J.I.D first appeared on the scene in 2017 with his debut album, The Never Story. Supported by the singles “Never”, “D/vision”, “Hereditary” and “EdEddnEddy,” it was the East Atlanta native’s first project on Dreamville and peaked at no. 197 on the Billboard Hot 200 charts.
Back five years later, J.I.D continues the story with his brand new album, The Forever Story. With 15 tracks, The Forever Story features contributions from 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, Yasiin Bey, Lil Durk, Johnta Austin, Baby Tate, fellow Dreamville artists Ari Lennox and EARTHGANG, and many more.
“[I’ve been working on this album] for two years,” J.I.D told Complex. “DiCaprio 2 dropped in November , then in January we go and record Revenge of the Dreamers 3. February, I go straight on tour and I was touring up until January 2020. Then the world shut down,” he continued.. “I rented a house in Atlanta to work on my album, but then the world shut down so I said, ‘Fuck it, let’s just do Spilligion [album from Atlanta collective Spillage Village] here.’ So I literally started [The Forever Story] in 2020 because in 2019 I was running.”
“I’m really just giving you more of who I am,” he writes in his Apple Music description.