Dreamville’s latest signee J.I.D is fresh off the shelf and is getting to ready be an artist, as he talks with HNHH about how he got signed to J. Cole and his album The Never Story.

Atlanta’s J.I.D says it all began when he joined an EarthGang tour with Bas (a Dreamville artist) and Ab-Soul and Cole came to one of the shows:

“One night, Cole came to one of the shows in New York,” he said. “I got real cool with Ced Brown, he’s like Dreamville. He was working the sound. He’s real close with Cole — like one of his childhood friends … I would send him music after we got off tour, just sending him shit. I don’t know that he’s playing this shit for Cole. He was playing it for Cole the whole time.”

Cole began to keep tabs on J.I.D’s work and here we are: