MITMondays: IWASVERYBAD Review
On Friday IDK, formerly known as Jay IDK, released his album IWASVERYBAD. I personally believe that this is IDK's best work to date and he treated it as such. Being that he struck a deal with Adult Swim the roll out and marketing would definitely be... different. He released his album in 3 parts, along with the album in it's entirety being released on October 13. An additional interesting aspect of the rollout was the listening party for the album. IDK held 3 listening partys in LA, New York and of course D.C. but what was interesting was the location of these parties. They were actually at a movie theatre where you would sit and as the songs played, a title slide for the track was posted on the screen. Now lets discuss this album.
IWASVERYBAD was a very well put together album from start to finish. IDK gave us a bit of everything in this album from turn up to thought provoking songs. Honestly, if you listened to the turn up songs carefully, they are actually thought provoking as well. I guess you can say he's living up to his name, "Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge". The production on the album was very very good, everything was just... so crisp. Some of my favorite beats were Pizza Shop, Baby Scale,and No Shoes On the Rug, Leave Them At the Door. The segues from track to track are seamless but no two tracks sound alike. Even though the production was dope, I really loved the content this album presents. IDK truly paints a vivid picture of the life of Jason Mills. Taking us on a journey from the collection of phone calls at the start of album to the the robbing of a pizza shop and falling for a girl.
We can tell IDK had a rough past but as the album progresses you can tell those events are what makes him the man he is today. From a troubled youth to a artist making major moves on a national level, IDK leaves everything he has to offer on theses records and the effort is appreciated. Not only is the content amazing the features IDK has lined up are incredible. IDK enlisted Swizz Beats on Maryland A** Nigga, MF Doom, Yung Gleesh, and Del the Funky Homosapien on Pizza Shop, Chief Keef on 17 with a 38 and Yung Gleesh on the outro track Baby Scale. the features that took place on Pizza Shop is what really stood out to me. Never would i have ever thought I would see MF Doom and Yung Gleesh on a song together.
IWASVERYBAD is a very dope album. IDK takes us on a journey through his life that gives us an in depth look at who he really is. I personally believe this is the best project to come out the DMV this year and I consider it top 10 for this year. I can't wait to see what he has up his sleeves next, IDK definitely moves differently than most and that is exactly what sets him apart from the rest. As Always...