J.I.D stops by the Liftoff show for an interview with the L.A Leakers. During the interview, J.I.D discusses his latest album, DiCaprio 2 a 14 track project with features from J. Cole, Method Man, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, 6lack, Ella Mai and more.
That’s the best part! Just getting to put the music out, you know what I’m saying. That’s the key thing that connects me with my fans. So, like having that it’s like a new chapter, a new relationship opening up again.
The Dreamville rapper goes on to explain the idea behind the album artwork for DiCaprio 2 and what it meant to him
I felt like me being signed and me making like XXL cover, and just like little accomplishments felt like an Oscar to me. And I feel like it’s lines of symmetry there between him [Leonardo] having his Oscar and when I dropped the first one,it was nothing there, you know. It was just me putting out music and bro was doing a lot of movies and stuff and he didn’t have an Oscar at the moment. So, that’s kind of like the symmetry in me doing the whole DiCaprio thing.
When asked about being in the studio with J.Cole he shares “With me, it’s always competition, whether I’m chilling with you or not, I’m trying to be the best person in the room… It’s always a good environment being in the studio with him or anybody in Dreamville or anyone period.”
Being an Atlanta native he details some of the artists that inspired him including T.I., Outkast, 21 Savage and more. On the topic of best artists, Justin gets J.I.D top five projects of 2018.
Watch the full interview below to hear J.I.D’s thoughts on Jay-Z’s verse on Meek Mill’s track “What’s Free,” and if he would ever do a collab with TDE artists :