IDK

IDK is reinventing trap music. A self-proclaimed ‘socially conscious artist,’ IDK, which stands for “ignorantly delivering knowledge”, has built a cult-like following since releasing his official debut, SubTrap, in 2015. Following the release of his sophomore project, The Empty Bank, which was hailed as “not only thematically innovative but musically superb,” (Forbes) IDK emerged as one of the most exciting new artists and earned “Best of 2016” nods from XXL, Highsnobiety, Blavity, Hypebeast, DJ Booth, UPROXX, and numerous others. IDK kicked off 2017 with the release of two new music videos, his single “Blame My Friends,” a profile in The Washington Post, and over 50 dates on the road with TDE’s Isaiah Rashad. In April of 2017, IDK announced in an exclusive interview with Billboard that he will be partnering with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim to produce content for his next album. Forbes also profiled IDK surrounding the announcement and Pigeons & Planes included news of the partnership in their mini-doc, "Who Is IDK." Following the success of his recent single “OMW,” which was named one of the best songs of April by Complex and racked up over 2M streams, IDK is poised and ready to take his music to the next level.

A native of PG County, Maryland, IDK was born in London, England, moved to the United States at the age of 2, and grew up in a middle class home before serving time in prison as a teenager. His perspective on life and his education undoubtedly changed after this lesson. His experience through the American criminal justice system coupled with his teenage years in the DMV gave him inspiration for his career as a rapper, a narrative he eloquently penned and shared with The Huffington Post last year. Rapping gave IDK an outlet for his creative expression, while providing him a unique career path to tell his story to the masses. When asked if hip-hop saved his life, IDK said, “Definitely, man. There are no ifs, ands or buts about that.”

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"One of the DMV's most promising rappers." The Washington Post