Short for Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge, IDK is as much a moniker as it is a mission. The Prince George’s County, Maryland, artist has long dedicated his life and art to presenting big ideas in accessible ways. Using witty lyricism, percussive flows, and a chameleonic musicality, IDK turns life lessons and philosophical musings into utter bangers. In the process, he’s become one of rap’s most inventive practitioners.

His new album, USEE4YOURSELF, is his richest work yet, a sprawling meditation on love, materialism, masculinity, and the effects of a troubled upbringing. Loaded with unpredictable features and recollections from childhood, it’s a character study framed in fierce beats and blockbuster productions. It’s also a culmination for the man born Jason Mills, who began his musical journey behind bars about a decade ago.

Through albums like Subtrap (2015), IWASVERYBAD (2017), and Is He Real? (2019), IDK built a proper body of work. And he uses that foundation as a jump-off point for not just music, but action that enriches the world: his inquisitive Radio Clue Apple Music radio show; No Label Academy, his music biz course in collaboration with Nike and Harvard University; and his Clue Records, which in 2020 released IDK & FRIENDS 2, a soundtrack for Kevin Durant’s Basketball County: In the Water documentary full of DMV-area artists. As IDK puts it, with that trademark mix of flex and humor: “I'm in competition with myself and only me. And I'm whooping my ass every time.”

Past Shows


Jul
28
th
2022
Fine Line
Jul
28
th
2022
Fine Line
Cancelled

IDK

SIMPLE. WORLD TOUR
with Mavi
Jan
19
th
2017
7th St Entry
Jan
19
th
2017
7th St Entry

ISAIAH RASHAD

with LANCE SKIIIWALKER and IDK

More Shows

Mar
4
th
Palace Theatre

Cory Wong ft. Victor Wooten

with Trousdale
Oct
3
rd
Turf Club

W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc)

with PAINT
Aug
11
th
Fine Line

CAM

with Amythyst Kiah
Sep
16
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Juicy Scoop Live with Heather McDonald