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DiCaprio 2

J.I.D

About “DiCaprio 2”

Released on November 26, 2018, DiCaprio 2 is J.I.D’s second commercial project, following March 2017’s The Never Story. It is also the sequel to his January 2015 EP DiCaprio. Both projects are named after Leonardo DiCaprio, who J.I.D has frequently indicated is his favorite actor.

“151 Rum,” the album’s lead single, was released on September 19, 2018. On October 3, 2018, COLORS premiered a video of J.I.D performing “Workin Out.” The album’s second official single, “Off Deez,” a collaboration with J. Cole, was released on November 6, 2018. Another song on the album, “Hasta Luego,” was released on June 29, 2017, as a throwaway from The Never Story, but it was included on DiCaprio 2 as a bonus track.

On October 31, 2018, J.I.D posted the album’s official artwork and announced its release date. An alternate cover art had previously been revealed on September 15, 2018.

Billboard released an interview with J.I.D on November 1, 2018, in which he extensively discussed the album. In the interview, it is revealed that the album boasts contributions from J. Cole, BJ the Chicago Kid, Method Man, and more.

On November 11, 2018, J.I.D revealed the album’s tracklist. He attempted to hide the features, but some were visible, possibly intentionally. He released the full tracklist on November 16, 2018, confirming features from A$AP Ferg, Ella Mai, Joey Bada$$, 6LACK, Method Man, and BJ the Chicago Kid.

DiCaprio 2 arrives approximately five months after J.I.D’s inclusion as a 2018 XXL Freshman. His captivating freestyle and cypher broadened J.I.D’s fanbase to a group of people that had never heard of him or his music.

“DiCaprio 2” Q&A

  • How was Mac Miller involved in the album's creation?

    The late Mac Miller assisted with production and composition on a number of songs on the album, as J.I.D mentioned in a heartfelt post on Instagram:

    each song feels like a individual film to me, mac came thru and helped post produce and organize on almost every song on here

  • What have the artists said about the album?

    In a heartfelt post on Instagram, J.I.D extensively discussed the album and his career as a whole:

    Aight here we go bruh, I got a new record coming out 9/19/2018 to begin this Dicaprio2 journey, I put out the first Dicaprio on my soundcloud February 2015(it’s still there if u wana go listen) this project isn’t like the nevrr story or anything u heard from me b4, it isn’t my gkmc or whatever else your are expecting it to be “headass”lol its not what I expected it to be but I love it and I appreciate the journey it took me through to get me here, each song feels like a individual film to me, mac came thru and helped post produce and organize on almost every song on here, I worked on being a better writer, even outside of punchlines and shit, like I can rap all fuckn day but I like writing songs and shit too, whatever, like I really just challenged my self to becoming better, period, plus me and you guys(us) have formed a special bond and that can’t be taken lightly, i appreciate every like, follow, message anyone that has ever sent, told someone about my music, trolled me, anything, thank u, hope you guys enjoy this trip we about to take, p.s I wrote all this shit but I wouldn’t read it if someone else wrote it Lmfaoo it’s just a lot, lol if U still reading this u really love me and you care lmfao, I care too and I love ya so I’m still writing this, ok, gotta take off to Berlin Now, love ya, p.s.s this album is for car rides, working out and smoke sessions(in cars) or wherever u wana smoke that’s sonically friendly,

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