J.I.D Adds New Song To ‘The Forever Story’ Album So Fans Can Play It ‘The Correct Way’
The Dreamville rapper included the song “2007” on his album after clearance issues prevented it from making the tracklist when the LP first dropped in August. J.I.D took to Twitter to revel in the news.
“2007 is really out.. I’m up early really replaying TFS the correct way,” he tweeted on Thursday (November 3).
The song was initially released on J.I.D’s father’s birthday as a teaser and YouTube exclusive on the Dreamville collective’s page. It hears him tell the story of his upbringing and experiences in college, from an aspiring football player to a rapper.
2007 is really out.. I’m up early really replaying TFS the correct way 🤴🏾
— (J.I.D) (@JIDsv) November 3, 2022
It also features skits from his father talking about when he found out J.I.D was kicked out of school and pursued rap, and J. Cole speaking on how they met and when he decided to sign him to Dreamville.
In August, J.I.D sent out a tweet letting fans know the song was the outro to the album and needed to be added to capture the story he was telling.
“This was the Outro to the album, but it’s needed to understand the full story,” he tweeted.
The Forever Story is the third studio album from the Atlanta, Georgia native, equipped with features from EarthGang, 21 Savage, Baby Tate, Lil Durk, Yasiin Bey, Lil Wayne, Ari Lennox and more. The album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart.
This was the Outro to the album but it’s needed to understand the full story!!https://t.co/yRqBqU3baL
— (J.I.D) (@JIDsv) August 19, 2022
In a recent interview with Ebro Darden, J.I.D revealed he sampled his grandmother’s funeral to open up his latest project.
“The way it starts is actually at my grandma’s funeral,” J.I.D said of “Kody Blu 31.” “I have the actual footage. I’m sitting there crying, holding the phone, recording this, because I know it’s a big moment.
“A couple years before that, we lost my other grandma on my mother’s side. This is my dad’s mother we lost. Recording this, my dad is singing his heart out on this recording.”
He continued: “At the beginning of the song, if you listen to it, the first 15, 20 seconds, you could hear my whole family singing. You could hear my momma say, ‘Thank you, Lord.’
“It’s super powerful, and it’s just literally about keep pushing through. The song is saying, ‘Swing on, swing on.’ It’s a choir-type feel. My family is all over the album.”