Until J.I.D drops The Forever Story album, fans will have to settle for his new “Surround Sound” video. When the year started, the Dreamville rapper promised new music and he delivered.
The video “Surround Sound,” directed by Mac Grant and Chad Tennies, features fellow Georgia natives 21 Savage and Baby Tate and it shows all three artist performing in a garage.
The video begins with J.I.D jumping inside an empty old school car and once the engine starts, the party begins. The inside of the car all of is all of a sudden filled people and has the music blasting.
Beside turning up in the whip, J.I.D turn up with a few ladies whiles he’s rapping as well. 21 follows up by rapping his verse standing next to J.I.D and Baby Tate sings her vocals while laying on top of the car.
After Baby Tate’s verse, the “Surround Sound” transitions into part two of the video. Mac Grant and Chad Tennies shot the second part in black and white, and J.I.D is just spitting bars all throughout a weird looking house.
Again, although J.I.D is yet to drop is highly-anticipated The Forever Story album, we can still expect a lot from the Dreamville artist this year. He recently announced that he’s be performing at the 2022 Coachella music festival, now we new music. Watch his “Surround Sound.” video below.
Add J.I.D.’s name to the list of rappers who are dropping new music at the end of the week. Yesterday the Atlanta artist announced that his new single, “Surround Sound” featuring 21 Savage and Baby Tate will be here on Friday.
He took it to Twitter to break the news with a 45-second video clip the “Surround Sound” preview.
The Dreamville hot spitter is building off his recent success with his collaboration with Imagine Dragon. Imagine Dragon’s song “Enemy” featuring J.I.D. is the theme song for the popular Netfilx series Arcane and is No.1 on Billboard’s Top TV Songs charts.
Prior to announcing his new sing “Surround Sound,” Conway The Machine featured him on “Scatter Brain.”
Fans are still waiting for J.I.D. to drop his Forever Story album, maybe “Surround Sound” will be the leading single.
Denzel Curry and Red Bull announced the next edition of Red Bull Zeltron World Wide, which will happen in Miami on Saturday, January 18. The Miami edition of the battle will see Curry go head-to-head with Atlanta rapper J.I.D. over the course of five rounds.
The four-part series is inspired by wrestling, bringing rappers inside the ring to battle with each other in a showcase of lyricism and showmanship. The edition will be a homecoming for Curry, following the last one in Atlanta.
Red Bull has celebrated music for 20 years and has worked to be a creative mind within the effort.
In footage doing the rounds on social media, the Canadian hip-hop star can been seen pleading with the audience: “Like I said, I’m here for you,” and, “If you want me to keep going, I’ll keep going.” He was met with a cacophony of boos and “nos”, which results in him exiting stage left. “It’s been love. I go by the name of Drake, thank you for having me,” he says as he walks off, reportedly ending his set 20 minutes early. Harsh. (Billboard)
Apparently, fans were hoping that Frank Ocean would be the surprise guest, and when Drake showed up and tried to perform he quite literally got booed off the stage and left. But not before pleading with the audience to give him a chance. “I’m here for you tonight. If you want to keep going tonight, I will keep going,” he said while audience members screamed “Noooooo” and “Booooo.” (Cosmopolitan)
This past weekend the entire Hip-Hop community flocked to Miami for the 2019 Rolling Loud Festival. After all the performances from the Friday slate of artists were complete it was time to play and Republic Records had the best place to pull up.
Republic, in partnership with SPLICE, took over Dream South Beach to celebrate their artists that made Rolling Loud the signature Hip-Hop festival it has become. In attendance at After Dark Swim Republic Records At Dream South Beach were Kash Doll, J.I.D., Trippie Redd, Coi Leray, Uno The Activist and more.
Check out images from the star-studded party below.
