AOTY 2018

DiCaprio 2

J.I.D - DiCaprio 2
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #300 / 709
User Score
Based on 268 ratings
2018 Ratings: #265
November 26, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dreamville, Interscope / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Highsnobiety

Largely, DiCaprio 2 is a master class of inventive flows and excellent curation of seemingly random song elements. He can rap in more flows than can be counted on both hands, and he can sing equally as well. Leonardo DiCaprio may not be in his prime anymore, but it certainly appears that J.I.D soon will be.

90
Exclaim!

DiCaprio 2 exemplifies what the ideal student of the game sounds like — someone who's conscious of how a hook presents itself, how to control their delivery and how to diversify their lyrical bonds. Though J.I.D. isn't as seasoned as Leonardo DiCaprio just yet, he is the inception of what makes someone the G.O.A.T.

86
HipHopDX

As cliché as it sounds, there is something for everyone and their mother on DiCaprio 2. J.I.D. breaks the mold originally set by J. Cole, takes all the best parts and mixes them with his own distinctive practice and pitch that work seamlessly with the array of trap and soulful beats (Thanks Christo and company).

80
The Needle Drop
With sick flows and a versatile delivery, J.I.D's latest effort is one of the rawest and most lyrically refined rap albums of the year.
77
Pitchfork
The East Atlanta rapper’s second album doesn't try to take on the world and is all the better for it, showing that J.I.D. has much more to offer than his formidable rapping chops.
30
The 405
This is the guy y’all are gassing? Even a playful Method Man verse can’t quite breathe life into this thing. Rappers may well say study the game, but J.I.D spent so much time staring he’s forgotten himself in the mix.
MySoftBulletin
64
JID has a lot of lyrical ability for someone with nothing to say. This is a perfect example of style over substance, talent not equating to artistic ability, etc. While this is a good album, JID does not offer much to the album that countless other artists could have done, leaving a handful of enjoyable tracks that I will likely never return to.
GIZ
86
Don’t get all this negativity. I personally think JID came trough with a solid collection of tracks. While this is not as cohesive as The Never Story. It has some of my favourite songs from him.

Best Tracks: Off da Zonkys, Working Out, Hot Box, Just da Other Day, Off Deez and Skrawberries
BradTasteMusic
80
not gonna lie, I keep coming back to this project for Off Deez, and I stay for the whole awesome project
morningsbell
74
I kinda relate because sometimes I talk way too much
BuffaloStaple
55
rly impressive rapper and all but idk not much else, i'd say this project is style over substance but this album's too bland a lot of the time to even call it stylish really, his flow is the best thing he has going for him and it just doesn't have much lasting power yknow.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#12/DJBooth (Hip Hop / R&B)
#17/Uproxx
#20/Complex
#48/NPR Music
/Vibe

Track List

  1. Frequency Change
  2. Slick Talk
  3. Westbrook
  4. Off Deez
  5. 151 Rum
  6. Off da Zoinkys
  7. Workin Out
  8. Tiiied (feat. 6LACK & Ella Mai)
  9. Skrawberries (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)
  10. Hot Box (feat. Method Man & Joey Bada$$)
  11. Mounted Up
  12. Just da Other Day
  13. Despacito Too
  14. Hasta Luego
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