.idk. Drops “Why?” (50 Cent “Wanksta” Remix) Music Video

DMV rapper .idk. (Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge) has been on a hot streak since his standout year in 2017. His 2018 single “No Wave” featuring tourmate Denzel Curry gave .idk. a catchy, bass-heavy track that lead to over three million Spotify plays. A more recent drop however, was .idk.’s braggadocious “Lil Arrogant” with Joey Bada$$ and Russ, which immediately landed in the Top 10 on SoundCloud and continues to rise. After releasing the critically-acclaimed album IWASVERYBAD in partnership with Adult Swim, embarking on a sold-out European tour with Joey Bada$$, and an explosive performance at the inaugural Rolling Loud SoCal festival last December, he was rightfully named one of the “Best New Artists of 2017” by Pigeons and Planes and was featured in Red Bull’s 2018 “Artists To Watch” Campaign. IWASVERYBAD is a vivid autobiography of the 25-year-old’s life: it explores the narrative of .idk.’s adolescence – a journey of loss, redemption and eventual triumph- retelling the moments that led to his teenage incarceration and confronting the loss of his mother. Featuring guest appearances from Chief Keef, Swizz Beatz, DOOM, Del The Funky Homosapien, Yung Gleesh, Mother Marygold and more, IWASVERYBAD earned a spot on several major publication’s “Best of 2017” lists including Vulture’s “Best Albums of 2017 So Far,” Genius’ “50 Best Albums of 2017,” Noisey’s “36 Best Overlooked Albums of 2017,” and DJ Booth’s “50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017.” Most recently, the young rapper released the fiery new single “Star” and embarked on the “Mad Man Tour” with A$AP Ferg and Denzel Curry, performing in cities across the United States.
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.idk. “Lil Arrogant” – Featuring Joey Bada$$ & Russ

In March, Maryland rapper .idk. shocked the Internet with the heavy-hitting collaboration, “Lil Arrogant,” featuring Joey Bada$$ and Russ. Today, it’s available on all DSPs. This past Saturday, .idk. joined local artists for Sofar Sounds‘ secret traveling performance series for an intimate live show in DC sponsored by 1800 Tequila. Watch .idk. step out of the rap realm to hit a few notes here or on YouTube.

Baton Rouge Rapper Caleb Brown Drops Visual For “blueblk” Featuring IDK

Caleb Brown & IDK‘s banger “Bleublk” given striking new visuals. Caleb Brown does not want to be kept in a box labeling him as a “conscious rapper” because he is much more than that. While politically-tinted in nature, his track “Bleublk” with IDK is also a legitimate banger with booming bass and impressive flows. The song has been given some striking visuals to further the narrative behind the lyrics, picturing Caleb Brown and IDK in what appears to be a mental facility. Brown wears a Bane-like mask, blocking his mouth while he still manages to spit an impressive verse.

Both artists are restrained throughout the video, locked up with chains to prevent them from moving around. IDK is lucky enough to be left without a mask but he wears a straitjacket to limit his motions. The video is notably dark, edited with cold tones in mind to elaborate on the song’s content.

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Bay Area Artist Jordan Garrett Drops New Video “IDK”

Bay Area artist Jordan Garrett drops off the quick strike visuals for his dope new single “IDK.” Appearing on his recently released EP, Empathy “IDK” finds Jordan Garrett running through a range of emotions including the gut-wrenching “my Best Friend died today, IDK, IDK.” Using an array of colors against a simple black backdrop, the carefully chosen aesthetics play out as a perfect metaphor for the many moods of this talented young MC, Producer, and Engineer. Watch “IDK” below and be sure to stream + purchase Garrett’s recently released EP, Empathy as well.

Baton Rouge Rapper Caleb Brown Drops His Latest Song “blueblk” Featuring IDK

Caleb first dove deep into making music after his freshman year of high school when plans changed once he got cut from his high school basketball team. “I really wanted to play basketball, and once that didn’t work out, I saw music as a form of therapy for me,” he said. Playing basketball had been Caleb’s ultimate goal for high school and beyond, but after experiencing personal successes with the rap projects he released in high school, he decided to stick with it.

However, he had already been making music and experimenting with hip-hop prior to that time. Since elementary school Caleb has been experimenting with rapping and making music, saying that one of his friends put him on to it all the way back in elementary school; “you rap because all of your friends rap, so that was just kind of the thing to do.” During high school, his talent simply shifted from a side project to his main focus of attention and growing up, his main musical inspirations were Kanye West, Yolanda Adams, Tupac, and Lil Wayne, who Caleb considers “the best rapper alive.”

As far as the personal occurrences and events that left Caleb with impressions he might try to include in his music, he says he just tries to include “everything,” and that “trying to make sense of it all as a teenager” is his main goal when making music. So far, he has put out 4 projects – Fear, Empathy, All Dawgs Go to Heaven, and All Dawgs Go to Heaven 2 – and states that out of all of them, Empathy has been his favorite project thus far. “It was a strange place. I had just come home from staying in Atlanta. There were just a lot of things that had happened. It was crazy.”

While staying in Atlanta for a year, Caleb attended Campbell High School in a county just north of Atlanta, saying that it was where he “had the real high school experience.” But when he first arrived, he didn’t enjoy Atlanta at all. He said, “I didn’t like nothing about Atlanta; I wanted to go back home. But you know, it soon started to grow on me. I met some really great people who I have great relationships with today, and I wouldn’t be able to talk about a lot of the things that I can talk about today if it wasn’t for me coming here, so I wouldn’t change any of it.”

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.idk.’s Fiery 365 Freestyle on Spotify’s Rap Caviar

 

Sporting a familiar orange jumpsuit while loading onto a correctional bus, Maryland rapper, .idk., delivers a fiery new freestyle for Rap Caviar‘s 365 series on Spotify. Immediately attacking the throne, .idk. spits, “I even took the initiative to Wikipedia every single rapper that made it to be the greatest so I could probably be in their shoes or maybe take it.” With perseverance felt in every bar, the rapper delivers numerous quotables and even acknowledges past criticism with lines like, “formerly known as boring til I put the fire under my flow and had it boiling.” Along with the freestyle is an interview of firsts you can watch exclusively on Spotify. Moreover, .idk. will embark on a nationwide tour with A$AP Ferg and Denzel Curry, starting February 28th, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Find tour dates below and tickets here:jayidk.com

.idk. (FKA Jay IDK) has been making significant noise since teaming up with Adult Swim for the release of his full-length soundtrack LP, IWASVERYBAD. An all-star cast of guest features include DOOM, Chief Keef, Swizz Beatz, Del The Funky Homosapien, Yung Gleesh, and Mother Marygold. IWASVERYBAD serves as an autobiography as told by a true visionary who’s spent years to get here. Don’t miss.idk. on tour during his breakout year!

365 Freestyle Link:

http://spoti.fi/2FDJdw2

Spotify “FIRST” Interview Link:

http://spoti.fi/2rJ1JRh

IDK “No Wave” Featuring Denzel Curry

Premiering exclusively on XXL, Maryland rapper, .idk., teams up with upcoming tour-mate and Florida native, Denzel Curry, for the energetic new song, “No Wave.” The song showcases a variety of unique flows between the emerging artists over haunting Razjah production. This isn’t the last you’ll hear from these two as .idk.tells XXL, “we have like 4 or 5 more songs in the cut.” Moreover, .idk. will embark on a nationwide tour with Curry in support of A$AP Ferg, starting February 28th, 2018in Philadelphia, PA. Find tour dates below and tickets here: jayidk.com