The WireJan 25, 2019Once the starpower dazzle fades, it’s not always obvious who he is, but the lack of easy answers makes him interesting enough for now.
Dec 12, 2018Every inflection, every word, even nearly every concept feels lifted from rap’s reigning King’s playbook. It’s a haphazard mixture of TDE’s figurehead circa Section.80, with a big heap of Good Kid and a smattering of To Pimp a Butterfly, just for good measure. ... DiCaprio 2 is a heavy helping of technicality, signifying absolutely nothing.
Positive: 6 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
Feb 5, 2019Not a critic so I can't give it a 96 but I'd rather give it a 10/10 then a 9/10. J.i.d released probably my favorite album of the year, whichNot a critic so I can't give it a 96 but I'd rather give it a 10/10 then a 9/10. J.i.d released probably my favorite album of the year, which is awesome cause he's just starting and this isn't even my fav Jid album… Expand
Jan 9, 2019J.I.D dropped the album DiCaprio 2 after releasing the main single, his collab with label head J. Cole, Off Deez. After an amazing song suchJ.I.D dropped the album DiCaprio 2 after releasing the main single, his collab with label head J. Cole, Off Deez. After an amazing song such as Off Deez, the expectations for the album was set sky high. Showcasing his lyrical and technical skill, he didn't only answer to these expectations, but also blew most competing rappers out of the waters. J.I.D is no stranger to playing with words and rhythms, something he beautifully showcase on this album. With a. variety of different moods delivered through the album, such as the playful yet serious song 151 Rum or the more down to earth and moody Workin Out, he truly shows why many considers him as the head of the newer hip-hop generation. Overall a solid album, and I'm sure we're all excited to what he can deliver in the future.… Expand
Feb 27, 2019Even though Dreamville's JID was placed in likely the least lyrical XXL Freshman class of all time, he stood out miles ahead of his peers. IEven though Dreamville's JID was placed in likely the least lyrical XXL Freshman class of all time, he stood out miles ahead of his peers. I was introduced to JID, like many, through his frantic collaboration with label head J. Cole, during which JID forced Cole into one of the fastest-moving lyrical footraces I can remember. No, wait, I was actually introduced to JID through his phenomenal guest verse on Denzel Curry's Sirens, the type of verse to make a rapper go back to the drawing board and think of something new - and Denzel said JID was the only one throughout all the TA13OO sessions to make him do so. So going into this album with only Sirens, Off Deez, and 151 Rum behind me, I had high expectations - and Destin Route smashed every single **** one of them. The only complaint I have is that it is billed as a Gangsta Grillz mixtape, but it's actually a full length album - and even that's not a bad thing.… Expand
Mar 4, 2019JID proved to be one of the best MC's out here when it comes to innovative deliveries. He always approaches the tracks in a peculiar way andJID proved to be one of the best MC's out here when it comes to innovative deliveries. He always approaches the tracks in a peculiar way and is able to follow all kinds of beat nuances without any struggle. His talent ensures that the project continues to captivate you track by track, even without a bigger concept behind it. DiCaprio 2 stands out by allying acrobatic flows with consistent lyrics and features that add up.… Expand
Feb 3, 2019With sick flows and a versatile delivery, J.I.D's latest effort is one of the rawest and most lyrically refined rap albums of the year.
FAVWith sick flows and a versatile delivery, J.I.D's latest effort is one of the rawest and most lyrically refined rap albums of the year.
FAV TRACKS: SLICK TALK, WESTBROOK, OFF DEEZ, OFF DA ZOINKYS, WORKIN OUT, SKRAWBERRIES, MOUNTED UP, DESPACITO TOO
LEAST FAV TRACK: TIIIED… Expand
Dec 17, 2018One of the biggest surprises of the year. J.I.D's album was full of hilarity, intimacy, and liveliness. A vivid project complemented withOne of the biggest surprises of the year. J.I.D's album was full of hilarity, intimacy, and liveliness. A vivid project complemented with great production, and some nice verses done by the Atlanta native. There is a lot to take in, with tracks like Workin' Out, Skrawberries, and Slick Talk defining his career. Jazzy and industrial sounds in Atlanta clearly do not match, yet it is surprisingly well executed by J.I.D. There are some disappointments in here too though. Off Deez with a strangely out of shape J.Cole was meant to be the key track in this album, but the repetition and the overdone lyricism just didn't work. 6lack, Method Man, and A$AP Ferg features delivered in some way, but it just wasn't as favorable as when J.I.D stood alone. Even with that, this album is very solid in sound and performance.
Probably the best that he has to offer yet. An unexpected run at top rap album.… Expand
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