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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from 6LACK, A$AP Ferg, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ella Mai, Joey Bada$$ and Method Man.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Dec 12, 2018
    90
    DiCaprio 2 exemplifies what the ideal student of the game sounds like--someone who's conscious of how a hook presents itself, how to control their delivery and how to diversify their lyrical bonds.
  2. Jan 7, 2019
    90
    DiCaprio 2 surpasses everything the rapper offered before it, with his strengths in full focus at a level that can't help but remind of the career peaks of greats that came before him.
  3. Dec 12, 2018
    86
    The 14-track album keeps all the commended technical framework of The Never Story but elevates the delivery and songwriting to a point where he sounds completely like his own man with his own plan.
  4. Dec 12, 2018
    77
    His songs are about joy and hunger and reflection and fun. Not one of them feels as if it’s trying to save hip-hop.
  5. Dec 12, 2018
    30
    Every inflection, every word, even nearly every concept feels lifted from rap’s reigning King’s playbook. It’s a haphazard mixture of TDE’s figurehead circa Section.80, with a big heap of Good Kid and a smattering of To Pimp a Butterfly, just for good measure. ... DiCaprio 2 is a heavy helping of technicality, signifying absolutely nothing.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 9, 2019
    9
    J.I.D dropped the album DiCaprio 2 after releasing the main single, his collab with label head J. Cole, Off Deez. After an amazing song suchJ.I.D dropped the album DiCaprio 2 after releasing the main single, his collab with label head J. Cole, Off Deez. After an amazing song such as Off Deez, the expectations for the album was set sky high. Showcasing his lyrical and technical skill, he didn't only answer to these expectations, but also blew most competing rappers out of the waters. J.I.D is no stranger to playing with words and rhythms, something he beautifully showcase on this album. With a. variety of different moods delivered through the album, such as the playful yet serious song 151 Rum or the more down to earth and moody Workin Out, he truly shows why many considers him as the head of the newer hip-hop generation. Overall a solid album, and I'm sure we're all excited to what he can deliver in the future. Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2018
    7
    One of the biggest surprises of the year. J.I.D's album was full of hilarity, intimacy, and liveliness. A vivid project complemented withOne of the biggest surprises of the year. J.I.D's album was full of hilarity, intimacy, and liveliness. A vivid project complemented with great production, and some nice verses done by the Atlanta native. There is a lot to take in, with tracks like Workin' Out, Skrawberries, and Slick Talk defining his career. Jazzy and industrial sounds in Atlanta clearly do not match, yet it is surprisingly well executed by J.I.D. There are some disappointments in here too though. Off Deez with a strangely out of shape J.Cole was meant to be the key track in this album, but the repetition and the overdone lyricism just didn't work. 6lack, Method Man, and A$AP Ferg features delivered in some way, but it just wasn't as favorable as when J.I.D stood alone. Even with that, this album is very solid in sound and performance.

    Probably the best that he has to offer yet. An unexpected run at top rap album.
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