J.I.D is the name of more than one artist: 1) rapper Destin Route 2) rock band 1) Destin Route (born October 31, 1990), better known by his stage name J.I.D, is an American rapper and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records. His debut album, The Never Story, was released on March 10, 2017. The youngest of seven children, Route grew up listening to Sly & The Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire before moving onto the 1990s New York Hip-Hop scene and rappers like Jay-Z, Nas and Mobb Deep. In high school, he spent most of his teen years playing football as a defensive back. J.I.D also ran track.