ARTIST PASS: J.I.D on DiCaprio 2, Stolen Music, Dreamville + More. | Soundset x Mass Appeal (@jidsv)

“This is ‘DiCaprio 2’!” says Atlanta spitter J.I.D. of his forthcoming project. “I got goals for it—I ain’t gonna say exact numbers, but I just hope it does well when it comes out. First week type sh*t. If not I’m gonna be disappointed in the entire hip hop community as a whole… Facts.” Backstage at the Soundset Festival in Minneapolis, the Spillage Village / Dreamville representer shared some real talk about the challenges of recording in L.A. (“not the best for me particularly”), getting a MacBook full of music stolen by FedEx (“they gave us money which can’t even replace the sh*t we had on there”), and being thankful for the creative chemistry with his Dreamville team (“It’s family for life”). This is not a normal interview. You only get this type of access with an Artist Pass.

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