|JID Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||October 31, 1990|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
JID is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and musician who is a member of the musical collective Spillage Village as well as a member of the hip-hop supergroup Zoink Gang (with Smino, Buddy, and Guapdad 4000). His discography consists of various albums, tracks, mixtapes, and extended plays like The Never Story, The Forever Story, DiCaprio 2, Enemy (with Imagine Dragons), Surround Sound (ft. 21 Savage and Baby Tate), Talk About Me (with Dot da Genius, Denzel Curry, and Kid Cudi), Cakewalk, Cakewalk 2, Para Tu, Route of Evil, DiCaprio, Hasta Luego, Never, Off Deez (ft. J. Cole), 151 Rum, Down Bad (with J. Cole, Bas, and EarthGang ft. Young Nudy), Costa Rica (with Bas ft. Guapdad 4000, Reese Laflare, Jace, Mez, Smokepurpp, Buddy, and Ski Mask the Slump God), End of Daze (with Spillage Village and EarthGang ft. Jurdan Bryant, Mereba, and Hollywood JB), Dance Now (with Kenny Mason), Baguetti (with Smino and Kenny Beats), Baptize (with Spillage Village and EarthGang), Ballads (ft. Conway the Machine), Skegee, and Cludder.
Destin Choice Route
JID (also stylized J.I.D)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
JID studied at Stephenson High School (SHS) and there he played football as a defensive back. Then, he received a scholarship to play NCAA Division I football at Hampton University and he redshirted his first year and played 2 seasons. However, he later got kicked off the team.
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Musician
- Father – Carl Louis Route Jr.
- Mother – Kathy Jean Route
- Siblings – He has 6 older siblings.
- Others – Carl Louis Route, Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Mamie Clyde Singleton (Paternal Grandmother)
Hip Hop, Southern Hip Hop, Soul
Dreamville Records, Interscope Records, SinceThe80s
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
62 kg or 136.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
JID is of African-American descent.
- His stage name “JID” comes from his grandmother’s nickname for him based on his “jittery” behavior.
- Growing up, he used to listen to bands such as Sly and the Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire. Then, his interests inclined toward the 1990s New York hip-hop scene and artists such as Jay-Z, Nas, and Mobb Deep.
- On March 10, 2017, JID released his debut album The Never Story via Dreamville Records, Spillage Village, and Interscope Records. The album received very positive reviews and peaked at #14 on the US Heatseeker Albums chart and at #197 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- His 2nd studio album DiCaprio 2 was released on November 26, 2018, through Dreamville Records, Interscope Records, and Spillage Village and it peaked at #41 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album includes songs like Westbrook (with ASAP Ferg), Off da Zoinkys, Off Deez (with J. Cole), Skrawberries (ft. BJ the Chicago Kid), Tiiied (ft. 6lack and Ella Mai), Mounted Up, and Hot Box (ft. Method Man and Joey Badass).
- JID released his 3rd studio album The Forever Story on August 26, 2022, by Dreamville and Interscope Records and it features guest appearances from Kenny Mason, EarthGang, 21 Savage, Baby Tate, Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, Yasiin Bey, Lil Wayne, and Eryn Allen Kane.
- Some of JID’s major musical influences include Sly and the Family Stone, D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, Little Dragon, Nas, Jay-Z, Arctic Monkeys, OutKast, T.I., Goodie Mob, and Gucci Mane.
- As a featured artist, he has been a part of songs such as Dope by John Legend, Sandstorm by Mereba, Fried Rice by Bas, I Got Money Now by Deante’ Hitchcock, and Reaper by Boombox Cartel.
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