Born and raised in East Atlanta, J.I.D – a name adopted and adapted from what his grandmother called him as a jittery child – first appeared on the Atlanta hip-hop scene with his debut EP, DiCaprio, in 2015. Growing up, J.I.D's first connection with music was through his parents' collection of classic funk and soul LPs. After a stint at Hampton University playing football, J.I.D also hooked up with fellow MCs as part of the Spillage Village collective. Read more on Last.fm