Destin Choice Route better knowns as J.I.D. is an American rapper and songwriter based out of East Atlanta. Signed to J. Cole’s label Dreamville Records, he is also a member of hip-hop musical collective, Spillage Village. The collective, founded in 2010, also includes other artists such as EarthGang, Hollywood JB, JordxnBryant, 6LACK, and more.
J.I.D. is making one of his finals stops on the “Catch Me If You Can” tour in Tallahassee on Wednesday, March 13th and is set to perform at the Potbelly’s venue.
The concert is being orchestrated by WRLD Marketing Entertainment. Media Coordinator for WRLD Marketing Entertainment Chantal Gainous explained the company makes an effort to bring as many acts to Tallahassee as they can.
“We always try to bring as many shows as we can to Tallahassee because it’s where WRLD got its start, so we’re excited to bring another Dreamville artist to the city.” Gainous said. “We’ve promoted and done a ton of ticket giveaways to get the word out there. We also have a show in Gainesville and we’ll have him with Saba in June in Orlando as well so we’ve been stacking the dates nearly month to month. The ticket sales for this show is over 400.”
J.I.D. made his first mixtape debut “Cakewalk” back in May of 2010. Since then, the Atlanta rapper’s career has been on the rise. With songs like “Off Deez, “Never”, and “Underwear” the artist’s future may be a successful one. In 2018, he was named a member of “XXL” Magazine’s coveted annual Freshman Class.
J.I.D. has even inspired rappers in Tallahassee area. Florida A&M University student Michael Poole is known to his fans as Bachi. Poole expressed his admiration for the rapper and how he has inspired him with his own music.
“J.I.D. has inspired me in a very new and creative way by relating to the listener while continuing to raise the bar with unheard flows and mastery of delivery,” Poole said. “The direction he is choosing to go is close to home because he didn’t grow up to different from me. How he interprets his stories and still uses his skills to plant a seed in our brain blows me away as he makes his climb into the rap game. That is how J.I.D inspires me to push forward with my content while keep originality with superiority.”
This is his second performance in Tallahassee but his first time having his own headline. He was an opener during J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only” tour. Though this is a J.I.D concert, fans are ecstatic about the appearance of artist like Reasons, Hardo and Louthehuman who are a part of the lineup.
Florida State University’s communication and information student Jayla Mitchell detailed she has already purchased her ticket.
“I like his songs like Hereditary, Edd Edd n Eddy and Off Deez.” Mitchell said. “I can't wait to hear them live on Wednesday.”
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