Showbox Sodo Sodo
Wed May 29, 8 pm All Ages
"The 25-year-old’s big break came organically. While on tour with EarthGang, who was opening for Dreamville artist Ab-Soul, J.I.D. met and developed a relationship – a brotherhood, really – with J. Cole, one that eventually led to J.I.D. signing to the North Carolina rapper’s imprint.
'Cole is somebody who’s been doing what I’m trying to do and he’s a big part of helping me out right now,' J.I.D. says. 'I already had my music ready, but he gives opinions and critiques and helps me fine tune it because he knows where I want to go and he understands what I want to do in the music. He’ll come back and ask me, ‘What is the message you’re trying to tell?’ He’s really big on making sure I portray my story right.'
The next set of stories J.I.D. will be telling are on his forthcoming Never: Chapter 1 EP. 'It’s all about where I’ve been and how I’m leaving that area of my life and trying to make everything better,' he says. 'Growing up in a big family and being the last, just sucked! This EP encapsulates how it felt.'" (Promo Copy)
Tickets go on sale 2/15 at 10 a.m.