Welcome back! This extra-long, extra-relaxing (hopefully) break has come to an end. No more dining room table discussions with extended family, and no more running into people from your high school at the grocery store. Let’s also leave the woes of the fall semester behind and ring in the spring with some bangers. Our Spring Welcome Week Concert resume is pretty dense: TOKiMONSTA, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth, just to name a few. Without further adieu, SUPERB is bringing you J.I.D. to kick off the new semester!

Part of XXXL’s 2018 Freshman Class, J.I.D. actually began his music career back in 2010 as part of the music collective Spillage Village. Since then, he’s released one EP, four mixtapes, and three albums to popular and critical acclaim. J.I.D. has worked closely with some of the biggest names in hip hop on these projects, including J. Cole, 6LACK, and Mac Miller.

On February 20th, 2017, it was announced that J.I.D. had signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville label. His most recent project, DiCaprio 2, which is technically a full-length album, is described by him as more similar to a mixtape in terms of content. Pitchfork describes his flow as “gleeful, so effortless and so fast,” writing songs about “joy and hunger and reflection and fun.”

Opening for J.I.D. are Reason, Lou the Human, and Hardo. Reason is a California born and bred rapper who is signed to Top Dog Entertainment with the likes of SZA and Kendrick Lamar. On the other side of the country, Lou the Human is an underground New York rapper who is heavily influenced by Eminem. And you won’t want to miss Hardo, the genius behind tunes such as “Trapway” and “Fame or Feds.”

J.I.D is ready to embark on his Catch Me If You Can tour, so you’ll definitely want to catch him, well, because you can (for free).

Listen to “Off Deez” by J.I.D. featuring J. Cole here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiADuDjueJc

Friday, January 25
8:00 - 10:00 PM
Pauley Ballroom
FREE with Cal ID
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