Published on January 5th, 2018 | by Jerry Doby


IDK ‘HELLO’ PT. 3 (Freestyle)

2017 was just the beginning for Maryland rapper, .idk. Coming off the release of his critically acclaimed album, IWASVERYBAD [HXLY/Commission Music], and a victorious European run with Joey Bada$$, the PG County artist keeps the momentum moving into the new year with “(HELLO PT. 3).” About the freestyle, .idk. says, ““Every year I like to make a ‘hello’ and challenge myself to make it better than the last.” With no signs of slowing down, .idk. fires off bar after bar, giving fans a fresh spin on the new, Southside-produced Gucci Mane track, “Peepin Out The Blinds.” “I know I’m the best/If you look back at history they be ignoring the best/And you show them the sweat/Bitch I’ve done been in the sauna for years I ain’t passing out yet,” .idk. spits with fury. The freestyle comes a month before .idk. embarks on a nationwide tour with A$AP Ferg and Denzel Curry, starting February 28th, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Find tour dates below and tickets here:

.idk. (FKA Jay IDK) has been making significant noise since teaming up with Adult Swim for the release of his full-length soundtrack LP, IWASVERYBAD. An all-star cast of guest features include DOOMChief KeefSwizz BeatzDel The Funky HomosapienYung Gleesh, and Mother MarygoldIWASVERYBAD serves as an autobiography as told by a true visionary who’s spent years to get here. Don’t miss .idk. on tour during his breakout year!

The badass rapper from Prince George’s County, Maryland has been on the fast track to success since the release of projects Subtrap and Empty Bank, but it’s his recently released album IWASVERYBAD that has his name in the mix of hip-hop’s impending elite.” – Paper Magazine

Where [Kendrick] Lamar’s stories detail narrowly escaping trouble, IDK’s seem quietly thrilled by dabbling in it and successfully making it back in one piece.
– Vulture

IDK was able to use his mastery of storytelling to manifest a personal masterwork.
– DJ Booth’s 50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017





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