J.I.D Drops “The Forever Story” Ft. Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Yasiin Bey, Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, EarthGang & More

The Dreamville standout delivers a vulnerable project that fans have been waiting impatiently for.

BYErika Marie
J.I.D Drops “The Forever Story” Ft. Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Yasiin Bey, Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, EarthGang & Moreblur mask

One of the most anticipated releases this New Music Friday (August 26) has finally arrived. J.I.D has been a driving force for Dreamville, as the Atlanta emcee continues to earn the respect of artists who paved the way for Hip Hop. In what has been promoted as his most vulnerable project to date, J.I.D charters new territory with his latest record The Forever Story, and in a recent interview with Complex, he spoke candidly about the album.

"[My family] is basically a part of how I became who I am," he shared. "It gives inklings of why my [mindset] is a certain type of way. I gave more detail and in-depth stories [on this album], but there’s still more layers to be peeled back, which I am going to do because this is going to be a long process of trying to understand me."

Features include looks from 21 Savage, EarthGang, Ari Lennox, Kenny Mason, Lil Wayne, Lil Durk, and more. Stream The Forever Story and let us know what you think.


1. Galaxy
2. Raydar
3. Dance Now ft. Kenny Mason
4. Crack Sandwich
5. Can’t Punk Me ft. EarthGang
6. Surround Sound ft. 21 Savage & Baby Tate
7. Kody Blu 31
8. Bruddanem ft. Lil Durk & Mustafa The Poet
9. Sistanem
10. Can’t Make You Change ft. Ari Lennox
11. Stars ft. Yasiin Bey
12. Just in time ft. Lil Wayne & Kenny Mason
13. Money
14. Better days ft. Johnta Austin
15. Lauder Too ft. Ravyn Lenae & Eryn Allen Kane

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.