Watch JID Perform a Medley of Songs on NPR's 'Tiny Desk Concert'

Fresh off dropping his third studio album 'The Forever Story,' JID delivered a medley of classic cuts in the latest edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series.

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Fresh off dropping his third studio album The Forever Story, JID delivered a medley of classic cuts in the latest edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. 

Backed by a full band, the Dreamville rapper performed seven tracks spread across three of his studio albums: 2017’s The Never Story (“Never”), 2018’s Dicaprio 2 (“Workin Out,” “Off da Zoinkys), and 2022’s The Forever Story (“Galaxy,” “Sistanem,” “Surround Surround,” “Kody Blu 31”).

The performance arrives two weeks after the release of The Forever Story, the East Atlanta native’s follow-up to his 2018 album Dicaprio 2. Highlighted by the previously released singles “Dance Now” and “Surround Surround,” the 15-track project also featured guest appearances from Lil Wayne (“Just in Time”), Lil Durk (“Bruddanem”), EarthGang (“Can’t Punk Me”), Ari Lennox (“Can’t Make U Change”), Yasiin Bey (“Stars”), and more.

While speaking with Complex’s Joe Price earlier this month, JID expressed his desire to pivot outside the straightforward “hip-hop” genre.  

“I love all the sub genres of hip-hop, all the new stuff. I love the NY drill scene right now,” he said. “I love them sampling these big ass pop songs. Love that shit, and then I just be trying to represent my city. Georgia, Atlanta. I just try and put that on the map and make sure I pull somebody up along with it because that’s how Atlanta is Doing well, because we help everybody.We help each other.”

Meanwhile, back in August, JID spoke about his next effort, revealing the third project in his DiCaprio trilogy is slated to be a Gangsta Grillz tape. 

“Me and [DJ] Drama are really gonna do it right,” he said. “I’m talkin’ about on other n***as beats. We’re going to do a DiCaprio 3.”

Watch JID’s full Tiny Desk performance up top.

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