JID Bio, Educational Background, Parents & Siblings, Girlfriend, Physical Features, Career, Net Worth.
With his rapid-fire delivery, clever wordplay, and impressive lyrical prowess, JID has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting talents in the world of hip-hop. Born Destin Choice Route in Atlanta, Georgia, JID has garnered widespread acclaim for his unique rapping style and thought-provoking lyrics. His ability to seamlessly blend intricate rhyme schemes with poignant storytelling has earned him a devoted fanbase and critical praise. He is also known for his ability to effortlessly switch between different flows and cadences. He is part of the Atlanta-based hip-hop collective, Spillage Village. He is also a member of the Hip-Hop group, Zoink Gang alongside Smino, Guapdad 4000 and Buddy. He gained massive attention in 2012 following the release of his independent project “Route of Evil” and has gone on to release a number of albums including his most recent album, The Forever Story (2022) which attained the number 12 spot on the Billboard 200, making it his highest charting album.
In this article, we will delve into the life and artistry of JID.
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Destin Choice Route, who is also popularly known as JID, is an American rapper who was born on October 31, 1990. He is currently 33 years old and bears the Scorpio zodiac sign. He hails from Atlanta, a city which is popularly known as the hotbed for rap and hip-hop talents. He adopted his stage name “JID” from a nickname his mother gave him. Growing up, he never had the dream to pursue music as he was aspiring to play in the National Football League (NFL). He was a defensive back for his high school football team and even dislocated his hip playing football during his senior year. After high school, he was awarded an athletic scholarship to Hampton University but he was eventually kicked out for skipping practice. He later teamed up with the rap collective, EarthGang and later formed the rap collective, “Spillage Village”. Growing up, he listened to 90s New York rappers like Nas, Jay Z among others whom he draws his influences from. He is an African-American who hails from a Christian household. Over the course of his career, He has worked with artistes such as J.Cole, Denzel Curry, Imagine Dragons among others. He is currently associated with fellow rapper, J. Cole’s Dreamville Records.
He obtained his high school education at Stephenson High School in the DeKalb county of Georgia where he played as a defensive back for the school’s football team and even dislocated his hip during his senior year. After his high school graduation, he gained an athletic scholarship to Hampton University in Georgia where he played two seasons with the football team until he was kicked out for skipping practice.
Parents and Siblings.
He is the youngest child of Carl Louis Route Jr. and Kathy Jean Route. He has not revealed much information regarding the occupations of his parents. He is not an only child, he has seven older siblings. He even dedicated his “Sistanem” track to one of his sisters.
Whilst he has always been open about his professional life, he has chosen to keep his love life away from the spotlight. His decision to keep his family life private reflects his commitment to maintain a boundary between his public persona and personal life.
The gracefulness of his physique is highlighted by his height of 5 feet 6 inches and a body weight of 62 kilograms. His height and weight contribute to him having a lean build. He embraces alternative forms of self-expression and as such has tattoos. He lives a flamboyant lifestyle and is often seen adorning diamonds on different body parts.
He decided to commence his career and professional journey after he was kicked out of his college football team which eventually led him to team up with EarthGang to form the rap collective “Spillage Village”. In 2010, he released his debut mixtape “CakeWalk”. In June 2011, he followed it up with :CakeWalk 2”. On June 25, 2012, he released his third mixtape “Route Of All Evil”. On October 22, 2013, he released his fourth mixtape, ParaTu. In 2017, he signed with J. Cole’s Dreamville Records and released his debut studio album “The Never Story”. On November 26, 2018, he released his second studio album “DiCaprio 2”. In 2021, he released the single “Enemy” with pop rock band, “Imagine Dragons” which became his highest charting and most popular single. He released his most recent album, The Forever Story in 2022. The album peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200, making it his highest charting album.
According to sources, the amount of money the rapper has in his possession is estimated to be worth $1 million as of 2023. His growing discography and loyal fanbase have solidified his place as one of the most exciting and talented artists in the hip-hop scene, earning a stable source of income in return.
|Full Name||Destin Choice Route|
|Date of Birth||October 31, 1990|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|