IDK (rapper)

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IDK
Birth nameJason Aaron Mills
Also known as
  • Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge
  • Jay IDK
Born (1992-05-24) May 24, 1992 (age 28)
London, England
OriginBowie, Maryland, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2012–present
Labels
Associated acts

Jason Aaron Mills (born May 24, 1992), professionally known as IDK (formerly Jay IDK), is a British-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.[2][3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Jason Aaron Mills was born on May 24, 1992 in London, England to American parents. He was raised in Bowie, Maryland, where he later started to make music initially under the name Jay IDK.[1]

Career[edit]

In August 2015, Mills released his second mixtape, titled SubTrap.[6] The name stands for Suburban Trap or "Trap music with substance."[7] The album features the singles "The Plug,"[8] "God Said Trap (King Trappy III)"[9] and "Cookie Addiction" featuring BJ the Chicago Kid.[10] It features production from Skhye Hutch, was mixed by Lo Mein, Tim Webberson, Matt Weiss, and Delbert Bowers.[6] 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 third mixtape Empty Bank and premiered it on Forbes.[15] Mills opened for Isaiah Rashad on his "The Lil Sunny" tour which started in January 2017.[16]

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
(as Jay IDK)
  • Released: May 25, 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
SubTrap
(as Jay IDK)
  • Released: August 25, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Empty Bank
(as Jay IDK)
  • Released: September 9, 2016
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
IWasVeryBad
  • Released: October 13, 2017
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
IDK & Friends :)[17]
  • Released: November 9, 2018
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
IDK & Friends 2 (Basketball County soundtrack)
  • Released: June 26, 2020
  • Label: Warner, Clue
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Guest appearances[edit]

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
"Beautiful Oblivion" The Neighbourhood Hard To Imagine The Neighbourhood Ever Changing
"Minimizia" 2019 City Morgue CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IDK launches new label Clue, shares "Digital" video". The Fader.
  2. ^ Krzeczowski, Jake. "The Break Presents: Jay IDK". XXL. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Skelton, Eric. "LISTEN TO TWO EXPLOSIVE NEW SINGLES FROM JAY IDK". Pigeons & Planes. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  4. ^ Ju, Shirley. "Jay IDK Drops "Mentality" & "Somebody"". HipHopDX. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  5. ^ Kyles, Yohance. "#DMVOnTheMove: Jay IDK Is Expanding His Tribe Of Supporters By Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge". AllHipHop. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Frydenlund, Zach. "Premiere: Stream IDK's 'Subtrap' Project". Complex. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Martinez, Adrian. "Premier: Jay IDK "God Said Trap" FT. Ash Riser". Mass Appeal. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  8. ^ Leight, Elias. "Vent Your Frustrations With Jay IDK's "Metro"". The Fader. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  9. ^ Lewis, Brittany. "Jay IDK & Deniro Farrar "Trust Nobody" (NEW MUSIC)". Global Grind. Interactive One. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  10. ^ Belassen, Lorenzo. "Jay IDK Recruits BJ The Chicago Kid forKid". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved June 28, 2016. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  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 June 28, 2016.
  14. ^ Hartleb, Ellie. "Trillectro 2016 Lineup Announced". NBC Washington. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  15. ^ Setaro, Shawn. "Rapper Jay IDK Gets Real About Money On 'Empty Bank'". Forbes. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  16. ^ Morris, Hannah. "jayidkfan.weebly.com". Weebly.
  17. ^ McKrell, Aaron. "Review: IDK Finds Good Company on 'IDK & Friends'". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 18, 2019.