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EPISODE 171: J.I.D. – DiCaprio 2 Album Review

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Currently, there seems to be a power shift in Hip-Hop. Artists like Lil Pump aren’t as relevant as they were last year, and the demand for talent and bars seems to be rising. The praise for lyricism was pretty apparent for Eminem’s Kamikaze and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, not to mention, every is LOVING how active J. Cole has been lately, carrying on the mantle for Dreamville this time around is fellow label mate, and XXL Freshmen recipient J.I.D.. His previous project The Never Story turned many heads with people calling him the next up after legendary MC Kendrick Lamar. This time around, with DiCaprio 2, there are no punches pulled as he unleashes his lyrical barrage. From top to bottom, J.I.D. showcases how expert his rhyming skill is. Clever wordplay, vivid imagery, and versatile delivery is given to the listener on every song. The incredible single “Off Deez” is one of the many highlights on the project featuring a stellar feature from Cole himself. “151 Rum” is another special track. The wild production is graced by J.I.D.’s scintillating flow, making for an infectious, lyrical masterpiece. Method Man and Joey Bada$$ are other notable features, but the biggest takeaway from the project is the pure nature of the music. J.I.D. has come into his sound and found his voice. He’s not worried about sales, validation, or anything extra. He creates for the culture and does things his own way. If that’s not Hip-Hop, I don’t know what is.