J.I.D, Reason, Hardo, Lou the Human: SOLD OUT!

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
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By Ruben Estrada

On Tuesday, January 22, Mike Thrasher Presents welcomes J.I.D's "Catch Me If You Can Tour" to the WOW Hall with special guests Reason, Hardo and Lou the Human.  This show is sold out.

Fresh off the release of his second album, Dicaprio 2, J.I.D is showing love to the youth, traveling to college towns nationwide for his first ever solo headliner tour.  Although this is his first time on the road alone, J.I.D has been on frequent tours throughout his career, headlining with rap duo EarthGang and opening for J. Cole in recent years.

After years of hard work in the studio and on the stage, J.I.D is having what could be called a breakout year. 

In June, J.I.D was selected as a “XXL Freshman” for the magazine’s annual list of their top ten up and coming hip-hop artists. A quick firing lyricist, J.I.D delivers thoughtful messages through witty, fast paced bars.

At 28, J.I.D is far older than many of the young artists today, who are able to jump-start their careers in their teens or early twenties thanks to online venues such as social media, SoundCloud, and YouTube.  The ascent to J.I.D’s current position has been slow and long coming.  His first mixtape, Cakewalk, was released back in 2010 when he was attending Hampton University.  That same year he formed the rap collective Spillage Village with EarthGang, Hollywood JB, and JordxnBryant.

For the first few years of his rap career, J.I.D worked miscellaneous jobs until he could start touring.  He opened for Ab Soul’s These Days Tour in 2014 and from there was able to focus full time on music.

With 2018’s Dicaprio 2, J.I.D seems to know his time has come. The album featured several setbacks, largely due to sampling clearance issues, meaning some songs were recorded as far back as 2015, further evidence the rapper has been ready for the spotlight for quite some time.

The 14-track album is filled with hard hitting, noisy beats that feature off-kilter, at times eerie samples, creating an exciting sound that keeps the project vibrant through the 50 minute run time.

After a short skit, J.I.D begins the album with “Slick Talk”.  His voice comes in softly, chanting “activate, activate, activate,” building to a crescendo as the beat comes in, kicking off a braggadocious song where the rapper introduces himself as an underdog ready to take over the game.

Other highlights include “Skrawberries”, a reflective track about insecurities in relationships, and “Off Deez”, a song featuring J. Cole, a.k.a owner of Dreamville Records, the company J.I.D signed to in 2017.  In it, Cole speaks on J.I.D’s talents, calling him the “closest thing to me.”

The project as a whole is a culmination of years of hard work and patience.

The WOW Hall will be the first stop on the tour, giving Eugene an introductory showing of J.I.D as a standalone headliner.

Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.  This show is sold out.

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