lil Wayne, Johntá Austin, Ravyn Lenae and Eryn Allen Kane.[53]

On September 8, 2022, JID performed an NPR Tiny Desk Concert.[54]

On March 28, 2023, American record producer Metro Boomin posted a picture on Twitter that had JID and Metro Boomin in a studio working on music, with the caption "Got a lot of new music coming but when me and @JIDsv drop" JID then would later confirm that he and Metro are working on a collaborative album.[citation needed]

On September 1, 2023, JID released his third EP titled "Blakkboyz present Half Doin Dope/Van Gogh", featuring Lil Yachty and BabyTron.[55]

On October 13, 2023, JID was featured on Westside Gunn's song "Mamas PrimeTime," along with Conway the Machine off of Gunn's fifth studio album And Then You Pray for Me.



Growing up, JID's first connection with music was through his parents' collection of classic funk and soul LPs.[56] He names Lil Wayne, Sly and the Family Stone, D'Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, boom bap, Jay-Z, Earl Sweatshirt and Little Dragon as his biggest influences.

He has also expressed admiration for fellow Atlanta natives OutKast, Goodie Mob, Gucci Mane and T.I and names them as great influences.[57][citation needed]


Studio albums

Collaborative albums



  • Never Had Shit Tour (with EarthGang) (2017–18)
  • Catch Me If You Can Tour (2019)
  • Luv Is 4ever Tour (with Smino) (2023)


Awards and nominations

2020Grammy AwardsBest Rap Performance"Down Bad" (with J. Cole, Bas, EarthGang and Young Nudy)Nominated[58]
Best Rap AlbumRevenge of the Dreamers IIINominated
2022Album of the YearPlanet Her (Deluxe) (as a featured artist)Nominated


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