J.I.D is gearing up to release his highly-anticipated debut studio album, The Forever Story. On Monday, the Atlanta native shared the cover and lead single for his latest body of work, “Dance Now” featuring Kenny Mason and Foushée. Produced by Christo, the large soundscape allows the Dreamville artist to use the beat as a playground as he raps at speed unattainable for most rappers while showcasing his dynamic lyricism. At the chorus, Kenny Mason and Foushée harmonize before J.I.D comes in with a blaring “Dance Now” chant.
“J-I-D back in the city with it/Jiddy done been all across the globe/They say, ‘JID a scribbler, he silly with it’/When he spittin’, I hope he don’t sell his soul/He should be good, man, he signed to Cole,” he opens the first verse.
“Oh, what a handsome gift/To live and unlive the sin/Ridin’ with bags and bricks/And my lil’ nasty chick/That’s what I asked of Him/Told me He’d grant my wish/Don’t dance with the devil/You’ll never dance again,” Kenny Mason adds.
The release of The Forever Story will cap an incredible run for the Dreamville artist. Not only did he perform at the Dreamville Festival in North Carolina, but he also appear Something In The Water in Washington, D.C. Also, J.I.D contributed to Dreamville’s “Gangst Grillz” mixtape and released “Surround Sound” with 21 Savage.
Check out the “Dance Now” video below before The Forever Story arrives on August 26, 2022.