J.I.D. says 2022 is “one of the best years” for hip-hop after Tory Lanez criticized the quality of music dropping this year.
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During a recent interview with TMZ, J.I.D. said that he thought Tory Lanez‘s comments were “crazy,” especially with enormous efforts released by some of the genre’s most prominent figures. “I didn’t even know he said that. That’s crazy,” he said. “Music is music. Bro, it’s all subjective. If that’s how he feels, that’s all perception.”
The interviewer tried to pry further, asking J.I.D. whether he feels it’s been a mediocre year in the genre. “This is one of the best years, I think,” J.I.D. said. “It’s perception. It’s cool.” Later on, J.I.D. also referred to Kendrick Lamar’s album as “the bar” for this year.
Earlier in the interview, J.I.D. also discussed the labels that he could’ve signed prior to Dreamville. He explained that he had conversations with Coach K to join Quality Control before joking that he could’ve been “the fourth Migo.”
Check out J.I.D.’s full interview below and sound off with your thoughts in the comments.