“I heard niggas looking for a problem, but we don’t even move till the rent due” describes the DiCaprio fanatic on “Slick Talk” over a beat transition that has him sitting pretty amongst the incoming waves of flames. J.I.D. is a commander that released under a great stress with business partner, associate, friend, mentor, and producer, Mac Miller’s passing. A death that shocked an industry and seemed impossible; DiCaprio 2 has some battle scars but stands tall somehow, smiling through the immense pain. An unforgettable wound that comes from the fan’s perspective, but a proud display that attaches itself onto recovery.
One of the more impactful first approaches coming from DiCaprio 2 appears from the quick-witted, and even more slick tongue of J.I.D.. Quick pushes to the ignition that jumps into third-gear from first, without much of a warning from the driver seat. As the steam piles off and allows for wildly rapid production changes coming from Pittsburgh native Christo, the trailblazer Kenny Beats, J. Cole, Sonny Digital, and nearly a dozen more producers that hold more weight in one year than most make in a lifetime.
Watch as DiCaprio 2 struts along the stage, becoming a closed-handed welcoming into the world of 808’s and psychoactive personalities. J.I.D. is charismatic, but able to rely on the shadows to create his overall sound. The shifts from one underground release to another, finally stemming out and achieving a full table of future winnings for the taking.