- Record Label: Interscope
- Release Date: Aug 26, 2022
- Summary: The third full-length studio release for Atlanta rapper JID features guest appearances from 21 Savage, Johnta Austin, Baby Tate, Yasiin Bey, EarthGang, Eryn Allen Kane, Ravyn Lenae, Ari Lennox, Lil Durk, Lil Wayne, and Kenny Mason.
- Record Label: Interscope
- Genre(s): Rap, Southern Rap, Contemporary Rap
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Positive: 6 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
Sep 27, 2022All the characteristics of JID's music appear in full force: the attention-grabbing beat switches equalled only by his effortless changeups in flow, absolutely absurd rhyme schemes and storytelling chops, and features that range from fantastic (Earthgang on their fun shit, a more fired-up Yasiin Bey than we've heard in the better part of a decade and a disarmingly beautiful cameo from James Blake) to the banal (21 Savage and Lil Durk, sounding exactly like you'd expect them to). ... Fun, idiosyncratic and personal.
Sep 27, 2022An even sharper, more musically dense articulation of JID's profound talents with The Forever Story. The album is packed with nonstop displays of technical ability, complex wordplay, inventive use of beat switches, unpredictable shifts in flow and delivery, and forthright expression of experiences both personal and culturally shared.
Sep 27, 2022JID’s latest release is a wonderful insight into the rapper’s formative years, and ultimately through the introspective manner allows for an enthralling listen.
The WireOct 5, 2022It’s heavyweight stuff delivered with a beautiful lightness of touch. [Nov 2022, p.73]
Sep 27, 2022The skits poking fun at impatient fans and his quips about song leaks don’t fully conceal that Forever is JID’s attempt to be a hip-hop ringmaster playing every role in the circus. Even so, his expanded ambition is impressive.
Sep 27, 2022JID raps like a Harlem Globetrotter on The Forever Story; the skills are there, it’s littered with flashy displays of technique and it sounds better than fine most of the time. But there’s nothing on the line: at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who wins the game.
Positive: 17 out of 17
Mixed: 0 out of 17
Negative: 0 out of 17
Dec 20, 2022forever story is a sexy little beast album so good xoxoxoxoxo, butttt there is no denzel which sucks xoxoxoxo
Mar 19, 2023My favorite rap album, maybe overall album of 2022. The flows, beats, voice, lyrics, storytelling, everything was amazing.
Nov 2, 2022JID yet again proves he is one of the most underrated and talented voices in the industry at the moment. Listen to the album for an incredibleJID yet again proves he is one of the most underrated and talented voices in the industry at the moment. Listen to the album for an incredible experience, and I hope people will cherish the beauty of it for years to come.… Expand
Oct 24, 2022Not a single skip on this album. JID is proving to be a real staple in the rap game. This is a clear contender for album of the year.
Jan 8, 2023THE FOREVER STORY is an amazing album filled with absolute bangers. It shows JID 's full display off talent, and proves to us that he was, andTHE FOREVER STORY is an amazing album filled with absolute bangers. It shows JID 's full display off talent, and proves to us that he was, and still is, underrated. Best album of the year.… Expand
Feb 14, 2023This album will be remembered as one of the best albums of 2022 and will be used to depict how 2020s hip-hop looked like.
From the beginningThis album will be remembered as one of the best albums of 2022 and will be used to depict how 2020s hip-hop looked like.
From the beginning to the start, the album consistently maintains the quality of the production along with the quality of the deep meaningful lyrics.
The flow, the stories told, the instruments, everything is great. And the best thing about the album, is that this album has a huge accessibility and replayability.
Over these few months, I have listened to it more than 40 times but I still can't help but vibe to it everytime I play it again. The tunes get stuck into your head and you'll keep coming back to this album again and again.
Overall, this will be loved by anyone, regardless of whether a person is into rap music deeply or not. Even a casual listener would not hesitate to agree that this album is amazing.
If I had to nitpick, I'd say that the track "Bruddanem" felt a bit messy, at times and there seems to be a hissing sound, if you listen to it very attentively. But this is just to nitpick and to specifically find out a flaw. Also, this is not necessarily a flaw. Maybe, this is the way J.I.D intended it to be.
Overall, this album is a must listen to, if you are into rap music, even in the slightest bit.… Expand
Oct 2, 2022A real contender for best album of the year. JID is one of the most slept on rappers of all time.
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