“This world will take your dream from you quick if you don’t stay locked in,” Boogie says on a cold day in Lower Manhattan. He is referring to a lesson intended for his young son, but it comes from personal experience. For five years, the Compton representative has been persistently pushing the line with his art. The MC and singer who used a student loan to purchase recording equipment has transcended from reaching out to blogs for posts to signing with Shady Records and going bar-for-bar with Eminem. In 2019, his dream seems to be manifesting in real-time. Boogie has already released one of 2019’s best albums so far in the form of Everything’s For Sale. It marks the Compton, California representative’s first drop with Eminem’s label and his first time on the charts. Twenty-nine-year-old Anthony Dixson is a different kind of act on the Shady roster. Although a cutting lyricist, Boogie’s music also offers melodic deliveries in many places. His sound and style pull from the church and Southern California’s gangland, in a cohesive way. On the microphone, Boogie shuns the cheap maneuvers so many rappers seem to rely on. He speaks his mind, confronts aspects of his personal life, and makes no bones about wishing to be remembered as a great. Although the presentation is quite different, the approach is not unlike that of Marshall Mathers some 20 years ago. Boogie Disrespects Eminem In The Most Respectful Way In His New Video
In speaking with AFH TV, Boogie unpacks the messages found on Everything’s For Sale. Along the way, he discusses his career, and his views about parenthood as well as love. He also details an emphasis on writing the kinds of songs that not only make him so easy to listen to, but someone that is relatable to so many. Before joining Shady in 2017, Boogie existed without the kind of cosigns that many emerging artists seem to seek and rely on. While he admits that he no longer cares, the MC notes, “It was irritating at a point for me, ’cause I felt like I was working so hard but was getting ignored. But I’m realizing that confirmation from another rapper or another man, period, that don’t define success. That’s just some stuff that was all just in my head. So now I don’t need they cosign, ’cause they’re competition at the end of the day.” By 2016, veterans and peers took notice. Boogie appeared on songs and projects by hometown heroes such as The Game, DJ Quik & Problem, as well as fellow sensation Buddy.< Boogie & J.I.D. Reject Industry Gimmicks In Favor Of Real Rap Now, Boogie’s latest single, “Rainy Days,” features Eminem’s first music of 2019. Asked how Shady’s founder discovered his music, Boogie says, “I have no idea.” Like Yelawolf, he was an Interscope Records act before inking with Shady. The label distributed some of Boogie’s prior releases including 2016’s Thirst 48 Part II. “I think [Eminem’s] manager, Paul [Rosenberg] got wind of me, maybe from the ‘Ni**a Needs’ video, ’cause Rihanna posted [it on Instagram]. I’m just guessin’; I have no idea. I just got a call one day that Em was interested. Then I was in Detroit like a day or two later.” Ahead of the 2017 Shady display for the BET Hip Hop Awards, Boogie showcased his skills alongside Conway The Machine and Benny The Butcher, following Eminem’s blockbuster political freestyle. Royce 5’9, who later put Boogie on 2018’s “Dumb,” watched in the background.
On “Rainy Days,” Boogie begins his verse: “So word to my idols and word to the GOATs / I ain’t sayin’ I like ’em, I’d kill all them ni**as, and wear ’em as coats.” He reflects on those bars. “At the end of the day, I’m not tryin’ to be nobody’s little homie. That’s just me tellin’ y’all I’m on your head; you can get the same sh*t that everybody else gettin’.” AFH TV asks Boogie about the lyrics’ context, given the collaboration. “Yeah, he changed my life; he put me in front of 80,000 people. I’m signed to him; that’s the big dog. He’s one of the greatest rappers of all time, if not the greatest. But my purpose in life isn’t to be second to nobody at the end of the day; my purpose is to be bigger than Eminem, bigger than anybody else who wants to step in my way.” Moments later, Boogie acknowledges that JAY-Z is his favorite MC. In addition to the “Renegade” MCs, he says he considers J. Cole, Tupac, and Kendrick Lamar to also be in that elite class.
Boogie Shows Why Eminem Signed Him With An Off The Top Freestyle (Video) In terms of Hip-Hop, Boogie also provides his definition for “Real Rap,” a term that can mean different things to different people. “[It means] honesty, emotions, and just not trying to avoid the fact that you’re human and you’ve got real feelings. That’s what it means to me.” In looking at his evolution as an MC, Boogie notes, “I think sometimes I just need to learn how to come off more subtle. I think if I want people to be open to what I’m saying I need to not be so aggressive when I’m doin’ it.” For an artist who regularly bemoans personas “on social,” he later admits he had to learn to put himself on display. “If you want to have change in the world and more impact, when you show people that you’re just like them, it’s easier for them to accept it so people know that I go through sh*t too.” While Boogie reps Compton, he was born in Los Angeles and raised in Long Beach. During adolescence, his mother got him involved with a church in the Hub City. While the move was intended to clean up his act, it became a pivot to the streets. “The church is the reason I started gang-banging. I wouldn’t have been in Compton in the first place if it wasn’t for this church, ’cause I wasn’t born in Compton,” he says. On his 2019 album’s artwork, Boogie is dressed in a red suit, carrying a casket outside of the church with red doors. “Everybody from that church just happened to be from this neighborhood. So after church, I was always in Compton streets. Just transitioning to that it was a super easy transition. The crazy thing about Compton, church and gang-banging, they go hand-in-hand. I don’t know why. It’s a dark thing though.” Like past collaborators Quik and Game, that affiliation also sticks with artists for life. Kendrick Lamar Details What Saved Him From The Streets Of Compton After becoming integrated with the CPT streets, Boogie’s musical direction changed from Gospel Rap to songs covering all aspects of his life. “I had to tell what I was really goin’ through in life. [I was not] just goin’ through Christian wars. I was really goin’ through street battles, and you can’t really talk about that in church. I had to talk about what I was goin’ through, like the gang-bangin’ stuff. It just happening like that.” While it may have introduced him to gang affiliation, Sunday services also contributed to his musicality. “That’s 100% from the church choir and me listening to R&B all day.” He notes that Lauryn Hill, Brandy, and Usher also reinforced those interests. Westside Gunn & Conway Explain What To Expect From Their Partnership With Eminem “I’m from Piru,” he confirms. Notably, neighboring Long Beach is known for its Crip sets. Boogie is asked if that presented any problems near his home. “It just worked out; I’m respected in Long Beach. Long Beach don’t get into it with Compton; Long Beach has their own issues [internally]. There’s not really a Compton vs. Long Beach war.” Carson, California’s Reason is another artist who has worked across gang boundaries and neighborhoods. Boogie, Reason, and J.I.D. have developed a friendship as three artists with similar principles. “People always put us in a box together, me, J.I.D., and Reason,” notes Boogie. Besides Em, Dreamville’s J.I.D. is a standout guest on Everything’s For Sale video single “Soho.”. He appears on “We [all are] rappin’, and not like on some corny back-packer stuff, but we got substance, concepts, and stuff like that—not sayin’ other people don’t. [People hear] similar vibes I feel like, even though we all rap so different. J.I.D. rap way faster than me. ‘Cause I got a lisp, I can’t rap that fast. Reason’s super punchline-head-ass, like I tell him all the time. I got more melodies than both of them. They’re my boys though.” Eminem Returns To His Battle Rap Roots With 2018’s Best Freestyle (Video) Elsewhere in the discussion, Boogie explains why he is intent on winning a Grammy. He also discusses the value in finding a partner who embraces flaws, and the importance of his son. The full conversation is available at AFH TV. We are currently offering free 30-day trials.
