blame my friends
New Music Feb 27  |  

Jay IDK – “Blame My Friends (The Gang)”

Jay IDK is on tour with Isaiah Rashad right now, but he still has time to drop new music. “Blame My Friends (The Gang)” finds the DMV representer and London native balancing a singsong delivery and more hardcore demeanor as he details the way peer pressure has affected him over time. Stream “Blame My Friends . . .

A boy's innocence
New Music Feb 16  |  

Jay IDK – “A Boy’s Innocence” ft. Fat Trel (Video)

“The money takes a boy’s innocence.” Jay IDK teams up with fellow DMV representer Fat Trel to drop a video for “A Boy’s Innocence,” a standout track from Jay’s Empty Bank project. The video features a very wintry soundscape, which many of us can likely relate to at this point. Watch the video for “A . . .

I Picture
New Music Jan 18  |  

Jay IDK brings his vivid imagination to life with “I Picture” (Video)

Jay IDK has had a great deal of success thus far, and he’s back on the scene with a video for “I Picture.” The video brings the concept of struggling with lust and the desire for material gain to life, literally. The DMV-based spitter is gearing up to go on the Isaiah Rashad’s Lil Sunny . . .

hello
New Music Jan 3  |  

Jay IDK – “Hello Pt 2”

Jay IDK releases a freestyle over Kanye West’s “Famous” Jay IDK has a done a good job promoting his Empty Bank album that he dropped last September. After dropping a video for “Mentality” he returns to share a freestyle over Kanye West‘s The Life Of Pablo song, “Famous.” Listen below.

Mentality
New Music Nov 17  |  

Jay IDK returns to London for his “Mentality” video

Jay IDK is continuing to carve a space for himself as one of the most distinct voices coming out of the DMV, and “Mentality” is certainly not a record that you want to miss. The laser sharp emcee returns to London in the song’s newly released visual accompaniment. Jay told CLASH that his trip back . . .

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Jay IDK – ‘Empty Bank’ (Album Stream)

Jay IDK drops his Empty Bank album full of gems from a well-need perspective. Instead of taking the typical route of over the top braggadocio and claims of financial clout, he tells a story revolving around the truth about money and it’s effects. Premiering on Forbes, Jay speaks with Shawn Setaro to get a little . . .

My Wallet
New Music Sep 3  |  

Jay IDK – “My Wallet” ft. Michael Christmas, Saba & Jimi Tents

A lot of records involve the topic of money these days and that’s great and all, but I love it when an artist can get creative. Jay IDK is back with a new single called “My Wallet,” released a week before his The Empty Bank EP is set to come out. “My Wallet” features Boston’s . . .

I Picture
New Music Aug 9  |  

Jay IDK snaps again with “I Picture”

Like many of us, Jay IDK has a lot of ambition. On his latest release, “I Picture,” he paints a picture of some of the material things that motivate him to continue his ascent. Look for Jay’s Empy Bank project to release on August 26th. Stream “I Picture” below, and purchase via iTunes.

Mentality
New Music Jun 22  |  

Stream two new Jay IDK songs, “Mentality (A)” and “Somebody (B)”

Jay IDK is a very precise person, if his creative output is any indication. The DMV native just released two new tracks, “Mentality (A)” and “Somebody (B),” and both releases are very polished in all aspects. The former features a dreary, warbling soundscape behind some resolute, emphatic verses from Jay. The former is a more . . .

Trust Nobody
New Music Apr 13  |  

Jay IDK – “Trust Nobody” ft. Deniro Farrar

“I ain’t got no time for that, I’m on a mission.” Jay IDK seems to be focused as ever, even as he’s dealing with the form of paranoia or caution that can come with a rapid rise to fame on his latest release, “Trust Nobody.” Featuring fellow up and comer Deniro Farrar, this joint has . . .

god said trap
New Music Mar 7  |  

Jay IDK – “God Said Trap” (Video)

Originally featured on last year’s Subtrap project, “God Said Trap,” which features Ash Riser, paints a vivid picture of real life experiences that Jay IDK has lived through. The newly released video is equally vivid and powerful, further contextualizing the narrative that catches our attention upon first listen. As Jay told Complex: “I wanted to . . .

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Jay IDK – “Cookie Addiction” ft. BJ The Chicago Kid

DMV up and comer Jay IDK proved to be a versatile wordsmith throughout his Subtrap album, and he gets us reacquainted with his smoother side via his new release, “Cookie Addiction,” which features soulful vocals from the one and only BJ The Chicago Kid. Stream “Cookie Addiction” below.

the seller
New Music Sep 27  |  

Jay IDK – “The Seller & The User” (Short Film)

Fresh off the success of his Subtrap album, Jay IDK brings the Glitch Mob and Lo-Fi-produced “We All Da Same” to life with a short film called “The Seller & The User.” The song’s subject matter is centered around that of a drug addict and the thought process surrounding his incessant need to act upon his addiction. The video is . . .

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Jay IDK – “Subtrap” (Album)

Jay IDK‘s Subtrap album has arrived, and it lives up to expectations.It feels like this project has been in the making for years, and it has. The DMV resident uses Subtrap to give listeners a gritty, firsthand account of his life growing up. To tell his story, Jay employs a series of different characters: Chris, . . .

God Said Trap
New Music Aug 18  |  

Jay IDK – “God Said Trap” ft. Ash Riser

Jay IDK gives us a window into his conflicted inner thoughts on his dark new single, “God Said Trap,” featuring Ash Riser. The production, which comes courtesy of Jay, Gamebrand, and Skhyehutch, is entrancing and decidedly sinister. Jay talent does an excellent job of playing villain, delivering his lines emphatically as he gives listeners a sense of some . . .