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IDK ripped through his recent freestyle with the L.A. Leakers, where he called out some of his industry peers in the latest installment of the Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk series. The DMV rapper returned to keep the same energy with an exclusive interview discussing how he’s rewriting what a rapper should be with his newest project ‘USEE4YOURSELF.’ As IDK has held it down for the past 10 years in the game, he’s learned a lot along the way and has steered away from wanting to gain recognition from his peers and he’s stopped trying to make sense for those who are still catching up to his craft.
Coming through to the LIFTOFF show, the “Shoot My Shot” emcee details how he’s actively working to bridge generations of hip-hop with collaborations with the late MF Doom, Slick Rick, and Jay Electronica. IDK believes that rap continues to be segregated, but he’s hoping to show that hip-hop creativity isn’t always one-sided, as the genre stands the test of time and has an undeniable impact on the culture.
IDK shares a surprise moment that happened while at a nightclub with Evan Ross and Offset, and he goes on to speak on his huge opportunity with a Nike deal, what he’s learned about toxic masculinity, and whether or not he needed to change potential insensitive lyrics, and much more.
Watch the full IDK x L.A. Leakers interview below!