One of the highlights of J.I.D.’s late 2018 DiCaprio 2 album is “Off da Zoinkys.” The Christo-produced song calls for sobriety, while focusing simply on dope deliveries and substantial bars. “Y’all ni**as need to lay off the drugs, some of y’all need to lay off the dope /My ni**as gettin’ it straight off the boat / Pure cut, put it straight to your nose / I ain’t nosy, but I know what I know / Mr. Know-It-All, ‘Oh here he go’ / I’m the G.O.A.T,, I never go with the flow,” begins the Dreamville lyricist in the first verse. Later in the double-rhyming display, J.I.D. looks within to make a call for clarity. “I’ma go ahead and lay off the Xans, I’ma fall back sippin’ the lean / I gotta make sure my vision is clear, oh God, no, it’s not what it seems / Six, five, four, one, two, three .45 tote, you know me / You don’t want smoke, so what it’s gon’ be? / Gotta watch what you say when you lookin’ at me / Lookin’ at God, lookin’ for leaders, lookin’ for keys / Look at the pain in your eyes, ni**a, look where we been / Look at our wins, look at our sins, and look at our skin / I’ve been on a frenzy binge try’na get me a Benz / And then your fuzzy-ass dance wanna f*ck up the ends / Oh God, no, where are my friends? / Lord forgive me, yeah, I need to repent / Mind blurred, need to lay off the drugs, yeah God, they ain’t prayin’ enough / Ni**as dyin’, we ain’t sayin’ enough.” Beyond just sobriety, the song calls for more awareness and less dumbed-down self-indulgence. J.I.D. & Mereba Look Out For One Another On A Soulful Soiree The just-released video is an extension of the song’s premise. J.I.D. makes a few subtle cameos in the background of a video, as well as on a remixed peanut-butter label. However, the main character enjoys his substances from the minute his day starts. He shows what living can look like when you’re on a trip or in a daze. The video is nicely choreographed and captures the spirit of a song that’s informed without being preachy, and smart without compromising its bounce. More notably, the video nods to Robert Altman’s 1973 The Long Goodbye film, starring Elliott Gould. It was an adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel of the same name. Just as this character does, the film’s protagonist (“Phillip Marlowe”) sits with his cat and watches a party of beautiful women from his window. In the music video, J.I.D. is enjoying that gathering. J.I.D & J. Cole Are Out To Prove Dreamville Is The Most Lyrical Crew In Hip-HopDiCaprio 2 includes appearances by Method Man, Joey Bada$$, J. Cole, 6LACK, A$AP Ferg, Ella Mai, and BJ The Chicago Kid. He also recently appeared in the video single for Boogie’s “Soho.”
Of course, we all know and hail the Dreamville star, J. Cole. On his birthday things took a turn when Tory Lanez took it to Twitter when he states that he can take Cole and Dreamville. Lanez recently beefed with Don Q by releasing a diss single, but now he is coming for Dreamville. J.I.D. had some words by stating that to put up or shut up by being positive about it.
Peep the tweets of the two below.
bruh know what time I’m on, u just tryna get to cole so this really had nun to do w me but u said you’ll merk the squad, cease and desist
In real time, this shit bigger than Tory, y’all really be having dreamville fucked up, niggaz try to disrespect cole one of the realist people I ever met, bro changed my life and I can feed my self now, I ain’t going for no Dreamville disrespect, it’s on sight, bout whatever
I be on my positive Shit but I’m riding wit my team until til, y’all wana battle?drop ya song, you wana fight? Race? Slap box, shoot shit it’s whatever, I’m just sick of the bullshit, let’s make great music and show love when it’s due, everything else is fuck shit,