IDK (rapper)

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IDK
Birth nameJason Mills
Also known as
  • Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge
  • Jay IDK
Born (1992-05-24) May 24, 1992 (age 27)
London, England
OriginPrince George's County, Maryland, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2012–present
LabelsAdult Swim
Associated acts
Websitejayidk.com

Jason Mills (born May 24, 1992), better known as IDK (formerly Jay IDK), is an American rapper, singer and record producer from Prince George's County.[1][2][3][4]

Career[edit]

In August 2015, Mills released his second mixtape, titled SubTrap.[5] The name stands for Suburban Trap or "Trap music with substance."[6] The album features the singles "The Plug,"[7] "God Said Trap (King Trappy III)"[8] and "Cookie Addiction" featuring BJ the Chicago Kid.[9][10] It features production from Skhye Hutch, was mixed by Lo Mein, Tim Webberson, Matt Weiss, and Delbert Bowers.[5] Project management for Subtrap was overseen by Blade Thornton, David Kuti, Clayton Barmore, Quinelle Holder and Ryan Booth.[11] Mills' style of rapping has been compared to the early work of Kendrick Lamar, especially Lamar's 2011 album Section.80.[12]

On June 22, 2016, Mills was announced as one of the performers at the 2016 Trillectro Music Festival.[13][14] On September 9, 2016, Mills released his album Empty Bank and premiered it on Forbes Magazine.[15] The album addresses having financial issues, an anxiety Mills wanted to tap into because it is widespread and taboo in the American mindset.[16] Mills opened for Isaiah Rashad on his "The Lil Sunny" tour which started in January 2017.[17]

On October 13, 2017, Mills released his fourth mixtape IWasVeryBad.

On September 4, 2019, Mills released his debut studio album, Is He Real?

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with year released
Title Album details
Is He Real?

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Sex, Drugs & Homework
  • Released: May 25, 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
SubTrap
  • Released: August 25, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Empty Bank[18]
  • Released: September 9, 2016
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
IWasVeryBad
IDK & FRIENDS :)[19]
  • Released: November 9, 2018
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krzeczowski, Jake. "The Break Presents: Jay IDK". XXL. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  2. ^ Skelton, Eric. "LISTEN TO TWO EXPLOSIVE NEW SINGLES FROM JAY IDK". Pigeons & Planes. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  3. ^ Ju, Shirley. "Jay IDK Drops "Mentality" & "Somebody"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  4. ^ Kyles, Yohance. "#DMVOnTheMove: Jay IDK Is Expanding His Tribe Of Supporters By Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge". AllHipHop. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b Frydenlund, Zach. "Premiere: Stream IDK's 'Subtrap' Project". Complex. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  6. ^ Martinez, Adrian. "Premier: Jay IDK "God Said Trap" FT. Ash Riser". Mass Appeal. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  7. ^ Leight, Elias. "Vent Your Frustrations With Jay IDK's "Metro"". The Fader. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  8. ^ Lewis, Brittany. "Jay IDK & Deniro Farrar "Trust Nobody" (NEW MUSIC)". Global Grind. Interactive One. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  9. ^ Belassen, Lorenzo. "Jay IDK Recruits BJ The Chicago Kid for Steamy Offering 'Cookie Addiction' (Premiere)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  10. ^ Glynn, Patrick. "Jay IDK - "Cookie Addiction" f. BJ The Chicago Kid". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Jay IDK – SubTrap". Discogs.
  12. ^ Krzeczowski, Jake. "The Break Presents: Jay IDK". XXL.
  13. ^ Case, Wesley. "Kid Cudi, Rae Sremmurd to headline 5th Trillectro Music Festival at Merriweather". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  14. ^ Hartleb, Ellie. "Trillectro 2016 Lineup Announced". NBC Washington. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  15. ^ Setaro, Shawn. "Rapper Jay IDK Gets Real About Money On 'Empty Bank'". Forbes. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  16. ^ Richards, Chris. "Jay IDK, one of the DMV's most promising rappers, comes to U Street Music Hall". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  17. ^ Morris, Hannah. "jayidkfan.weebly.com". Weebly.
  18. ^ Williams, Marcel. "Jay IDK - The Empty Bank Review". HipHopDX. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  19. ^ McKrell, Aaron. "Review: IDK Finds Good Company on 'IDK & Friends'". HipHopDX. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Kristi YamaGucci" 2018 ASAP Ferg, Denzel Curry, NickNack N/A
"Uh Huh" Denzel Curry
"No Time" Party Thieves
"Beautiful Smile" Saba
"And You" Token, Bas Between Somewhere